What size? what's the wind range? factory bar? 4 or 5lines?
Glad that you like it but you haven't stated any real info or comparisons to other c or bow kites,
eg. xbow depower is really on/off imho, vegas depower is? (Smooth/linear/on/off what?)
very good questions, i did not want to talk about because i originally did not consider it a review.
165 lb rider and Jaime L board(128x40)- Stock 06 North 5th element bar(5 lines)
anyway it was a 12.0m , i do not have the best idea about the low end, really, i know its greater than my 12.0 Rhino, but the best estimate i can give is that i could probably ride it in very comfortably in about 12knots , this is conservative and really based on my rhino6 estimate.
upper end? I did not reach it that day and it was blowing approx 20knot, the sensor was reading high teens/low twenties but this sensor is notorious for reading low, gusts into the mid twenties(note that this does not effect the readng on the lower end, i based that upon my rhino6 comparison of it, at different spots).
It depowered COMPLETELY which is why i'm sure it doesnt have a roof that i've hit yet. Just to note: my Rhino 6 which has great range as well, really has no comparison when it comes to upper end. I was OVERpowered on my r6 12.0, but could handle LOADS more wind on the vegas, it depowers amazingly, like a bow.
Now when i say it depowers like a bow i mean that it depowers like a bow in magnitude, i.e. it reaches a very similar minimum power. However, it does not get you there like a bow does. Every inch on the sheeting strap depowers a linear amount, it feels like atleast. The bow tends to rapidly depower(exponentially almost), whereas the vegas is very , very smooth. A medium canbe found easily this way. it's really amazing imo.
I have flown Naish, slingshot, cabrinha, best, caution, ocean rodeo, ___2005__ models, but NONE of the 06's yet. I found that those 05 models all depowered in a similar fashion(not very much in comparison with kites today). The only bows i've flown were mentioned previously.
I am still very interested in trying windwing and rrd kites, as i hear a lotthat their depowering capability is amazing as well.