yea leave it for what it was designed for , handles ,with a roller and that instant very direct feel - rob hills and mark everitt were the first buggy flyers that got airbourne , ever in the world and it happened at my local brancaster beach norfolk and it happened around 2000ish possibly earlier and it was blade1 and blade2, and then blade3 came out 2003 and it was rob hills and mark everitt who were the main 2 testing , and andy preston was heavily involved also in the field so to speak
.....for early days blade3 buggy jumping , check out "gravity renegades" video ,and i learnt to fly on my landboard watching them buggy jumpers - lewis wilby -the best landboarder in the world , turned up flying blade3's about that time aged 15, but i could never get close to what he could do , lewis was making moves ,tricks up as he went along -he needed somebody with a book watching "what do you wanner call that one lewis"
chris cathrop was the main one to fly the big blade 3's on a depower system in the early days , and kite surfed alot with that setup , i have a blade depower system/bridle but have never used it , but i hang on to it , i have a brand new never used blade2 crossover bar setup too ,but i not keen on blades on a bar
the kite reaction and feel is so much better on handles on a roller harness setup-never tried depower on a blade - i once saw mark everitt kitesurfing with a blade3 4.9 with a roller harness and handles like me ,and he was going great guns amazing well,very fast and very stable , and he wasn't a kitesurfer , so i can see the attraction for chris cathrop , big blade3's on a depower set up , blade 2's and blade 3's never let off and you can use that to good advantage when you know how to handle them , i love my start off with blades on handles , on my landboard ,throw it down and across , chuck my full weight back and low as the power comes in , and if i get more power than i was expecting i'll throw my feet up too and land sliding and rolling into a big power slide start , and that is how i ride on sand low and leant back , but i can't hold back and release on the sand like you guys can in the water
but with a open ram air fixed bridle blade , drop it in the water and it will fill up quicker than you can say , bugger