Just for clarification I try to avoid saying "good replacement" or "not good" because it is a matter of preferences and ride style. I however (strongly) think that you will get a better "real life" low end with the pulsion 15m and even 12m (and also easier To achieve with overall medium light wind skills) ; indeed ultimate low end are quite close (for less than 70kg), thanks to even better loop of a smaller size while pu15m will deliver more power under about 7-8 knots (appreciated in my light wind application) .
I'm in love with my 15m Turbine, but I don't think it is high aspect at all. I believe this is marketing by the companies. I can do a side by side comparison one day against my 17 Contra if you want..... I do know my 15m Turbine is as fat as my 17 contra and the leading edge is about as large, maybe marginally smaller. With a fat leading edge and a long chord the kite by design should sit deeper in the window...the only way around this is to design the kite with less angle of attack, but that works itself out in how you trim your bar if you know what you are doing..... The Turbine does have more swept wings(which is inefficient) and a longer fatter center projected area, which is why so many people think it is so powerful for it's size. In my humble option without doing proper measurements it is not a high aspect kite but it is a bad ass kite and I am loving it. I have a 16m NRG and that girl is high aspect and will stall like a biitch if I try her out in 10 knots on the foil. That kite has a much longer tip to tip projection and much smaller center chord. She acts similar to my foil kite.
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