The winds blew in Seattle today and I jumped on the chance to fly the 9m for a couple of hours. Solo off a tether went super smooth, the moment I hooked in and grabbed the bar
the kite felt familiar and rock solid stable.
(fast/wave setting engaged)
The seas were confused from the backwash off the seawall,
waist high chaos everywhere, so I floated most of my jumps and avoided hot landing.
The new profile shape feels like it has increased vertical lift,
and a level of precise directional control that inspires supreme confidence.
I had to double check to make sure this kite had a bridle afterwards.
The tension on the steering lines was giving me an excellent feel for where the kite was at all times,
without having to look at the kite, and the power modulation-
during the turn or loops, is really a step up to another level of control.
The kite is super stable and tight when you crank it.
I tried to overfly it and it recovered flawlessly everytime.
I tried like heck to change down the line on the few clean faces that rolled through and
could not get to to backstall, it just kinda sits there waiting patiently for the chance to give you all the power you need.
The new Trigger, what a sweet surprise this kite is!