I don't believe this because of the second hand bullshit info through e-mail.
Second I'v flown the 13m and that's not what I found and heavier riders in 10 - 12mph gusting to 14mph,
which is less than when he was riding in "10 to 12 knots. Gusting to 15, at a guess".
These are the fact and the truth.
I have at least 6 people to verify the above facts,
who were riding the 13m and they were happy with the kite in that lite wind and everything was the other way around.
I have to agree with the previous statement like,
" A kite is never too fast for a rider.
A 13m that got the speed of a 7m is the dream for all experienced kiteboarders but not for beginners..."
To me the faster kite is the better=aerodynamic efficiency and L/D
With better L/D and penetration the more apperent wind can be generated in a lighter wind.
If you give me a 13m with a speed of a 4m size I can handle that,
come on, this is not for newbees that's right!
I know Windwing had to slow down their 9m Rapture, but I'm againt of that,
why not rather grow into that and learn to live with that?
So this guy's review can't be trusted because contradicting himself and don't have any f.... in clue!
The impression is that he is a wake-style aussie heavy punk rider on a small board
and pimping other brands, who don't even have a ball to do the review by himself and reveal his identity.
So how could I consider this to be an honest review if it contradicts other rider's opinions and technicalities?:?: