TomW wrote:whats the bar pressure like at 18 knots wind, and how is the kite behaving when depowered at top of its range ? does it maintain steering control ? is canopy solid and no jellyfishing or wing tip pulsing ?
the bar pressure, comparing with the V1 is much lighter, even in strong winds (15/20 knots), when the kite is in the top of its range the kites stays very stable and you can ride without any problem and maintain the stering control without any problem. about the canopy it stays solid when you are using his power, but when you completly release the bar, as the kite use so much depower, the wing tip starts to pulsing a little bit, but nothing special.
the kite have a much better upwind performance compared to the V1 and a lower bar pressure.
my only advice for this kite is to use almost everytime in the configuration in the stering lines for less power, or the kite will have more bar pressure. only in light winds ( 7/10 knots ) use the kite in the shorter configuration in the stering lines.