Here some answers:FredBGG wrote:If the low end is as good as I'm getting on my Psycho 4s I'm intrested.
Tried adding one LEI (modern non c-shaped) to my quiver this year. Bought a couple but sold them.
How is the turning speed when depowered?
When you release the red safety which way does the kite land on the water?
How does the kite handle waves/surf when you have activated the red safety?
Does it land leading edge down and then lay on its back?
Just wondering how the impact of whitewater on the kite is when it is still attached to two front
1. Turning speed when depowered is very good which comes from a combination of the "Q"s swept back shape, the Gemini Struts lay-out and short depower-throw. etc.
2. Haven't used mine in any real surf yet but when the red safety is released the kite first ends up powerless on its back and will then start to slowly turn around until lying face down (just like you secure LEIs on the beach). For relaunch out of this position (after you reassembled the release) just quickly pull in a bit of steering-line and the kite will move back around into the standard relaunch position. Then just steer it out of the water.
Pretty simple and very reliable.
3. My personal opinion to your last point is that when you ride big surf and the kite goes through a proper washing mashine cycle, bail out completely. Staying attached is asking for trouble on whatever kite you use as you migh end up with the lines around the kite or even worse around you. However as the "Q" has no 5th-line the kite is lesss likely to be cut in half when it has been rolled.
For small rinse cycles the red front-line safety is pretty good and generally stops all lines from crossing over and getting in a mess. For a while the waves will wash beneath it.
To prevent lines from snagging we have put line deflectors on every single strut-end and the line deflectors on the two wingtips have also been stiffened-up to do their job as best as possible.