I've found with the 12m C2 if there's enough wind to fly the kite, there will be enough wind to lift the canopy
off the water for relaunch.
If you're talking about boasting days when the wind ramps up to 10 knots,
it jumps 10m to the clouds, being so light stay afloat in 2 knots.
I don't know if the added power from owners has anything to do with having no struts (spine)
and loving to be brown wing general
I’m able to convert power spikes for boosting or going up-wind with board speed and really stoked about it.
Reverse launching is easier than any kites IMO even in nuking winds like 30 knots
which is proving your canopy is still in control.
The key is the control system by getting rid of the chicken sh!t and directly hook on
to your spreader bar for easy access for full power without the need of depower.
Just because with the Cloud you gain even more de power play through the kites geometry,
on the edge therefore eliminating lots of bar & head pressure.
This f…ken kite makes you forget about the gusts as it stays so solid in even in gusty crapy wind so well,
without any flutter when you’re shited in.
What's surprising though is the hang time, cause I had trouble timing a lot of my jumps at first because
I expected the kite to drop me out of the sky quickly as other kites usually do.
But this as* just hung me up there and drifted me down like a much bigger kite.
Because of its ability to go very fast, it has a very impressive wide wind range, no other kites having
I have been able to go upwind on the 12m C2 when others were on 14-16m kites.
The only negatives I can think of is that the bar pressure can feel quite heavy when you aren’t well powered.
After 25 knots bar pressure is quite nice and I think the bar pressure helps though in keeping you
from over flying the kite.
Nothing personal, because any grown up kiter can make a use of the C2 near the shore to get wet dreams.
Even there is a rumor around that PMU is became a team rider, flying secretly the new Cloud2