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Re: Sonic2 vs. R1V2 vs. Speed5...

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:15 pm

2 was just a bit softer than the 1; not as aggressive lift and pull, less on/off, less bar pressure. 2 is more stable, so I guess they gave up the grunt for that.

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Re: Sonic2 vs. R1V2 vs. Speed5...

Postby cwood » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:06 pm

I have the Speed5 in 6m, 9m, 12m, and 15. and am a foil boarder.

They are terrific kites but I do feel they are a bit more suited to TT riding (higher wind range) than foiling in the larger sizes 12 and 15. They are just a bit heavy for true light wind weapons. They have excellent lift and are great for boosting and in the smaller sizes feel almost like a tube kite in turning speed.....I love the 6m and the 9m. Side by side with my friends who all ride Sonic2's the 15 will fall out of the sky before they will. I have had good luck with it on extensions but have also swam with it more than any other.

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