Hi, no the kite doesn't drop out of the sky, it is not 100% depower. It has more depower than the Sport 2009 but still remains with power when the bar is dropped.
I have been kiting for several years, but I am just now trying unhooked stuff. I demo'd Ozones last April and liked them. Hopefully I will be able to pay for new kites soon, so I am studying up on the reviews. After reading this reviews I have a question.
I am used to kites that have enough depower in the throw that when I am leashed to my chicken loop and I release the bar, the kite immediately falls out of the sky. According to the quote above, this does not happen with the C4s. I am sure the kite will eventually fall out the sky if the bar is dropped without any input from the rider. But, how quickly? If I am trying unhooked, I don't want to get dragged for a while until the kite finally falls out of the sky (especially a stable flying kite like this may take longer). I am new to unhooked, I may be missing some logic in this? Is it OK to be leashed to the chicken loop on the C4s? Will the kite slam down when the bar is dropped or will it fall slowly and wait for you ready to re-launch like a bow kite?
Thanks for answering all these questions.