Well it:s official...I LOVE this kite!!!
Had 20knots average today and sunny with chop and 3-5 foot slop waves that had smooth water in between.
Me at 88kg on a 132cm board and the 7m with 27m lines...still haven:t gone down to 23m lines as I:m too lazy to take off the 4m extensions. lol.
Others, small riders around 60-70kgs and a small 50kg female...most on 9-10m kites two on 12m kites.
I couldn:t believe how I was jumping HIGH in those winds off the little kicker waves. Had the best day I:ve had in a LONG time with both the twin tip, then the skim, then back to the twin...kite had plenty of depower for the skimboard.(I was able to master my jump, catch the skim, and plop face first in the water)
I was plenty powered in the 20knot average winds on both boards and super comfy, no big gusts, no big lulls, maybe 18-24, except for 20minutes it picked up to about 28knots for some reason and I felt the power of this little thing. I was riding set with the bar about two to three inches from the end of the depower strap at 28, and then pulled in to about two to three inches from max at 20 or so, so I am guessing a top end of 30-35knots, maybe 30 very comfortably without hitting the depower strap, and more, but not as much fun over 30 since some tricks just become too painful with that power...and maybe 16knots for the low end...jury is still out on that one, flat water would be lower, but the crap we can have here and my fat arse raises that a lot.
Jumping, I was getting the highest jumps of anyone today on the little 7m, one guy on a 12m was getting as much hang as me, but not nearly the height, so it jumps VERY well even though it:s only a 7m in 20knots...again though, I was on 27m lines, so that helps too.
Overall, this is by far my favorite kite I:ve owned as of yet, super fast, great power per sq meter, and overall simplicity in the systems....sounds like I:m pimping doesn:t it. lol...I don:t sell kites, I buy them, so take that for what:s it worth...and I:m obviously excited about a great session.
I:d LOVE to hear others impressions on this thing...anyone else out there riding these yet?