I tested the yarga Sunday:
First thing I did was give it to my buddy,
(if this was a killer kite, better him than me. [wink])
I just said to him, "test this thing"; being an idiot (him not me) with a brand new turbo pump, he pumped it up to 9 psi.
Bastard,,lol, I picked it up to launch him and about shit, the thing was well beyond tightÃ¢â‚¬â€fuc-wad,, anyway this kite can, and did take/handle the abuse...
The kite (05 Yarga 11m.) is very well made, I was impressed with the panel layout, its got seams everywhere; never seen so many panels; looked very professionally laid-out.
My buddy is one of those guys who looks wild, he scares people; even from a great distance. This fat woman jumped right off her jet ski, into the water, when he came toward her.
Anyway, He put on quite a show, Big air, soft landings, a double kite loop, all this with no depower whatsoever in the kite.
You see it had those kook proof connectors, and we had to tie knots in the rear lines just to fly it.
Anyway, he thought it was very stable, thought it turned pretty-good, said it went up wind well enough...
That's pretty High praise from Him; he represents, and flies for a competitor's Brand)
I Re-rigged the kite on my bar after launching it on his and finding it was rigged with zero depower; my friend's an idiot remember?
My impression was that it turned fast, had a good power stroke felt solid in the air, went up wind better than I expected and relaunched with true ease.
The wind was lighter when I got my turn on it and so I mainly went for stoking it all over the sky and trying to out run it up wind.
It did do one strange thing? I was cranking hard up wind with the kite low and it just folded and hit the water?
I suppose I over taxed it for the conditions?
All and all it was much more of a kite than you'd have a right to expect for the money.
One more thing it had much better low end than my 11.4m. high aspect kite, turned just as fast and this made the difference in getting out (I doubt I could have exited the beach on my 8.4 in this same wind) on a very on-shore light wind session.
Nice kite Sq, thanks for the ride, I'd definitely own one.
More testing to come, that is if my shit for brains buddy doesn't explode the f-en thing with his super pump first.