Finally got to the beach with the 20.5 Slingshot Machine and 149 cm Glide board for testing! As compared to the many other kites at the beach, the Machine setup had loads more speed, pop, lift, upwind ability and quickness to plane.
There were several other people on light wind setups and they could not stay up wind at all and barely jump. I was planing and boosting Raleys, Tantrums and Rolls while other peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s kites would not even fly.
In this light wind condition believe it or not the Machine had no problem water relaunching. I watched someone with a traditional kite that could not relaunch drift miles down the beach. In fact someone that borrowed my Machine also washed up down the beach, because they were not trained in the differences in relaunching this kite. I will definitely say there are completely different techniques for relaunching using the 5 line Machine. Once you have figured it out you can relaunch in almost no wind.
Proven and tested is a Fact with the Tony L. Machine!