yeah, my comment on the velcro stopper was pretty premature.. at larger winds it does not seem to do the function, unless you place bar gently against the velcro before unspinning it.
actually i had to spend an hour before getting used to the kite.. it is strange to place kite at the edge of window, pull the bar and start riding. gaining speed and cutting upwind very good. had some problems with slowing down with the conventional method, though. for the first time i felt that 138*39 board is a bit large
i assume that this design of kite will be a revolution for waveriding, since it seems to open up lot of possibilities, that i was not able to get from the classic 4liner. but for other directions of kiteboarding i don`t see this work better than the 4liners.
and ofcourse for people, that love tehnology packed kites. like flysurfers.. safer, more efficient etc, but not too popular after all
riding onehanded didn`t seem a large problem, since the bar pressure is really light. lighter than anything before actually. i spent more than 1.5 hours without using the stopper most of the time, and tieredness was not the reason i came ashore.. it became dark
i do agree, that the second edition of this design should be a lot better