Telekiter wrote:TomW wrote:whats the bar pressure like at 18 knots wind, and how is the kite behaving when depowered at top of its range ? does it maintain steering control ? is canopy solid and no jellyfishing or wing tip pulsing ?
Why don´t you get a test ride? just call "Borste" down in Lomma, he is the Blade importer in Sweden.
I have the FL V1 and the bar pressure is a lot higher (like 2-3 times) then the Switch Element. I dont know if its the bar itself though because the grip is a bit slippery (very much so compared to the Switch bar!) and I´m planning to ad hockey grip tape on mine when the season beginns, just for testing.
Urban, 3 times more than Element ? that would make the pressure more than Nitro V1 that has about double the element bar pressure to me. Are you happy with kite otherwise ? You have Version 1 and this year its V2 ?I can get a good deal if i " pre-order" a 2013 from Anders at Nolimits. Not sure he has a 2013 test kite.
Thanks for the info- sounds promising. I know its hard to guage bar pressure- can you compare with another kite ? I like to ride one handed a lot on my strapless surfboard, so i want to sheet and steet with one hand.
the Unibar looks good on the site- i can use it with other kites because of front line flagging and low V point on front lines.
I have never concidered this kite because it was called Fat Lady and i thought it would be FAT leading edge- But when is see design i like idea of thin LE, 3 thin struts and moderate aspect ratio.
I am also considering a Core XR2 LW 17m kite-
Problem up here is it is nearly impossible to get to test kites. So i have to go on recommendations.