Leading edge is small, you have to pump it hard. I got this problem with the 2013 at first, when kitelooping fully powered (15 knots). Since I pump it hard, I never got the problem. Even last week-end when the wind picked-up and I was kitelooping the Fat Lady in 18-20 knots!Tiago1973 wrote:also really love the 1st fat lady gen
the thing while overpowered is that the LE distorce and flaps a bit, like a seagull... not sure if it is as it is due to the thinner LE+3 struts or just the stitching start getting old
yes, it is.URSS wrote:This kite is amazing : light wind freestyle sessions in 12 knots with plenty of POP!
This was my concern with the 2013 but I think that Blade have found the right balance between freestyle/lightwind/upwind-ability (if you will) and turning speed.Tiago1973 wrote: And I suspect that the 1st gen is even better for lightwind freestyle than 2013 at the expense of a lower up-wind ability
just hope Blade does not mess much with it in the different generations - there will be a time when I will have to change mine...
Yes it does hold its shape very well indeed! probably one of the reason why it doesn't depower that well. So great in the low end, but harder to control at the high.BladeKitesUS wrote:The 2013 Fat Lady has a much improved upper wind range than the 2012 in most people's experience. The kite holds it shape better, and has less bar pressure.
I am eager to see what the 3rd generation Fat Lady is going to be like when it becomes available this coming spring.
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