Well .... if you wanna read my CV and about the bits & pieces from the kite ( bag , bar etc ) read my review about the 5m Ovando ...
One change.... the bar is 5 cm bigger than the one that came with the 5m
My today´s setup ..... My Shinn board 42 , 9m OV ( 23 + extensions )
Anyway .... today was a kinda light wind day n Tarifa , received the kite 2 days ago so I thought I just hit the beach and try it out ....
At this point I can tell you for sure that in those conditions I would pump my 13m Edge right away ...
Check it out ( was kiting from 16,30 till 18.00 )
When I arrived at the beach, the wind was ....
11 knots !!!!! with 16 knots gusts !!!!
Most of the kites on the water were 11 m Warrro 09 , 12 m Switsblade ( or whatever the name is ) , 12 m Rebel 09 and so on and so on .... a few 9m out there but one with a surfboard and a few woman´s ( I guess around the 45/50 kg mark )
I was AMAZED that I was fully lit , most of the time during my 1 1/2 hr session I had the kite on park modus , sure I was not able to jump rather than some 1 meter ( wannabe ) jumps but I had a fantastic light wind session with a 9 m on not more than 12-13 KNOTS ...
Amazing !!!!!! it is like a dream come true .... have NO IDEA how long I have been dreaming about to be able to kite in such winds with an 9m .... actually I was doing better than most kites out there !!! and I have no idea the reason , but this kite ( as well as the 5m ) point up wind like no other .... started to follow some folks on their kites to compare how well I was doing and in probably 100 meter I was able to overtake them going upwind like 20+ meters ??? with a 9 !!!!
Again ..... this kite needs some experienced hands .... it does not like to get over sheeted , when you make a hard turn you need to release the bar a bit otherwise it could overload itself , on 27 meter lines it´s a bit slower than a regular 9m 8 but then again it has a far better lowwww end ) .
I did not crashed the kite since the beach was still full ( most newbies ) and need to wait till Sept. 15 until we finally get our beaches back AND all these tourists are GONEEEE .
ON the weekend we ( hope ) are getting some nuclear Levante so we should get some decent 20 ish knots in my local spot here in Sotogrande .
Stay tuned .... wanna try out the top end of this kite
So folks .... this is me after todays session
Thats the face of a HAPPY kiter ....