naivhere wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:36 am
Foil wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:38 pm
I weighed my Ozone Alpha kites straight out of the bag this week.
and they relaunch easier than any thing tried before, (and I tried a lot)
Would you say that the lighter kite has a better low-end range? Or are there other factors? I'm looking into the gong for <12/14 kts for foil board but also considering single strut kites.
my Alpha12 weighs only 2.45 kg, it just hangs there in next to nothing.never had that before apart from my old foil kites. and the relaunch is well, you have to experience it to understand it, best bit of kit I have bought for light wind foiling
I had a set of North Mono kites from boardworx, I only kept them for around 3 weeks and swapped them for a set of Fone breeze kites which were slightly better.
but the Alpha kites are so much better for light winds.with silly easy relaunch,
the choice between the gong strutless 12mtr and the Alpha 12mtr was not easy for me to make before the Alpha purchase as I knew the gong could Hover like a foil kite, giving great low end and the Alpha was untried, but the safety aspect swung it for me and a leap of faith going for a untested kite,
Thankfully the Alpha is way better than I could have wished for, and the low end is amazing with hover that allows very slack lines without any sort of threats to tumble from the sky, and the added bonus of a massive upper range was a big surprise, I did not expect that, it sort of makes my 10 mtr Alpha redundant, as I can jump straight down to my 8mtr Reo if things get too much for the 12 Alpha.
its not often a blind kite purchase has ever worked for me before, I have bought some lemons in the past.