I’m using a click bar (2019?). But 1 year ago i removed the split point on my click bar so it now has a low V. Instead of the usual Y split. It did not make much difference... for my 10-7-5 neo.ichabod wrote: ↑Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:42 pmThat's really interesting, so you've noticed no backstall even at full sheet? Both kites are barely used so unlikely to be stretched or damaged.. a systematic manufacturing defect also seems unlikely. We've tried them on both front bridle settings - i.e the yellow/black/blue adjustment. I'm not sure what else to check on the bridles other than to try and measure all parts of them accurately and compare to another kite.Pierrot wrote: ↑Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:36 pmI have Neo 5m 2018. It flies just fine.
For sure you can’t fly it like a 10m... but i have used it In strong wind where it is pretty much plug and play... and on foil in « light wind » (~20knt) where you need to fly it more carefully not to backstall it.
Check the bridles maybe...
Out of interest, what bar are you using? The only other variable that comes to mind is the split point. hard to believe it would have such a drastic effect on a small kite though.
Don’t get me wrong. If you fully sheet the 5m and hang-on to the bar in its lower wind range it will backstall (same for the 7). But this is the same with most of the small kites i have used foiling at the bottom of their wind range.
So I for sure adapt the way I fly a small kite vs a larger kite. The 5m is a lot of fun on foil, surf and even TT when the wind is strong.