Ok Westozzy your wish is my command. I was able to put together a video of one of the prototype 8m SURF kite. Sorry about the quality but we had only an IPHONE with us. Plus I did not know it was going to be so windy so I did not have the SURF 5 with me only the 8m & 12m. I was way over powered on the kite since it was blowing 16 to 32++ mph and I did not want to use the RENEGADE 6.5 so I can test the performance of the SURF 8 in these conditions. The only way to be able to hold the SURF 8 and wave ride was to set it up on the lower knot in order to have it depowered all the time. Not great but it worked and I was able to test its performance.
Yes you are right Westozzy. I get a better balance when I unhook, and I can surf the wave way better unhook because I am not constrain to the kite and you get a feel for freedom. Will post some pictures with some unhook surfing but I usually unhook when the waves are way bigger then that day.
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