I did not had the patience to wait for spring to test my new 10m2 Thruster.
There still was some ice in the water and the temperature was 5 C.
Wind was between 18-20 knots.
The best setting for my kite was the knot closed to the kite and for the power line the knot far away from the kite.
I had the 4 m extra lines attached. So i had the kite in the air with 24 meter lines.
The new 10m2 Thruster is a little bit smaller than the 2007 model.
Construction is great and i love the one-pomp.
Little bit of a sigma shape helps to get the kite even quicker in the air and the kite feels rock solid in the air even more solid than the 2007 model.
I love the new bar and the new safety of the quick release system with the kill switch.
There is more space between the power strap and the CL.
Now you can depower the kite almost compleet when pushing the bar away. With the 2007 Thruster you also needed to pull the depower strap to get the full depower.
The 2008 Thruster does have a direct feel and is almost as fast as the 2007 model.
I'm 90 kg and have a 135x41 board.
Its no problem for me to kite with 18 knots and with the old 10m2 Thruster it was possible for me to kite with 16-35+ knots.
I only flown the kite ones but love my new toy
Cann't wait to get into the water again