Review for WiND-X Monsoonz Ultra Flat 2007 10.0 Times tested:
12kn to 14knGood:
The work on the sewing is good just like any kite you would find.
Bridles look fine and smart. Quality pulleys (ronstans).
The kite material looks tough.
You dont have to put sand to hold your kite down when its blowing.
Water launch in the surf. Easy for a high AR kite.
Cant talk much about the turning yet, i wanna test it on stronger winds.
Good power for a 10m, comparable to a 12m and maybe a 13 or 14.Bad:
maybe wind-x can add a single pump system? not complaining as the struts are already thin, just maybe i can pump even more faster?
nothing much to say right now. would like to comment on the quality but only time will tell.Review:
Looks like I am the first to review this kite. I just got mine a couple of days ago. First impression was good, the bag looks simple but practical.
I'll start talking about the kite. Brought it to the beach and the wind was blowing about 12-14kt.
Inflated the kite, no one pump system but relatively quite fast due to the thin struts. The struts are very unique, they have this extra piece of material between the sail and the strut.
Placed the kite on the sand and its super flat! No need to place my board on it. It just lay there.
Connected the lines. I did not buy the bar. I use my old Cabrinha pulley bar on it. Board size 137 x 41 Naish Thorn.
The kite was easy to launch and there's very very little bar pressure (seriously). I only felt pressure on the main lines and its prety powerful for a 10m. Almost equal to my 12/14m kites.
I rode out and it took me quite nicely. Smooth turns, good power and i went up wind rather well. Not enough for me to jump yet but i hope to do it when the wind's good.
The wind slowed down to 10kt, i was still riding but i need to work the kites a little more.
My opinion, its value for money. Nothing much to complain yet. But i need a few more sessions to give a much more detailed report. Need to test it in higher wind and see how this kite will handle itself.Rider Profile
Weight (kg): 71-80
Preferred Water: Flat
Preferred Power: Good
Preferred Kite Size: 12.0
Most Used Kite Size: 14.0
Preferred Board Style:
Preferred Board Size: <110
Brand Affiliation: Normal Customer
Similar gear used: Naish Torch 14M
Cabribna SB 12M
Naish Thorn 137x41
Underground FLX 142x41For pictures and more reviews click here