quote="bondo"] this seems a bit odd given the rapture has a higher projected area than the regular style kites. I would have thought that the 12 would be ok when everyone is flying 14/15 metre kites, and the 15 when people are flying 16-18.....
care to elaborate further on this aspect of the kite Dr L??
There is no sweat about the kites they have a wider, especially the top end range than a traditional C-shape kites.
A light weight rider can take all of the advantage of a stated full wind range by WW for the Raptures.
For an average or heavier rider a wider board selection becomes important at a low end.
We like to compare things, but these kites are different designs and when we do that we have different expectations and numbers from the past.
Theese kites are performing well when they're powered up so we have to live with that.
Perhaps that's the new way of flying kites.
You shouldn't have any doubts theese kites are great as I keep saying. Read the WW forum.
Mostly I apply pressure on the bar all the time without too much pressure on it since it's a front line flyer IMO.