I would add great depower to your list. Upwinding is also important for anyone who rides waves downwind and needs to get back (I would say it is only a lucky few who can disregard this). Agree than boost and hangtime are less important (but fun to have and can be useful for clearing waves). Bomb proof is good but less important to me personally only because I don't drop my kite (except if it flies really close to front of wind window - I think) and we have super fast relaunch. I want performance.jjjlaudenslager wrote:Aren't the qualities fairly well known? Fastest turning with least power loss when the bar is cranked. Drift with least altitude loss while retaining best ability to turn on slackest lines. Quickest relaunch. As bomb proof as the bomb proofest. Upwinding important mainly for those who don't have many downwinding opportunities. Boost and hang time of consequence only to the minority who jump much.
Maybe I've forgotten something, but isn't it fairly easy now to tell which is the best few 2009/2010 kites for waves if you have tried a bunch? So, which is it or they?
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