Flew my Vantage 7m for the first time today and have to say I can identify with the previous poster:
Kited in the following conditions: 25-35 knots (gusty), choppy water, on a twintip.
- Medium bar pressure (similar to Zian Hantu),
- Floaty jumps,
- Really nice, smooth power delivery,
- Medium turning speed (slower than Airush Wave/Slingshot SST, faster than Gaastra Spark).
I felt confident on this kite. It was really stable and I could feel well where it was in the wind window. Also did some downloop transitions, and I like how the pull builds up.
I used to own a Gaastra Spark, which I sold because it got a bit boring overall and very grunty in its high end. What I really liked on this kite was that it oozes power, but is not so grunty in its high end. Some extra edge+depower will do the trick, and the power builds up gradually so that you have time to react. With the gusty winds today, I would say the depower range is good, but I would still like to test the low end of this kite.
Practically, the bar is nice, clean and does the job. I would like a bit of a thinner stick, but I guess that's a matter of taste.
Oh, the bag looks rad, but misses some loops/bands/clips to hang more stuff. And the white canopy looks awesome, but will get dirty quite fast, I'm afraid.
Overall, really like it!