just a few thoughts on the bar pressure issue:
- i think it is good that it has been discussed. the first reviews i read did not mention it at all, but for me it is an issue that is important to some people and should not be missed when describing the characteristics.
- i totally agree with gunnar on that. bar pressure is more than on the speed3, way more than on the ps4. i am not too familiar with inflatable kites so i cant compare it too well but as i remember, the slingshot rpm i tried two years ago had more bar pressure than the speed4. how everyone defines way more, a bit more or whatever is very personal, you have to try yourself.
"It is a bit more, which is not too bad a smaller kiter as you can feel them better. We did it like the feedback was for the SPEED4 in this smaller sizes.
A Hard/Softsteering line like at the SPEED3 12.0-19.0 makes no sense as you can only increase the bar pressure.
If you make the mixer more tight, the bar pressure will become a lot less. If you open the mixer (B-Main Longer) it becomes more.
- i don't know if the statement is complete, but as it is, it would suggest that if you want less bar pressure you just make B shorter and you are all set. every experienced flysurfer kiter knows, that the mixer is very sensitive to adjustments like that and has the potential to turn a kick ass kite into a dog. i did not try this on the speed4 myself, i might be wrong, but i doubt that you can reduce bar pressure via the mixer without negatively influencing the overall characteristics.
i think the speed4 seems like a good replacement for the ps4 for it is more intuitive, jumps are more floaty, landings are easier and safer and the kite does not loose its power rapidly when the wind drops.
@flysurfer: please consider the bar pressure for the 12 and bigger! i know that there are many people out there who love the speed3s for their low bar pressure.