The winds were all over the place that day, when we arrived on the beach everyone was packing up as it had dropped off so much.
We'd driven a fair distance and we'd had no wind for a few weeks (plus I was keen to try the 5'7") so we thought we'd get kitted up and give it a go.
The 13m Renegade LTD is such a fast smooth kite it got me going staright away, I dont know what the wind speeds were to be honest but you can see it was pretty low. The wind was pretty much cross shore which often ends up with long walks back up the beach when this light but that didnt happen this day!
It's not only the power of the 13m but the way it handles, for the past three years I have not used bigger than a 9m kite...mainly because of wave riding but also I have always found anything bigger I simply didnt enjoy. Now however I'll happily use either the 11m or the 13m Renegade's.
You can see also in the vid that they are real quick and also easy to down loop whilst on the wave which I tend to do every so often when it's cross shore, it's not just a big old slow tractor it's still fun!
It picked up whilst we were out so I then jumped on the 11m Renegade for the rest of the session even though eventually it was very strong and should have been on a 9m or even smaller.
The big surprise for me was the 5'7 ATV, I've owned a few Fish style boards in the past and although I liked them in the light winds I found them a bit harder work from rail to rail in carve turns etc
This 5'7" ATV is so much fun and it also seems to pop easily off the top of the wave..just wants to get air. When the wind picked up I thought it would struggle to hold an edge as well as the 5'11 but it was still fine.
The biggest problem I found with it....my fiance also loved it and stole it for much of the session!!
She was on a 9m Renegade the whole session but then she does weigh about the same as my right leg!