TonyL wrote:Thank you! Been wanting to hear more reviews. Hoping more reviews on the bigger sizes. In the market for a 12m. Been riding Switchblades but want lighter bar pressure and want a kite with drift plus boosting. Sounds like this is gonna be the ticket. Anyone else out there ridden the bigger sizes? (I read the reviews from XL Houston already)
the European Slalom championship was held in Gizzeria from july 25 to july 29th.
4 days of action with wind from 9 to 23 kts ... 12 races , many of them with the elimination ladder system .. this means we spent a lot of time on the water with the new Rally 2013
Lorenzo Giovannelli clearly won the title alway using just the Rally 14 / 12
The kite has a super acceleration and an up wind angle worthy of the best race kites.
The top end speed is also great. We measured with 18 kts wind a top speed of 32.33 with the slalom board and 29.68 with the Race (side wind )
It has a bit higher pressure (that I love) compared to the 2012 but as I told , it pulls more, it's really more stable and it holds even the strongest gusts (probably due to the add of the mini bladder and the flex tip system, transforming them in acceleration and speed.