Exactly, feels well balanced to me and flies very stable in very light winds.
As mentioned above, HL is not UL foil kite. I have not tested its low end abilities yet, just behavior in lulls. As for upwind performance, my GPS watch is dead so my observations were just that, riding same spot and eyeballing the angles. As this was one of my concerns (small area, getting upwind quickly is important) I was pleasantly surprised with the result. I don't believe that HL will beat Sonic upwind, just that for a freerider the difference seems negligible (when powered, underpowered may bring a different result). HL 12 beat angles I was able to get with my A15 12m or my LEI in the similar conditions. Keep in mind, I ride Zeeko Spitfire and it needs more power to be pushed upwind than larger freeride wings.Regis-de-giens wrote: ↑Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:40 amInteresting, thanks ;
I noticed as you did that low AR kites have a bit more bar pressure than high AR kites, but still less than LEI IMO. I also like medium AR foilkiltes like HL for all the stability, agility and user-friendly in waves/carving mode, but I am however surprised that you obtained the same upwind angle as the Sonic (or at least at reduced speed, no ?)
Could you please put the kite on a kitchen scale and tell us the weight with bridles but without lines ?
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