I have not bought one.... but had a go on the 10m in very light conditions on a surf board.
The reduced diameter bar felt tiny in my hands, possibly a little bit too small for me. The bar looks nice and very detailed, but seems a little light for me, the gauge of the linkage holding on the safety release appeared too thin - I would prefer this was beefed up a bit, so that its closer to the Ozone bar (that said - they have had their manufacturing issues).
On the beach, the kite looks very detailed and is clearly very nicely put together, the pictures on-line don't do it justice, the material on the side panel near the wing tips looks very high tech up close, it almost looks like mylar ripstop.
I was launched in barely enough wind - I was told there was no-way I'd get going... on the beach the kite turns and loops easily, generating a lot of twist in the kite, the twist was noticeable & more so than with the Pivots I have (2018/19). The kite does look & feel less delta (apologies for the vague description, I am near enough clueless on kite design, other than knowing what I like).
The kite generates a nice amount of power once going, but I was having to throw the kite around a lot to keep going. The kite was well under-powered, but was still able to get enough height to do pop/tantrum/downloop transitions - but jury is out on boosting, as there was no way near enough wind to reach any conclusion, other than the kite felt "nice". I did some riding on a small wave, the kite turns very nicely (again I was underpowered) and I purposely headed sharply downwind to see what the drift was like, I over-did this, with the lines going completely slack.... I looked up thinking,,, that's not going to recover & it did! So I was genuinely impressed at how user friendly the kite is.
Hoping to have another go at the weekend in 30 knots to see what the boosting is like..... fingers crossed.
PS just took a look at the Tarifa webcam & there's a Reedin out now !!
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