I just gotta gush about what this kite is doing for my chances of getting some at the beach,
This big beautiful kite making me sore all over man! This last sesh at my local spot was a great case in point.
I was hitting it with Blades 12m trigger when some other riders showed up and rigged 14's.
The wind dropped off and they could just barely stay upwind and they were bummin big time.
I came in and said I was underpowerd too, then pumped the Fat Lady up.
You know the feeling, maybe.
Other kiters are looking at your kite and thinking "this guy is gonna get some"
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What I look forward to every time is the quickness and power this kite has over every other light wind kite I've ever tried...I give up nothing when I go to the Fat Lady!
Its the perfect compliment to a fantastic all around design like the Triggers.
Relaunch is easy...just let the bar out and pull one outside line to make it go where you want it to.
Self launch and landing is easy...tethering the kite is simple and it behaves well off the front lines.
Rotation launches are very smooth as well, it likes to flip around deep in the pocket.
Self landing with the tether is easy, as is just bringing it down until its about 3-4 feet above the ground and just giving the front lines a hard pull above the bar. Sets it down on the ground leading edge 1st every time.
The one pump and the build quality is right up the with the OR gear I was using last year...this is a tough kite for being so light.
I've flown it with an under the bar sheeter and the stock Blade bar with a strap above the bar and it works very well with both, but I have come to really appreciate the way the Blade bar brings out the best in these kites and prefer this bar. That mini 5th and rotating CL are plush options to have.
Check out one of these kites if you get a chance...they totally rock man!