Origin arrived last week. Had 4 sessions on it, on the lake and once on the ocean.
Absolutely fantastic board for me! I've used it today under-powered on my 13m in 10-15 knots, and last week in 30-40 on a 7m
so I think I got a good feel of the range...
Does everything well!
Smooth ride through chop - even with 40 knots whipping the lake up, or bouncing over breakers at the beach.
Doesn't splash or squirt me in the face, or spray against my back-leg and slow me down. Important for me
Range is fantastic. Gets close to the Flydoor at the bottom end (it's almost as wide as the Flydoor2) and feels good to the top end of the kite. I could always edge against the kite, never got the run-away-train feeling like you can on a 'door and over-powered kite.
Pops well, even though it feels soft under foot. Often surprised by how far off the water I am!
Great price! $499, pads'n'straps included.
Pads are good on landings; soft and grippy. Not a huge fan of the straps... but that's a personal preference. I'm getting used to them slowly though...
Carves on "waves" ok but measuring up to the Mako is a tall order.
So, it's a great all-round free-ride board! I like it more, every time I ride it