I'm really stoked about my Dyno 15m 2015.
I think its lightness in the air, turning, bar pressure, wind range, speed and hangtime performance are just hard to equal for any other inflatable kite out there.
All good until a recent light wind session on my nugget CSC planning at around 7-9kn, I' andm a heavy rider (!).
This is what happened:
STAGE 1. On a huge wind lull the kite drops in deep waters, sitting on the LE. I immediately try to bring it to the edge of window either side but it's not having it, it just doesn't want to initiate the rotation to relaunch. Wind at this point was marginal.
STAGE 2. Catch a tiny gust of breeze, I manage to start relaunch, but half its way up the kite backstalls falling on the water leading edge up.
STAGE 3. At this stage my effort of pulling the front lines is useless and the kite starts filling up with water also due to the fact that the wide center part of the canopy is strutless so it doesn't float and tends to sink.
STAGE 4. The kite sits half in the water not responding to any line inputs, game over.
I don't have any 5ht line relaunch experience, but I now assume that at STAGE 3 I should have pulled the 5th line to bring the LE towards me making the kite sitting on it and then rotating it by pulling a back line to go back to relaunch position waiting for the wind to pick up?
I certainly can't ask such a sophisticated kite to perform on the water, but I've heard other people talking about the nearly impossible water relaunch of the big Dynos in light wind, that's why more and more people have moved to the Juice.
I personally never liked it easy, and I never been afraid to learn. So if this the price to pay for such a high perfomance machine, well ok... But perhaps I have done something very stupid that I make the whole situation worse?
Open to tips, criticisms and keen to learn