TomW wrote: ↑Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:47 pmI think that's the right way to put it. Its been tamed. It Flys in controlled fashion in the wind its designed for. It doesn't zoom thru the wind window too fast, and doesn't require Supreme timing to hit the power peak before it Lulls at window edge.
It doesn't do radical loop with a little pull on the bar.
I know its not a fair comparison but my 4,5 concept air wave is difficult to handle, its so fast through the power zone and will kite loop if I'm not careful. I'd prefer that kite to be tamer. I use the CA Wave on 23m lines.
Still have to use the frs6 in higher winds to get a feeling for its behavior.
Sometimes a great feature - as it gives you loads more range, if it can shoot through the window fast.
But more difficult to handle indeed, and not as easy for waves.
Eventhough, reading tests, I got the impression Concept Air Wave does not have more peak power than the Peak4's?
And Peak4's are really slow (flying).
If you make a kite sit deeper, meaning slower flying (higher drag), it will automatically be "tamed" somewhat, in terms of how fast it reacts to turning.
Whereas if the sheeting distance is small, any kite will feel like a handful of wasps, difficult almost impossible to control
There are three parameters, which often interact, but not always.
Flying speed - turning ability - sheeting distance.
I think this is why these threads often gets confusing
In particular as the english term "Fast", is not good, as it is most often used regarding how fast a board or kite turns, but it can also be flying speed - and these parameters can often be quite contradictive.