all very interesting,
and I own hyperlink v1 ultralight and 2 hyperlinks v2 -- ozone Chrono v3 ultralights--- and now coming this week will be my 9 mtr brand new soul.
so I will be able to see which 9mtr I prefer and why, 3 X 9mtr top line kites, I love waves, big rolling swell as found at flag beach, and boosting, the higher the better.
I demand great relaunch, easy fast and safe launching in strong winds, no backstall or instability in super light winds, linear power through the loops without aggressive spikes of power, fast turning, light bar pressure, great build quality(kite and bridals)
you know, all the usual stuff,
and of course it has to look great and make me smile.
and for the sake of my wife who goes nuts if she can't see me out at sea, the kite needs to be visible at a distance, and she is the expert in that department,
and she is also the expert in bridal management, as she normally gets the bridals sorted out as I run out the lines(I never leave the bar attached)
kite weight will be interesting as well, as that normally gives an indication of its hover and stability capabilities in super light wind.
I am not a brand fan boy,
but I am a foil kite fan boy,
All my kites will be flown on a duotone click bar with Ozone Sk99 standard lines of 23 mtrs
oops , did I mention I think a 9mtr foil kite is the sweet spot size, I use that size 7 times from 10 and if I could, I would use a 9mtr and nothing else, but of course that won't happen