Ive never flown the Draft but I was considering buying one 17m if the 14m ride didn't replace my Fatlady as my light wind and wave kite. Its really easy to fly. Can almost forget about it. The wind range is unbelievable. It turns really fast and it doesn't jerk you at all. Really smooth kite. Handles gusts really well too.Good bar pressure/med.I haven't jumped it yet just been riding strapless. Machs upwind. Today I was one of 3 able to tike. The other 2 were on a 2013 fat lady/5'4" sweet potato and a 2014 17m Contra/airush Sector. Me on 5'8" sweet potato. I out weigh them by 35lbs. It doesn't jerk up on my harness either so it stays down. I can't imagine it would replace the Draft as a race kite though. I hear the Draft jumps huge too. Our wind in San Diego is Horrible so we need kites with lots of low end but that are light in the air and go upwind well. Finding a kite that does this and is fun to fly is difficult. The ride does this and is fun on the waves. Only thing I wish it did better is drift. I have the pivots for that this year though but I don't think my 14m pivot will do very well in 10-13mph tomorrow Im going to pump them both up and compare !
Oh shoots, nice.
I was going to ask that. I rode the 14 pivot and really liked it...but I have no idea how it compares to the big ride so it will be good to hear what you have to say
Dammit. Working too much.