oceansprince wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:42 pm
I hope the newest or duotone evo are better on this part and better for drifting
i think the 2018 north evo, three struts, drifts fine. I preferred it to the 2018 Neo in waves. The Neo felt heavy on the bar in the lower part of its wind range, where I tend to use kites in surf. The Evo is a bit faster turning and quicker to get moving again after drifting. The Neo has slightly better turning with slack lines.
The Evo seemed better suited to me on real world waves and wind as it favored moving around. I tend to move my kites quite a bit.
The Mono probably had the best drift of the three. I supposed because it was lighter. Very much like the Neo but without the upper wind range.
I haven't tried the new mono which seems like a much different kite now.
The kite that really impresses me for drifting, is the cloud kite. That will really hang in the air in light winds running downwind.
Interesting side note, I asked a kiteboarding school why they didn't have any 2019 evos. They said people preferred the Neo for learning.