I just did a demo on the 4g 9 & 11m Renegades that East Coast Kitesurfing Australia was kind enough to send me, before passing them on to a few other people for some ear grinning demos..
In short - the same hot styled graphics that you could wear to any beach party
though you may get fired if you went to work lol.
Anyway the conditions were 18-25 kots, waves one side, glass flat the other - the 11m I used at the bottom end before the wind pushed up to 25 and the 9m seemed a little jelous - shaking its middle finger
err strut at me, until I picked it up...
They both share the same very smooth turning characterics with balanced power all the way through making high speed downloop carving turns at lot fun on the face or flatwater. If you wanted it to pivot turn - it would do so without any sideways slide from the kite that washes out the redirection in kites sometimes.
The bar pressure I found, was well suited individually to each kite. The useable power on the bar throw seemed longer for the 9m though both when trimmed had very useable bar feel and not the on/off punchy trait. Making it nice for cruising down the line.
This was on the freestyle setting so no doubt on the wave setting it would have been more fun again... Its always crap when youve only got a short wind window to demo in.
Jumping ability - well heres a suprise where the game changes dramatically to say the least !
The 11m jumps well and will put you down nice and soft. Looping it before the apex - it will go round n catch you if well powered (before the apex) if not you will get spanked
And as for that 'angry' middle finger waving 9m - go fast and slash that edge hard, and it will jump very high and its one of the easiest well behaved looping kites ive tried - keeping even powered and giving you that confidence to throw one anywhere, instead of 'oh fark its stalled' just before the beating !
Tricking, the bar pressure ok, and behaves well if trimmed to your liking...
Relaunch - before you can 'pronounce it' its waiting for you, great when those sets are thundering towards you
Definately a great allrounder kite with some hidden talent..
Build wise - same toughness as previous years, though my only concern would be after 2 or 3 seasons and out of warrnty of course - would be thinness of the strut material...
The bag style and extra line sets are just awesome - I like that you can fit lots of gear in there overcrowding your car with friends for a kiting roadtrip and leaving enough space for some beers