All the bad ones
(almost just joking)
Couldn't agree more (of course I understand that there are different types of behavior requested
I remember you were on Takoon Kites for a long time, which were way ahead of their time in terms of turning speed and bar pressure (I was, too, moved over to Blade Trigger, only keeping the 7m Furia). How do the Takoon behave in the meantime? (I remember I was not super enthusiastic about their characteristics after Nicholas left)... Did they go back to the roots making fast kites again?
The first "new" model after the change, was not my cup of tea either.
It behaved exactly like the Cab Nomad.
Easy to ride, very slow turning, some bar pressure, and grunt and okay hangtime.
I hate that...
But now there is a new LOG kite, which still has the freestyle lift and feedback, but much more refined in terms of turning and depower
So yes, they have gone back to the "roots" again now, great !
The Furia series are still "alive", just 4 generations newer - I have used those since the start, my absolute favorite for waves and fun.
The fastest turning, quite low bar pressure, and insane windrange - and they still got this "smooth" feel that only those who has ridden the original Takoon kites knows
Have ridden Wainman and JN and North and Naish and Cab kites too now and then, and tried some very different brands also, occasionally.
But the Furias (and small LOG kites) are my wave darlings, and even use the 11m2 Furia Gamma in waves in super light wind because of the turning ability, no problem.
And the "original" feel is still there - I know you know what I mean
Locally here, the Furia (all generations in fact) is really loved in waves by many.
And we see many North-Naish and now also some Liquid Force kites in freestyle/freeride.
Blade kites has not really caught on here (no distributor before, nor anybody riding these yet), and only one got a big 17m2 and thats it, so we dont really have any experience with these, sorry to say