Hey thanx for the feedback. My experience with kites is that the "high performance" kites is very over rated. I have had some waroos, BEST Nemesis, Naish Helix, etc. and it makes me even more convinced that the rider has to be VERY skilled to make use of the "extra" jumping performance compared to a kite with less AR (delta shapes etc). I have been riding since 2003 (on water) but only 20-30 days/year so I´m possibly an intermediate rider but right now my preffered kite is my Vari Vulcan 10.5 (Delta) with a target market of rookies/beginners. There is only one thing I do not like, it is the bar forces, which are OK (almost) if I don´t have to wear gloves, btw I´m 90 kg and "normaly" fit. It jumps as high as I dare and turns fast once given proper input.
From the review from Wilduke it sounds like the "one" has the same carrateristics (appart from the bar forces) as my Vulcan, stable, safe, fast relaunch, no back stall, firm input = fast turning (otherwise doesnt move).
It realy sound like it could be a kite for my taste when I´m fead up with the barforces on my Vulcan. The downside is the sizes of the One. I realy would like a 10-10,5 m wich I believe is the go to size for us heavier guys. For us it is used in the same winds that a 9 m is used by a 70-75 kg rider. AND it would be a great one kite quiver for the missus at 60-65 kg (Board OR Mako 140x40). The Missus could possibly get a One 12 and sit out any winds over 20 knots
Will the One 12 and One 6 have a bigg gap ?? Further what windrange can be expected from the One 9?
My experience with the Vulcan is that the stated windrange is that it REALY make a huge difference on the riders weight. Í have comfortably ridden the 10,5 in 30 knots, (very powered, but still comfortable) and that is waaaay above the stated Top End. What are your feelings on the One regarding this?