Well I have heard that the Psycho 4 is being presented to dealers this week and will be shipping in a couple of weeks.
This kite brings a whole new thing to kiting...
Adaptive Canopy Shape.
Basiclly the kite will go from a C-shape to a super flat shape on the fly while sheeting in and out as well as trimming with the depower strap.
Fully powered up, a PSYCHO4 10m has 8.5 sqm projected area, fully depowered it has 6.7 sqm
The camber of the kite also changes. The camber is the curve from leading edge to trailing edge.
Basicly variable projected aspect ratio.
Here are a couple of photos showing the kite more powered up and less powered up:
What is more intresting is that to turn the kite will basicly spread one wing tip while pulling in the other wing tip
Here is an image of the kite just before a turn:
Aparently it is the fastest turning foil made. This is most likely becasue it relies on variable projected aspect ratio and variable camber rather than angle of attach for power.
I have heard that only the bigger sizes will be coming out first, because they are still working on slowing down the smaller sizes because they are too fast
Here is a pic of two kites flying side by side one more powered up than the other.
First videos should be showing up next week some time.
This is all from info found on the web..... I have not flown one yet, but can't wait.
Official launch should be soon too.... along with more accurate information.
Anyway a projected aspect ratio of 85% sounds like a load of power to me
One other thing... the central vent can be closed or left open.
This changes the internal pressure of the kite and it's power and behavior.
Open for a more agressive kite... closed for a more gentle kite...well as gentle a a Psycho can be