TomW wrote: ↑Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:57 pmToday I picked up the kite and it was good 9m day on the Hf. I was itching the get out so I pumped my 9m Mono and went out for an hour.
Only had limited time today, after I came in a gave the kids some hotdogs, I wanted you try it on the beach.
I rigged the bar with 20 m lines.( it came un rigged as I ordered 20+5m lines).
My kite buddy has flown foil kites for years and he came down to help me. He's a flysurfer fan.
It was sketchy getting it up, but once in the air and filled it flew flawlessly. 20m lines felt right.
Later I discovered I'd rigged the rear lines on wrong knot, it was supposed to be on the middle knot, I had it on the last, so it was depowered.
I've flown lei kites for 16 years. What I noticed right away is the lack of static pull when kite not moving. Sheet in and out, no pull. As soon as I worked the kite it got lots of power.
Bar pressure is lower than my monos and core XR kites.
It's about as fast turning as my Mono 12, hard to tell.
Wind was 14 knots. I tried pulling front lines and running towards the kite at zenith. No way it's going to collapse. Drifts faster than i can run.
Same when kite is at 3 or 10.
Mono would have more problems.
So I'm looking forward to a water test.,
Commit! If you get way overpowered and you are in trouble, self land in the water while riding downwind. The water will help stick the kite down and riding downwind reduces apparent winds. Best to practice in light winds.
I second that. Flysurfer Soul is far superior. Jumps massive, turns faster and relaunches better. Even the Kitech FRS is much better than the Hyperlink and costs more than half. I highly recommend both. The Kitech FRS is the fastest foil kite on the market. Wont fill with water either. Triple stitched.
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