abel wrote: My Cabrinha switchblade 10m2 is 3.450 Kg.
The first thing I did when I received my brand new kites from the courier was weighting them:
Solo 12 2016 3.400 kg and
Solo 6.5 2015 2.375 kg
This way I'm sure no sand or water included in the weight
Note: Solo one strut, Cabrinha 5 struts.
The Solo 12 has the same weigth as the Cabrinha 10 - so I estimate that it has 20% better lift to weight ratio.
I hope I'll feel the drifting difference between them in 8-10 knots (hydrofoiling)
Under these conditions, the Switchblade doesn't forgive, one lull and down it goes.