Posting feedback on prototype kites just doesn't make sense to me and I'm an Epic dealer. To establish credibility and trust, the only way to compare kites is on production models. Prototypes are not finished products and who knows what small or big changes will be made before the final product.
It also takes away from those trying to sell current Infinity kites (I'm out, so not complaining, but making an observation for other Epic dealers and distributors who have Infinity kites)
You are right on that score. But while there might not exist something that can do all 10's across the board, there is always room for a little improvement, getting a little more of this without giving up as much of that. And also it helps for people to know in what area a particular kite excels at, to use as a basepoint for them to make the decision as to what matches more closely their wish list or riding style. The Cabrinha is available. The Speed 3 is available. Might the perspective buyer want to know what's on the drawing board so they can make up their mind to not buy something that might not fit their needs now over something that is in the finishing stages of prototyping and will be available soon? I would hazard a guess in the affirmative direction, the needs of the many, as they say...I've had a fair amount of time on big kites and there's no magic bullet...
The thread was started about the Infinity V2 (current production model) not the Infinity V3 Prototype.Flight Time wrote: Let's not forget that the whole point of the 58 pages of this thread, started, of course by the owner of the company) was to discuss the aforementioned prototype...
Oldnbroken wrote:The thread was started about the Infinity V2 (current production model) not the Infinity V3 Prototype.
But feel free to give feedback on the V3. The more feedback Dimitri gets, the better chance that V3 will be better than V2. The V3 is not coming that soon, so I think that dealers don't need to worry about current Inventory. At this point, the V2 is a more versatile kite than the V3 from the feedback Dimitri and others have given. The V3 has a ways to go to get the top end where it needs to be to be the successor to the V2 model.
After flying my XB16 after flying the Fly - there is, as you say, a difference in turning feel and speed. It is much easier to go upwind, sooner. I assume the 18 will be more of the same... I've found the XB a little better with the 'heavier' bar pressure setting...Flight Time wrote:On to the Cab XB 18.
Good post.toyletbowl wrote:I've had a fair amount of time on big kites and there's no magic bullet. If you want fast turning big kite, they will most likely be fat (meaning deep and long middle struts),but they will be harder to go upwind due to the lower aspect. If you get too big, they are trucks and just pull downwind. If you want a kite to go upwind better and more raw pull, designers tend to go with skinnier kites, but they tend to turn slower. The Speed 3's are super skinny, but SLOW turning due to the wing tips being so far away from each other. Bring the wind tips closer and make the kite fatter and guess what? Faster turning.
Me tooOldnbroken wrote:What I want to know is how the Infinity demo went with Supa EZ and 14Toeside?
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