So, after being really satisfied with a Halo 10m, the kite had had an incident, or however you wanna call it.
The kite and bar were less than a month old when it happened. I have to say in advance, that I am in contact with F-one, though the first response was that they will not take any resposibility for the damage that happened.
I do not want to accuse or blame anyone with this post, since in the end my kite could also have been one flawed of hundreds of well working ones, which probably occurs within any brand.
Here's my experience with the kite, or rather my brothers, since he was riding it when all went down.
My brother is a 23 year old kiter who already kites like 8 years, he's round 70 kg and was riding with a Spleene RIP39.
I asked him to discribe whaat happened:
"I was having a very good session with the Halo 10m with 17 m lines ( foil bar).
We had about 14 knots when I entered the water and the wind was constantly picking up. At the summit of the thermic there were about 20 knots of thermical wind. The wind was little gusty but still very constant.
Due to the perfect conditions I was able to do some beautiful jumps. The Halo was delivering a very smooth lift and so I ended up in doing beautiful long airtime jumps.
In order to manage smooth landings from some high jums, I was completing most of the jumps with low pressure heliloops.
Everything was going good when I was doing a slow haeliloop to end a jump. Then in the middle of the heliloop it did a very loud sound and I discovered myself on one line. 3 lines were ripped off at the same time... I had to collect the kite which was connected to me with only one line and swim at least an hour to get to the beach.. All the time I was wondering what had happened and especially why. I couldn't find any reasonable reasons for 3 lines ripping off at the same time, while doing a soft heliloop for landing..
At the beach I opened all the kite to see what had happened... I was very curious!
As one can see in the pictures the damage was even worse then I could imagine. 3 lines were ripped off in addition to this, the fabric was ripped off in 3 separate places. (along the suture, where the lines are connected to the fabric)"
Please don't see this as a hater comment , I really am not trying to denounce F-one or something, since I have their foil and harness which do their job really well...
And I loved the characteristics of the kite anyways, until this point... Anyways if anything new from F-one I will report here,
stay safe out there everyone