andrewb44 wrote:Thanks for the great feedback.
Just a few comments:
"I don't want any small brands since they can't afford to spend money on r&d and make ridiculous claims"
This means that I will not consider kites from brands like Switch kites, Core kites, Epic Kites etc. (e.g. I tried a Switch Nitro and was crying in agony with the high bar pressure. I've tried an Epic Infinity / Fat Lady. Enough Said. )
I am price sensitive but am more concerned with finding the right kite than finding the best deal, so I would pay a premium for a kite that meet all my criteria.
Was it a Switch nitro Version 1.......if yes, give the version2 a test...and come back wih the result, if it was a version 2 then you have too look further, but l came from Ozone c4 and catalyst...
The new versions from switch have remarkable less barrpressure.
The Switch methods have the most pressure, I fly methods versions one and two..also have an elbow problem and being 58 yo this is not really Going to Improve a lot, but after flying two seaons with the version one methods, the versions two are pretty different.
It also is a matter of pulling the bar so far down till you feel the maximum resistance, there l stop, and pulling any further is overkill, because your kite will not fly better, it has a lot to do with finding the sweet spot of your kite...and not fighting against your kite.
Anyway, good luck with your choise