be very careful when Pansh Aurora v3 kites are tempting you to buy, this last 8 months I have spent a fair bit of time trying to get a brand new one, fresh out of the bag one to fly in lightish airs,
not mine but bought by a non foil kite user for 250 US dollars, who asked me to show him how the set it up and fly it, I failed, just made myself look a fool on the beach, it was a pig, in every way, did its own thing in the air, just no power, crazy steering behaviour, and just kept falling out of the sky, luckily I did not take it to the water, unlike the owner who did, he crashed it continuously without ever getting a good run in, he ripped it when he hit the beach with it, and it was away at the repair shop for 3 days, came back and asked me again to look at it but I told him it was not a kite I could relate to, it was either very badly designed or the kite was a rare bad one,
it did look great from a distance though, in striking red and white colours, and at a distance I kept from it,
that day he had to be rescued as it would not relaunch, he packed up and never returned, then just a few months back i got a message from a local guy who was super excited about his latest bargain purchase, and he asked me to have a look at it next day at the beach, he said it was a foil kite, like new, and he only paid £50 for it, he did not know what make or model it was, but £50 ?? it could not be another Aurora v3, could it?
next day he pulled the kite from the bag and it was red and white and looked new, I pulled it open to reveal big lettering, "made in china" and just let it go and tried not to be too harsh, he wanted me to try fly it but I declined the offer, steve though who is one of the best foil kite flyers around was excited to give this new kite a try, and even try it on his foil board, he had quite a few problems keeping it in the air on the beach, but I kept my distance as I would just be so negative and make the owner even more unhappy, eventually i watched steve take it to the water for a try out on his foil, mmmmm, he never got going and he only weighs 72kg, after many attempts he came ashore and let the owner know the kite was maybe a good buggy kite in strong stable winds, but for light airs foiling then maybe not the best, I have never seen that kite return to the beach.
and the previous owner took £50 for it, so what did he make of it I wonder?
by the way it was not the same kite as I tried to fly a few months earlier, the graphics were different, but again the graphics were simply superb.
shame about the kite design.