Well, my little review dates back to 2008, but I'll share it with you for what it's worth. At that time, all of the comments between the foils and the tubes were just the same as what I read now, so I imagine both have progressed at similar rates since then.awo wrote:I ask if some of you that are not as proficient and still have fun just coming and going have ever flew the flysurfer 21 and one of these tested kites has an opinion regarding it.
One of our testers notes... pardon any misspellingsice wrote:maybe you should get the riders to rate out of 10 each kite attribute:
- low end
- bar pressure (rather than out of 10, low, moderate or high)
- re launch
- speed across the window
- hang time
- top end to still ride safely, before changing down kite sizes
apart from low end, it seems punters are looking for different attributes in a low wind kite - some want upwind, some want top end (wind range), some want low bar pressure, some want re-launch etc
thanks, by the way, it is a great initiative
My take on this kite as a non average ...75 days on that kite...@ 130 hrsOceanAdventures wrote: Core XR3 19
Tricks (8) Plenty of pop, and hang time from sent jumps. Not as prone to stalling out when looping unhooked, but the chicken loop is to small and becomes a struggle to hook in every time.
Upwind ability (8)
Bar pressure (9) very small bar with light pressure that still keeps you informed of where the kite is!
Turn speed (8) Unbelievable turn speed for the bar pressure and size
Other thoughts: Still a great kite and the gold standard.
If I were going to buy one today it would be the Ocean Rodeo Flight 2 (because of the value)
If I could have taken any kite home with me for free it would have been the Contra
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