were there any?calibra wrote:any more doubts???
Here are a couple of pics from yesterday at SPI North Flats, wind was direct offshore around the 11mph range with some lulls in the 7mph. FL v1, 200lbs all-up suited/wet rider, intermediate, LF kaos 136, outgoing tide, 23m lines. I was the only one staying and gaining upwind close to shore with a properly trimmed FL v1. There was a guy on a turbine with a door type board that did a few tacks earlier, walked back to shore and then buggered off. Have not tried the v2 but given that it is higher aspect I expect it to perform even better.OceanAdventures wrote:It seems that the more I read about light wind kites, that there is usually two different perceptions of light wind.
I was out the other day on a very light 7 to 9 mph day. Only two people out. Me and a guy with a 2012 Blade Fat lady. He was on a surfboard and I was riding a Glide 149.
His kite ended up was in the water and had to swim back, and I was riding both the Core Riot 19 and the Slingshot Turbine.
Because he too so long to get back I didn't get a chance to try his kite, but watching him struggle showed me a lot. In 10-12 knots, I can ride any light wind kite, and Ill admit faster kites are going to be more fun, but guys in my area who want to ride more days, they want the best light wind kite that gets them up in the lightest of winds, and right now the two kites out of all the ones I've tried and seen, are the Turbine followed by the Cort Riot 19m. Kites on my list to try are the Ocean Rodeo Flite, and I would be interested in the upcoming no strut Air Rush.
Maybe you could expand on that statement? The Slingshot Turbine IMO an excellent kite. It would do everything you would need it to do.Oldnbroken wrote:The Turbine I flew was awful.
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