how the park 2013 comp too 2012 in 12m size
I mean I liked last years, and still think it is a good kite..but like the video, there are some really notable changes: The biggest difference is the way it pulls. Before it would move forward a drop pull, now it holds the pull better. Loops more evenly. Shorter bridle.
I'd say turning speed is similar, but a touch more bar pressure. The initial pull feels a little more agressive jumping, and the hangtime is improved. I think the profile is a little flatter, but they have not lost any of the c-kiteishness to it. Like they said in the vid the bar is thinner...that was the thing that took me the most time to get used to. I really liked the thicker bar. Now I don't notice it anymore. Better low end pull, same turning speed, feels more stable.
I keep on trying to ride with my buddy side by side with the 2012, but either the wind is not cooperating or one of us can't make it.
I mostly ride strapless at a spot where the wind is notoriously unstable. The new park handles it with ease. As in absolutely with no problem.
I just a session on the 12 riding the Alaia and a TT. Super fun. Sigh.