flying doctor wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:21 am
Thanks for your comprehensive review and vids Erik, some solid strapless riding there!
I've been eying this kite as well for low wind foiling and SB riding so good to hear you're satisfied, I'm looking forward to hearing your experiences on foil.
What is your weight?
I have 2019 pivot 9m, Slash 7 and 5. The pivot is OK as a light wind SB kite but not an ideal foil kite.
I weigh 78kg myself so was wondering if the 10.2 would be a good size as my largest kite or that a 12,9 would be better, any thoughts on that?
Also: have you tried the Gong strutless for comparisons?
Hi Flying doctor,
My weight is 100 kg and you can easely switch the 9 Pivot for the 10.2, because of it`s lightness it drifts outstanding as also in the turns it will be the same as the Pivot 9 or maybe better, It,s more lively! (believe me, if this was not the case I will tell honestly that it was a piece of crap)
I`m thinking already to buy the 12.9 instead of my 12 Neo because of lightness (also because of the price offcourse)
In the vids you see some fluttering in the depower zones or loops, I think you can not avoid this for a one or none strutter but the best thing is, you don,t feel it on the bar and it will not stall at all !!
Soon I`ll have overpowered conditions but for now what I can feel this will be my kite instead of the heavier Duotone Neo 9 (Duotone Neo is sweeter than the Unik`, less aggressive) The Unik is more aggressive in powered conditions and that`s what I like.
I have to fly it a bit more to be truly convinced about the quality and strongness of the Unik, Let`s see if I can destroy this machine with really hard top end winds (for the 10.2) with lots of loops and power bottum and top turns, if it holds then this Unik will get my approval.
I`ve never tried The Gong strutless but what I`ve heard from BRM Cloud guys that The Gong v3 strutless is a bit less in performance than the Cloud strutless, but hey ..... the gong is 2/3 cheaper
) and easier to get.
Keep you posted, lots of wind on the way next week! (as also for foil, but I dont`t think any issuis here at all)