Yes. Last years 17 Dyno is history!! New 17 has 5 struts and WAY more low end and delivers Mega jumps and hang time. Fly one and you will see.
I flew the 17m2 LTD DYNO for 2 days in a row when my friend 14TOE came to my beach
SupaEZ to hand pump...LE is as small as my 12 REBEL..
....i put in exact 6 PSI and no bending in 15kn
I had the best combo possible i believe .......in our SE 11-15 kn side on ocean surf wind
Air temp 80 / water temp 70 .....I AM 165 lbs
North Nugget 2013 + that kite gave me the highest floatiest hangtime ever in such wind
You can send that kite for a jump so much faster than than the 18
Thin LE + less struts + improved profile + wingtip design = supa fun to ride and jump..lotsa low end
EZ to launch ( my sandbag technique) and to land (without using QR)...
....yank on top line and 5th at same time after going up the centerline up to the split
..with kite on wingtip on sand at edge of window totally depowered
This kite was flying with the zero stretch North Gold flying lines...
.... i am sure it contributed to the extreme fast direct awesome response from the bar input
Once again thanks 14TOE...i am very fortunate because there is only one more LTD 17 in USA
And i got to SEE how great it is
.....let's not forget the NUGGET for ultimate ride either!!!
Loved also the solid bright green color