Have just been out with the ENova2 in 9m2 and 12m2 the last two days.
I somehow expected a "beginner" kite...
Boy was I wrong !
Of course it is user friendly, because it is so extremely stable and easy to relaunch - and a rigid structure so it dont "twist" when relaunching
But to my surprise, it has some really characteristics :
The depower stroke is really short - no more "long arms" !
And still "reasonable" bar pressure (can be adjusted between "too much" and "too little" for most....)
It took a while to get used to be able to control everything with such short stroke, and ease.
Riding waves - sits so stable, and turns with much more power - but sooooo easy to depower because of the short stroke. Great.
Hangtime and jumps - more than the Furia, because of its higher aspect !
And when kitelooped or turned - it has lots of power - no more "weak" pivot SLE turns...
It can be powered up on tight rear lines, and still turned tight, without stalling or braking too much - really enjoyable !
Very very direct feel and response - although it can not turn as fast as the Furia, nope - but has more power and hangtime and does not stall/reduce power when turned
REALLY excited about this kite, which I just tested for "seeing what it was" and not expecting anything extraordinary but a "standard SLE kite".
The bar is different also - thats another thing.
So I am looking forward to more tests of these now....
Should be said, I normally ride Takoon kites - so this is my preference (I like the smooth style and depower), and of course I am somewhat biased, true - but as I just experienced something I did not expect the last days, I would write about it !
Anyone else tried the new ENova2's ?
Kindly, Peter Frank
Out yesterday on the DATA board with the 9m2 :
http://www2.takoon.com/upload/galleries ... Jansen.wmv