I just got my brand spanking new Vagas 06 kites.
Yesterday I got my first oppertunity to hit the water.
As i arrived at my local beach i see big guys on 12mtrs struggling so i unpack my 16 meter and start pumping up, as i do so the wind picks up, to cut a long story short the wind was up and down.
I finally get into my drysuit and a friend launches my kite, with no depower on i am crusing wheen everyone else is on the beach including a 16 mtr boxer 2 an a 18 mtr takoon.
I spend about 45 mins on the water boosting the biggest jumps i have ever done and for hang time wow!!!
during my sail the gusts were smooth, with just a flutter coming from the kite.
Eventually my legs are getting tired so i came back to the beach as i step off my board with full depower on i was lofted about 6ft in the air, so i grab a foot of 5th line. Kite is now solid above me and no more lofting!
after packing it up i get out the wind meter and it was blowing 28knots and everyone else was rigging 8 mtrs.!!!
Huge depower on the kite well impressed well done North!!
It is not the same as a bow kite depower but traditional C shape depower so you can easily ride on the stop, sheeting in when you wasnt more power.
In short grunty low end and high depower for the high end, no complaints!!