Thank you, someone gets it. These kites need at least 5 hours to break in minimum. I won’t get my hands on one for almost another three weeks due to work but I’ll be putting it through the tests. As I said before, this is more of an evolution than revolution. My concerns are drift and if trimming it will really make a difference. Since I’ve been doing more tt lately, I ordered another 8m for kiteloops and I want to see if trimming it with more arc will help in that. Also got a 6m coming but that’s mainly because I’ve used my old V1 6m to the point the graphics are wearing off. Amazingly I have yet to mess with the bridle as well.Soleas wrote: ↑Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:50 pmWait. Hang on there a sec. Those are brand new first time in the air kites. I remember the day I first flew my Soul 10m. I was complaining that it wasn't turning fast and needed a lot of input for it to turn. I had to pull the steering line all the time. Also it was empty at the bar, no bar pressure and not much power. And the tips were folding.
The lines need some hours to stretch and after the first 20 hours or so they need to be checked and trimmed again at the mixer. Well, after the 20 hours and the final trim the Soul came alive. It was and still is now 2 years later amazing in all aspects.
So I can relate to the guy in the review vid saying that it needs some input to turn, tips folding etc. But I do see a big difference in the way the kite holds it's air. I see the tips more inflated, thicker and wider. Also that new material looks solid.
A proper review will come later in a month or so. When kites go through some hours of flight. I like the fact that everyone mentioned the flying characteristics are the same like V1. I love how the Soul flies. Smoothest freerider on the planet. And now stiffer airframe. And the jumps in light winds man, those were sick in the review. That guy on the foil did 16m he said. And it was lightwind conditions on a foil. I totally understand him though as I did 13m with 7sec in 15kn on my 129 twintip and the 10m Soul V1.
I have trouble sleeping i must admit. Waiting for my Soul V2.
I think from my experience the biggest issue i have is excess bar pressure and i guess this will not change as the kite is aimed at LEI converts so you can argue it's not an "issue" as advanced riders use Sonic instead. My problem is when using both Sonic and Soul higher bar pressure is more noticeable. Soul 2 is exactly what I expected because given the FS kite range and target market it not easy to change anything:
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