Guttorm wrote:Yes the kite needs to be high aspect, but it also needs high camber, 30% more camber gives 30% more lift and it will continue lifting way better when the windspeed over the kite is getting slow, and therefore give much better consistent jump hangtime, the downside is more camber gives less range. Thick leadingedges also make higher camber and less range.
Agreed another tick for the Dyno. Camber wise and the leading edge thickness has to be seen to be believed! It's ridiculous. A mate of mine describes it well...
2011 Dyno is the best big kite for a TT. Goes fine with directionals but its exceptional with TT. It has perfect constant pull that isn't anywhere near the old style of down wind trucks of yester-year. With the large LE (which holds the kite back) and the deep draft profile (which makes it drive forward), they perfectly balance each other out to make a kite that sits in just the right spot stable as anything, where it still drives upwind but pulls with enough grunt giving you something to edge against.
As you stomp the edge with the old Dyno it doesn't surge forward, it sits there stable as can be so all the effort you've put into the pop/edging is transferred to upward pull, giving you good height. With the deep profile, this keeps you up there for a long while so the hang time is to die for.
With half a sine of the kite, ie one swoop forward, park at 10 o'clock and sheet the bar in,,,,, your off. Even when going slow board speed, the kite still pulls and again, not in a downwind truck style but upwind. As far as park and ride is concerned, this kite is the ultimate.