Tits in a glass.....ha ha ha...
Yeh we use SBs but also go nuts on TTs as well on the flat and on the ocean with no swell.
Finding with the knot change, when you boost and pull in, the kite sits a little more back and gives you some extra float and hang time to get some rotations in etc etc, but also for looping gives you that bit of extra leeway to really pull and crank. But yes when unhooking I need to depower a bit.
We ride heavily powered or as much as possible coming from edges. Others on 8 or 9s we are on the 11or 12m
But yeh my mate whose an out and out SB rider has left it at the factory setting.
Yes we are still getting surprised by its simplicity and intuitiveness in the waves. Full slack lines are not a concern anymore, don't even look at the kite!
My bro is still struggling with it a bit. He loves his hang time and loves his dangly dangly stuff. If ya into that kind of thing I would wait for the new evo/fuse. He did notice the difference though. He learnt in the bow era like many and is coming to grips with flying what is a really C shaped old style kite with all modern smoothness technology has to offer. I have a feeling a lot of riders who have commented on the low end are having the same issues. I had to remember back to good old days and apply. Much prefer this now, funny how the needle returns to the start of the song. What I wonder is for a first gen kite wtf they could do to improve it. Let's hope they don't change it too much for change sake and fuck it up like the 2013 rebel....lol!! Just my opinion of course, some people love the 2013.....
But for wave riding, powered freestyle guys its a winner. As they market it I suppose. Okay there may be better wave kites out there, maybe the REO or drifter, maybe, but man I can't see what more you would want really, unless you are on the cutting edge of pushing the boundaries of which 99 percent of us aren't.
Also you said you were powered. When the wind is such that you still want to get out and chuck some stuff down without putting up your new zephyr
, this line adjustment is sweet.