I am very happy with my decision to go for the V3 ultralight cloth Chrono, my decision took over a year of soaking up the information about the 3 main contenders to suit my locations,ability, and sailing style preference, having used foils off and on for many years (more off) i was never convinced they were a good choice for Ttips and had many negative experiences at that time.
The hyperlink in 9mtr standard cloth was fun to use whilst i was still learning to foilboard (6 months in) but faded to dull very quickly as my lei reos were just so much more fun, sold the 9mtr,and after after trying the 12, which was for me was extremely dull and left me with a why bother feeling.
a sailing buddy was using the chrono v2 standard cloth and swapped one of his 3 kites to Ulight V3, he kept banging on about how different they were to his V2 std cloth chrono kites, after 6 months he had changed out his 3 chrono kites to V3 ULights, and I was impressed with everything I could see about the kites, but still not convinced I wanted to go back to the dark side of foil kites.
my trip to Lake como did re-light my interest in foil kites as there were many many Souls in use there, mostly 12s with the odd 10 and 8,
I spent some time with the soul rep there who had all the sizes on free demo and after a few days with him I was really thinking i might jump in and buy a new 12 soul.
But held off as this was a massive lake with ideal foil kite conditions, my home spot in the uk is so different so convincing me was not easy.
What finally did convince me was using the V3 Ulight chrono on home ground in conditions just right for a 15mtr chrono ULight, next to no wind and me nervously taking up the offer to use it for the day, would I drop it? hate it, tangle the bridle, get pulled around in the gusts, not be able to loop it into turns?
Well, a few days later i bought a new 13mtr chrono ULight, and have used it nearly every day for a month, but after borrowing my buddies 15mtr a few more times then I have ordered a 15mtr as well, they do feel so different, in a good way, the 13 has so much range, the 15 has less so, but feels so so good in its low wind range, effortless to use, stability is awesome, upwind is locked it fast,solid, and a few deg higher than my 13mtr which was being used by my buddy whilst I was on his 15mtr(again)
i never dreamed I would want both the 13 and 15 but I was wrong, both have their place, even though the 13mtr will be the go to kite most of the time.