henke wrote:Hi Evan!
One thing about 12m 2010 Rise is that it's quite instable in gusty winds. It has sort of on/off switch and can fall down and give you problem if you aren't careful and are prepared for that behavior.
I'm not sure about this Henrik, this seems like perhaps it is something you are doing with the way you fly it, perhaps it is oversheeted? The kites fly very well when they are trimmed correctly, if you oversheet them the don't fly as well.
I have ridden my 12 meter 40 times this year and I have never noticed any instability. In fact, the first thing that popped into my mind in December or Jan. of last year when I tried the 2010 for the first time was STABLE, unbelievably stable compared to the 2009 Rise (which I liked very much). In fact the only negatives that I can ever attribute to the RISE would be they don't relaunch that great, or at least you have to figure out how to relaunch them, it's a bit different than other kites.