I would like to thank the guys at XLKites for taking the time in their review. But the best way to feel the performance of this kite or any other kite is to demo it yourself. This is the reason why we have a warning label on all our ads. "WARNING. DO NOT BUY ANOTHER KITE UNTIL YOU EXPERIENCE AND EPIC KITE."
Some of the viewers that just saw this video and saw the previous videos of the INFINITY V3
in action must be very confused. Well I'm confused also because I know how the INFINITY V3
performs in light winds compare to most of the other kites they tested.
The review you heard might help a little bit but again when I hear the review they made I get a little confused because for me which I am 180 lbs above (13 knots
) it's very hard to hold an edge because of the power of the kite, and in (13 knots
) I can use the SCREAMER 14
or the RENEGADE 13 ltd
model. So I use the INFINITY V3
in (7 to 12 knots
) maximum because after that I get too much power and need to depower the kite. But again all this will depend also of the type of board you are using. The OXYGEN (135x47cm)
was designed to fit the performance of the INFINITY V3
and this is the board I use. If the wind picks up to (12-16 knots
) and still want to use the INFINITY V3
, then I need to change boards and get something smaller such as the SPARTAN 129x39cm
or the DROID 135x41cm
so I can edge better.
We have had so many good reviews from people world wide testing the INFINITY V3
. So once again before you buy a product get a chance to demo the INFINITY V3
kite and see it for yourself. This will be the best test to see if the kite is made for your riding style. Why do you think I am not afraid to send you a demo!!!! Well because I know the performance of the kite in light wind and I know you will be very impressed.
Also very important, you have to understand that the kite is a FreeStyle
kite not a race kite, and probably this is the reason it seats a little back into the window and also that is why it can fly amazingly in 3 knots. Me personally I have no problem going up wind but you need to know how to work it and combine your skills of the kite and board together to make this happen. If you are used to a kite that flies up wind like a race kite, then you will need to spend more time to find the sweet spot on how to make this kite go up wind. I have had few people demoing the kite in (7 to 10 knots
) while I am with them on the beach and having problems going up wind but then after I showed them how to do it, they were able to go up wind with a big smile. It just clicks in.
Now if you are looking for a kite to go upwind like a mad man then you need the race model and the RACER 17 meter kite will do the trick but you will loose the FreeStyle part that the INFINITY has.
So again you see these videos bellow and you see this review you get a little confuse correct? So please demo the kite for yourself and do your own judgement because this kite was designed for light wind (7 to 12 knots
). And of course you can use it from (12 to 17 knots
) but will need to be a heavier rider (220 - 340 lbs) or use a very small board.
Again, if you get a chance demo all these kites first before spending the money.