When will the Infinity V3 be available?
Will it be improved for the surf, or are you focusing on very light, flat water?
i.e. Can I stick it in an 8' wave and not worry about it getting trashed?
Will it turn just as well?
I'm using the V1 now and am quite pleased. I really don't care much about staying upwind as I mostly do down-winders. I do want it to turn well, generate lots of power when I want it, and drift when I'm on the wave. I just want to be sure that when I want to upgrade, there will still be a good option.
PS I think now is a good time in the OBX for you to make a nice Infinity V3 surf video since the wind is nuking at 0-5mph. The waves are small, though. I'd rather see one with head-high glass.
Sorry it took me so long to respond to your post. We have been so busy with orders plus working on new products.
So to answer your question, the INFINITY v3
is still in prototype
mode. It is a great kite for very light wind but I am still working for the top end 16 to 20 knots for heavier rider (240++++) that want to stay on the INFINITY v3
when the wind picks up from 5 to 12 to 10 to 20 knots. So give me few months to work on it.
Now concerning its performance compare to the v1
and v2 INFINITY
.... well I love the way the v1
turns, relaunches, stability, speed, hang time and so on, so I did not want to loose any of that but just increase its power for even lighter winds. So I did it. Now the V3
has the same performance then the V2 INFINITY
but it can stay up in the air in (2 to 4 knots) compare to the V2
that could stay up in the air in (4 to 6 knots).
The only problem is that you won't be able to go on your Surf Board and surf the waves in 0-5 knots. I am 180 lbs and the lowest I was able to go in the surf with the REEF 5'7"
and the INFINITY v3
and surf the waves was that day you see on this video bellow. It was blowing 6 to 9 knots max and that was the lowest I could go and play in the surf. (check the video at 4:30scs to see the INFINITY v3 in the surf
But for sure if you have great kite skills, you can take a SUP board and go back an forth in less then 5 knots. It all depends on what you want to do. But surfing the waves in 0-5 knots on the INFINITY v3