Stephano Moris kindly sent me a minima for test , I thinkn it is the V2 ...
So ! feedback of this kite, based on 4 sessions (a movie should come soon when I'll have finish the editing):
- low end hydrofoil, say 7-8 knots (too low if irregular wind)
- medium wind, then higher wind , hydrofoil, say 10-13 then 14-17 (too much for me)
- high end, hydrpofoil, says 11-14 knots
- Twin type sweet spot, say 11-17 knots
Kite is a well built, not scareful at all when flyhing or launching, and is more perfromant (in the sens higher L/D ratio) that the Pulsion or FRS or A15: the speed / upwind is better; not as much a sonic, almost reaching the Elf Jocker 5; but still largely enough for me (and given its limited number of cells)
Speed was largely enough for me, and in 11-13 knots I was already avoiding 90 degree angles , sign of high performance (like with any race foilkite as it can be dangerous); it has the classic behavior of a middle/high AR kite: good jump with speed, good hangtime, you just need to avoid oversheeting like any race kite, otherwise you fall down rapidly;
Very stable, no fear at all at any moment ; but in some cases (mainly when too much relaxation of the lines when riding downwind), or if you need to shorten the loop into a " backstall loop": then one wing can collapse, a bit like on the Flysurfer sonic fr : it penalizes in light winds (besides his standard fabrics which is a bit heavy for lightest winds for my 60 kg); I think this is a point to improve , so in my opinion nothing definitive, maybe just a bit more AoA on the wings to force them open if Stephano wants to orient the kite more freeride. For my weight of 60 kg, 11m would be the biggest on a hydrofoil, so up to about 7-8 knots then the flight in light is too limited and risky. About its high wind range I would say 17 in foil and 20/22 on twin type, beyond that, I feel that the kite has a lack of instantaneous depower (but still better than Pansh a15) .
At my 4th take off , a weird thing happened to me. Launch procedure was disturbed by a passerby, so I had to continue without being in my usual gestures, and I did not see the reason why, but when leaving the ground, the kite has collapsed on a 1/2 side, like a " half-frontal on the part close to the ground (lack of inflation certainly), while still flying (intrados folded on the extrados and stuck in this wrong place by the wind pushing on it; it is the first time I see this, and quite long to untangle , but still in the sky, which is great (it was necessary to tip the kite side' opposed 'and well violate it so that it finally opens) )
That was the detailed description of what is not perfect, and overall I had very good pleasure with it.
2 relaunches, happened well even in 7 knots
I spent a lot of time testing it (about 5 hours all in all) and each time happy to continue with (except above 17 knot in foil)... The wing attracted attentions from other kiters, it is beautiful and quite original (both round and elongated at the same time, not too many cells). And I was rather successful in new tricks, (360's in high range hydrofoil (with impressssssssssives loops with this high AR kites) and backloop transitions in series better than previously in TT board. Only loops in high winds were challenging, in "ejection mode" in 14 knots.
Big congratulations to Stephano, I am really impressed by the easy use of this kite vs its performance ; a light cloth version would be useful above 11m for light weight riders like me.