Rider Skill Level - Intermediate
Rider Weight - 165 lbs
Board - Skywalker 131 x 40
Quiver - Thrusters: 8, 10, 12, 14
Wind - See image
I'll start by saying that the 8m Thruster is a VERY fun kite to fly. It's incredibly fast (as most 8m kites are) but stable and controllable. With light bar pressure it's easy to fly with one hand. Jumping the kite is a real treat. I felt like I was able to "fly" the kite while in the air and the hang time was perhaps my favorite part. At times I think I was just hovering above the water. Such a cool feeling.
The kite loops quickly making it forgiving when practicing hooked in kite loops (I'm still learning these).
Overall, the 8m Thruster is a fun kite that wont disappoint those looking for big jumps and a fast turning machine.
If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.