jyka wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:00 am
Tried vantage yesterday. 9m kite and 20+ knots wind.
It is a good kite but didn't feel anything special.
I'm a fan of hang time and smooth landings. Hang time was good but I felt it loses a little to the best LEI ones with flat profile and high AR, like flysurfer boost.
For my personal taste the hangtime is quite similar compared to the boost, but maybe as you said with a small advantage for the boost here. The landings are also super smooth tough. However, at least according to Woo I jump higher with the Vulture, and that said and thanks to Corona I haven’t even ridden my 9m in its real high end nor the 7m in really strong winds. So in my opinion there is still room for improvement. That said I already rode the boost 1-3 since it was released several years ago and I really liked it. However, for my taste with the Boost 3, Flysurfer tends towards the bigger companies when it comes to improving the design of their tube kites, mainly focusing on new colors and price tag. However, their foil kites have always been worth an upgrade for me since day one.
What I really like about the Vulture when looking back to my Boosts is, that the Vulture is more stable, no wobble at the bar, turns a bit faster and feels therefore more playful and has more or less no down tendency. Also the multiple different bridle settings come in handy, having even more depower for wave riding and the like.
And again this is just my 2 cent and before one complains I am not associated with the brand except being in the development program and loving their passion and vision!