HereÃ‚Â´s my story (so far
Tried the Sonic 11mÃ‚Â² last year in Tarifa. Ten days sub 15 knots, 100% on
shore and incoming tide. ItÃ‚Â´s surely possible to use the 11mÃ‚Â² in this kind
of wind (i saw it being done) but not for me.
Quite an unexperienced kiteboarder - it was just not possible for me. I only got the hang the last day and had some fun.
I think I trimmed it totally wrong. As the 11mÃ‚Â² Sonic in these lightest
winds is quite prone to backstalling once you oversheet, it`s not
the easiest thing, flying the 11mÃ‚Â² for the first time in these sub 15 knotish
Actually did sell the 11mÃ‚Â² Sonic and waited for new (used) gear to arrive (old c-shape kites).
Last week I got a really fabulous pricing for a 8mÃ‚Â² Sonic which I bought.
And what can I say -> THIS KITE R.O.C.K.S.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG TIME!
Snowkiting with the 8mÃ‚Â² Sonic rocked and once you figure
it out (especially the sheeting out during turns!) it feels like cheating...
Sooooo easy and no more spanking!!! Just sheet out some way and you`re safe even in plus 40 knots squalls (and that`s conservative!).
(Self-, Re-) Launching with just the 4 Lines -> No Problem!
Selflanding no problem at all!
Eventually I just ordered a 14mÃ‚Â² Sonic also and hope it`s anywhere near
the 8mÃ‚Â² - because then it`s a freakin`, freakin`, freakin` awesome
For the 8mÃ‚Â² Sonic I would say on snow 14 to 40+ knots.
Sounds incredible but it`s absolutely NO bullsh.t!!!
On the water I am not sure yet. Will let you know.
I am going all the way Sonics again. I think 8 and 14mÃ‚Â² Sonics will
cover 10 to 40 knots (both at least!).
Please feel free to ask anything you want!
I think everyone who never flies a Sonic, does not realize what
he/she misses at all!!!!
Attached are some pictures from yesterday - gusty to say the least.... absolutely NO problem with this freaking kite!
My weight is about 75 kg.