Ok, The fist thing I noticed was how fast the kite pumped up! I have not measured but I think the leading edge on the 19m is the same if not smaller then my 16m Dyno. As you Dyno guys know the Dynos have a massive front LE.
The kite with one pump is light. The kite has a really high aspect ratio you can see it on the beach even the 11m looks big on the beach.
The pigtails that connect your lines are going to be a problem on all Edges (thanks Hawaiis for finding this)
Ozone get this fixed. I think you should mail out some protective patches to you customers.
Self launch off the beach no issue far edge grabs the wind then the edge closest to you flips up and off you go.
@80k 128 board
I was full power the entire session (no de-power used). For me everything was coming together at 15kns+
at 16kns it produced high long hang time jumps with no issue. I was surprised the height it was producing I didn't expect this out of such a big kite. In one jump I had a friend turn and head toward the kickers but he was "I thought" a safe distance down from me. In the end I inspected his bridal system (in air). Another time I almost landed on a paddle boarder. I had to start a chopper loop to pull away from him (I'm not sure he even seen me). So after i landed I came to the conclusion I need to recalculate jumping safety with this kite or kite alone. I'm not sure you can use this kite in a lagoon. If you do it better be big!
I did a straight up jump to test hang. I was a little in shock after locking the bar I was able to do a board backpass with extra time.
In the jumps as long as you jump and leave the kite at 1:30-2 or so you can lock the loop and do your tricks. With the smaller bar the kite moves nice and slow in the jumps. If you let the kite cross to 12 to quick you will need to start a chopper loop for sure. When the kite crosses 12 to early it will start to pick up speed as all kites will.
If you leave the kite at 1:30/2 as you are 3m above the water bring it over and every jump is a butter landing
Turning the kite (transitions) it does something really wild (all edges do this BTW). If you have the kite high above you they seem to come over your head and almost behind you. So you will have to spin you body and board to catch up or they will almost pull you over (fall on your back)
Water relaunch not an issue (can not comment on light wind)
Release relaunch no issue
Dark sides go on forever and ever..... You have to kill 80% of the power from the kite before looping the kite. You can do a slide with out the loop bring the kite back and do a board off no issue. Didn't try foot slide (to many beach goers)
I'm thinking I might be able to hold this kite to 20kns. I might bring the front lines in 5cm or so then I can readjust my north depower system to compensate (bring all lines back to "0"). I have the North bar set up I can actually allow for extra or less angle off attack in the kite if i need a little extra power or not. The North bar is a really nice combo. I just need to find a clean solution for the de-power line right now its a bit of a mess and pain.
So in general its a big kite that can jump and hang for sure. I've also found that is you really want to do airstyle you need at least an 18m kite. Caesar I would be really curious to see the fuse and edge side by side.
If you kite with aggression and love to jump the edge series might be for you. If your a guy that slowly approach a kicker with the kite already at 11:30 you may not don't need this kite. But the edge will help you go up wind for sure and its a super stable easy relaunch kite.