H C wrote:
Regarding Sigma. I think it was only people who have not tried it who blamed it. (But they can effect a lot anyway). It worked really well and you never had to put sand on the kite when leaving it at the beach because of some tunnel or vacuum effect
I was just looking at a second hand 2009 Sigma kite (for small money) and the main concern that might be bothering me is that in the past I have been told that they were no good at staying put (LEI down) on the beach I was told that they just blown straight away I was led to understand that the wind gut under them and thay were off.
Is this really true that they don't blow away.(anymore so than a regular kite)
Yes the kite stay nice on the beach LE down. Like I said, I really believe it was only people who have not tried the kite who blamed it. If you can get the kite for a good price - go for it! Especially the 2010 year they really hit the nail with the hammer with the Cult imo. Bolt came too close to Park which is a good kite but another customer but suddently became the same.
So when this is said, I do understand why they let the kite out of, as the park was taking over in popularity. But still I think they need a clear strategy with their line-up. What kite should cover which area.
Now they have the Draft for race and hangtime. Check. (need a ika stamp though). The Torch for freestyle. Check. The Ride for freeride. Check. The Fly for light wind. Check. The Park for eeeeh everything ? Fair enogh it is a damm good kite. But the Park and the Ride could come too close some day too. But we still need the kite for the waves. Yes, the Park and Ride can somehow do the job, but still like a clear strategy.
Naish was the brand that started this sport, so I have a great love for the brand and especially the products, but the standout is the amazing feeling they put in the kite with a barpressure that is so crispy