Adventure Logs wrote:
For someone who has admitted that they don’t care how the kite flies and concentrates on riding(or something like that, I’m not going to search), your opinion on performance between the two brands is basically bullshit.
So you have misrepresented my position, a strawman. Even if I did say that on an occasion I can find plenty of other occasions where I said the performance of a kite is important to me. I have stated many times that my mods and tuning now chase performance. I did however say that turning is not important to me and I still stand by that. Yes riding is also important to me, more important than turning. I like to surf with the kite and do not tend to care about turning. Weird huh? but guess what it works fine. You get a more surf experience without the kite, not actually amazing if you think about it for a minute. I have been taking interest in this new mod that makes turning better, not because it just makes turning better but because it has such a large effect that basically it completely changes foil kites. I like to jump, and although Pansh are not the best at that they are not horrible, 80% is a fair call. I have been tempted to get a high AR kite as they are the best at jumping and maybe for airstyle. I can surf with them but they are not the best for that. The price is prohibitive to experiment with all the main brands of high AR kites. The original Aeolus looked not that great but the new one does. If the reports come back it is a competitor for say the Sonic 3.... (they do look quite similar
), then I may consider getting one. I am only interested in suffering such a kite if it is the real deal. I could then test its real limits surfing as i haven't had enough time on the other high AR kites. There is no reason Pansh can not build a kite equivalent to Flysurfer or any other brand. They have the quality of construction. They just need a similar design, which I am surprised they haven't just bought a Flysurfer or Ozone and pulled it apart, other western brands already do this.
Did not Pansh have some big promo discount on Aurora recently and also a video submission compo where the winner gets another 30% (or 60%?) off?
And the winning submission was a guy who does 1 meter jumps on 15m (the video is on Aurora 3 product page)
So I am not aware of any competition. There is an existing long running deal that if you make a video with the kite you bought from Pansh and Pansh puts it on their website they will also give you 30% back if you notify them that that is your video. This is a quite common promotion tactic from Chinese businesses. Given that there previously wasn't may videos for their kites it is beneficial for potential customers too to see the product. In some way seeing an everyday person use a kite is in fact better than seeing a pro. Most everyone knows Pros can ride well on practically any kite or gear. 30% is not a huge discount, you can get this or more on most run out stock or on new kites if you have built a relationship with a reseller or brand. Pansh has had 50% off deals and other deals from time to time. They did however reduce many of their prices a while ago, so an extra 30% off is very good.
Aurora looks like similar AR to Soul so if 90% performance is there I would jump on this ship without hesitation..
The Soul definitely is still a better kite, the Aurora is more older Speed.
deniska wrote:this is me on 15 soul
I can jump like that on the A15 or Aurora. I can also jump like the pros you showed and kite loop too the same, but on the Psycho4
I am not sure I would trust a Pansh for a megaloop.