Westozzy wrote:It seems to have a mix of every Type of DNA out there.
I bought and rode a smoke (9m) and rabbit (7m) for nearly a year. I really wanted to like them, but I didn't.
I've owned Wipikas, Cabrinhas, SS Fuels, Fleixfoils, Waroos, Naish, Takoons. I like to go fast and jump. My Wainman review:
Pro: They are super depower and very quick turning. Easy to launch and land. Very safe. They like a lot of wind, so eat up the gusts and almost make them fun. Upwind is ok when powered.
Cons: Top speed is low. Jumps are very low, even super overpowered they are low and lame. Underpowered they are pretty boring. Actually they are pretty boring when powered up. The first version of the bar sucks. But my mate has the new one and it looks much better.
Conclusion: I think they are brilliant for gusty overpowered conditions. Really good for intermediate kiters looking to do some nice tricks. No good for busting big air or big tricks.
They are low aspect kites with a very flat profile which is unusual. Usually a low aspect kite is grunty, but this isn't, so it takes a while to get dialed in. Easy to kiteloop, but because the jumps are low, you need to be quick.
I've since moved onto Flexifoil Ions and Ozone Edges, these are much better for me. I'm now looking at saving up for a Vegas or Torch. The new C kites are starting to look good for gusty locations.
Hope that helps.
Oh yeah. The bar pressure is HUGE. I came from Waroos to Wainman and my arms were shattered for days after riding the Waimans. It's like going back to a 2 line kite (like the old Wipika 2 lines kites
) I hated the bar pressure, but I think that is a personal thing. I don't have big strong arms.