For me, it was the total opposite, the kite was so easy to redirect, always where I wanted it to be. But I am used to having pulleys on the bar, so for me, the bar pressure is a lot lighter. So I guess it depends on your previous kites a lot. I've ordered a 9m2 to complete my quiver (got a 13m2).lucie wrote: The trickiest bit I have found is re-directing the kite after a jump. I assume it is because of the bar pressure being heavier than what I am used to (07 Waroos), but I was really having to pull hard to redirect the kite. When I did get this timed right, though, the landing was softer than I used to land on the Waroos.
Verdict - like it, and will be buying a 7m to complete my quivver when they are available in the UK again.
In flight - I love this kite, its much more fun to fly, it turns much much faster than the old Contra. I believe it will fly in just as light winds (maybe lighter) than the contra, the material of the kite is very solid and well put together - there is less wieght to the kite so I think it may stay in the air better than the contra on the light winds - especailly since it is much more manauverable. With the Contra light wind kite the flying was more of a pure torque and grunt pull so there was not much joy out of actually flying the kite as it turned and moved slow, with the new CB - IDS the joy of flying a big kite has returned - I believe its the new bridle configuration that lets the kite pivot much faster and being smaller it moves across the sky much faster. The jumps are good and hang time is excellent as long as you dont choke off the kite, which Im still doing as it seems more prone to choke off than the other Cabrinha's I fly but its only a matter of tuning the kite so its a non-issue. I havnt played with the saftey and depower yet, but Im glad I did the upgrade on the joys of flying this kite alone - anyone want a used 17m Contra ?
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