Hey guys and girls
Figure i would do a short review of the vegas 09, since i was really strugling wether to buy or not without having tried it. I ended up buying it, just hoping it would be good since I was pretty satisfied with the 08 version.
My level is intermediate - doing UH raleys, back to revert, fronts, grabs, vulcans, small kiteloops in perfect conditions, transitions etc... Trying to learn my first passes, raley to wrapped, back to blind, back to wrapped and the perfect tantrum...
Been riding shitty kites from 04, before i really got into the hole kiting thing, and got 2006 yargas, then the vegas 08Â´s and now the 09.
Alright so heres the deal about the new 09 vegas - I will try to compare with the 08 vegas
more bar presure
better relaunch without use of 5. line
I read somewhere that north stated that it was absurd saying its more of a bow then a ckite, compared to last year. I think this is correct. Its more grunty and better for unhooked tricks, also because the stering is a bit slower. Its still faster compared to slingshot fuel and the torch i think. This is not always a good thing, i prefer slow when unhooked kite low, but fast when i wanna boost. So preferance i guess.
Im a little disapointed that it has less depower then the 08 - still ok, but definte not bow like depower anymore.
overall the 09 vegas is a kite much more directed towards the hardcore freestyle people opposed to the 08 which was much more versatile and easy. I like it, but i do feel like i suffer in those shitty conditions, where im a chicken shit, and just wanna feel more "safe" and go boosting.
Im completely unaffiliated with any company whatsoever by the way.