What do you mean by "safety level"?Faxie wrote:And yeah, with pulleys the angle of the kite can get bigger, but good luck flying the kite. Too much depower and you're on safety level
Yesterday I was on the 9M and the wind just stared to blow huge half way through my session at Roosevelt, most of the other Kiters went in to get smaller kites. I just pulled the depower line and enjoyed the bigger swells. The point being this kite absorbs gusts better than any kite have ever flown, and depowers amazingly. Thus the wind range is far bigger than most kites, as I said most of the other Kiters went in for 7M kites, I could stay out on the 9 M NO problem.
This kite rocks in the surf! No need for a method V3. yesterday was off shore wind crazy gusty conditions and the element v3 performed perfect. The further you go down wind at our riding spot in side off conditions the more wind shadowing you get. Went way down wind in the danger zone where kites usually fall out of the sky. Was on one big wave where usually I would have to constantly work the kite and just parked it on the inside and surfed down the line like it wasnt there just drifting along. WOW!!!
Got a little time on the 9m V3 yesterday. Waves were small and the wind started light building to well powered. Most everyone was on 9 and 10m kites. The kite has decent low end power. What I thought stood out most and worth mentioning were the downwind drift and the ease of flying the kite one handed. It made for fun down the line rides. Was impressed on how easy it was to steer the kite thru the bottom turn and redirect it for the top turns all one handed. I think I am going to be very happy with the Elements
Look no furthar for the best 7m kite ever! Surfed with this kite all day in 20-30 mph winds. No need for a method v3 this is a insane surf kite. Turns great,drifts awesome,and has soo much grunt for a little kite. I weigh 190lbs and this kite pulled me no problem. When the wind was really strong I had the kite fully depowerd. This little kite is one bad muther. I'm guessing a lighter person could ride this kite In some pretty light wind with a surf board. I am completely stoked out of my brains with this kite.
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