The Speed 3 has a lot of depower and plenty of stability even when fully depowerd.calbote wrote:Hi Fred:
How is the depower compared to the psycho IV? I´m thinking to go from Psycho IV 12 + Pulse2 8 to Speed III DL 15 + Psycho IV 10. In the psycho I don´t like that when you depower the kite in gusty winds (20´s knots) it acelerates so much to the edge, but I don´t know how much top end will lost from ps IV 12 to Sp III 15.
The Speed 3 does not do this at all.In the psycho I don´t like that when you depower the kite in gusty winds (20´s knots) it acelerates so much to the edge
Sounds just right to me.calbote wrote:Hi Fred:
Thank you for the report, I weght 70 kg (155 lbs) and ride with a F One Trax III (135 x 39 cm) usually inland conditions (gusty winds) and in my holidays I go to Tarifa and Portugal, always old school. Now I learning on land with a mountain board (mbs).
I´m thinking in the sp3 15 for 8 to 15/17 knots and the ps4 10 for 14/16 to 25/27 knots.
Hey if you have a humming bird you are set! (that's what I call the Pulse 6m).calbote wrote:Forgot to say that for those "wild" days I have a wonderful Pulse2 6. I have ride with this kite from 20 to 35 knots in gusty winds (Levante, Tarifa), but 35 knots is my max high end and I was a bit scary in those conditions.
FredBGG wrote: I was particularly intrested in how the Speed 3 12m preformed in the surf.
Well... the stability and drift is the best Flysurfer yet.
Amazingly nice to ride the bigger waves straigh down the line for the whole lenght on the beach and just let the kite drift. Right after that the other really strong point of the Speed 3 12m came into play. It goes upwind like nuts especailly with the Speed Demon. I would do the same lenghted tacks as I would do with other kites, but end up way higher up the beach and effortlessly.
For drift and surf down the line... this is a great wave kite.
In the bigger waves the Speed 3 12m was quick enough to throw it around and chase the kite, but there were times when I would have liked the faster turning Psycho 4 10m.
Still fast enough to loop the kite more than once in the surf.
I did find that the first turn to drop into the wave was way fast when I turned the kite while going from a tack to turning downwind. The kite snaps around really well. Once you are pointing downwind towards the kite it is not quite fast enough for kite chasing style.... but....
drift and surf I could snake down the line fast and practically forget the kite... best "forget the kite and drift" I have experienced. When ever I was done with the drift I could "wake-up" the kite when I wanted.
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