Ok, So now without any possibility / news to retest one, I publish my trial of the 12m in 6-7 knots ; I repeat that according to Gin, that kite series was said to have a bridal system not properly assembled (but a friend of mine did the modification as per Gin recommendation without finding it a better low end, so I am more comfortable to publish the video)Regis-de-giens wrote: ↑Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:42 pmI agree with you, I did not know this problem when I wrote my initial review. But now I am a bit confused : I have a film of the waterstart trials, I do not like refrain from publishing tests ( I never do), but I know this kite may have not been setup correctly ; Ideally I should try a suitable Marabou now for better test and review , that would solve-out my "problem" ;
Gin, I you can here me ... since I cannot access anymore the Marabou I tested ...
Indeed I was really disappointed, the wind was enough for any double skin kite to ride with my weight, even strut less IMO ; the wind dropped down at least 1 knots afterward, and even with this significant drop, I was able to ride with my light double skin; I do not wanted to communicate too firmly on this big disappointment as the pulley lines were said to be not mounted correctly on this production batch (so Foilholio you should be true), why I wanted to test another one ... but as it was, indeed, it is not a light wind kite, in summary ... and one friend of mine seeking for marginal/gusty wind weapon on lake sold it very rapidly (even after the production problem correction) and kept its pulsions and Soul instead ...
geokite wrote: ↑Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:52 amTwo sessions with the 12m have me with the same experience. Gins low wind rating must not include the water start.i have no doubt the kite will stay up in 5.
But once there is enough wind to get up on foil, my 70kg finds I'm too powered up enjoy the dance with the wind. I expect the 9m will do nicely in 7-9
I'm finding the 4m is great in 12-20, with lulls to 8 being ridable ( starting needs long lines and good technic.) Above 20 isn't as pleasent. I feel the 4m has the power of a 6m foil.
Finally found a good way to roll these kites up, keeping the leading edge stiffeners flat. Let me know if there is any interest and I can post a video.
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