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Jumping with evo sls

Postby Aberdovy kiter » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:11 pm

Coming from 2015 rebels which are really fun to jump i don't really have a recollection that they were particularly sensitive to gusts whilst during a jump, if it's a big gusts then the kite would give a boost but would also drop you pretty quickly too, so back on topic went out today low wind, meter reading 12-20knts on 12m evo sls and the boosts i was getting in every gust was amazing, proper up, then up again and up again kite felt amazingly stable, not dropping just holding me up and a gentle drift back to surface, don't know if this is how normal evo's are or if it's the sls.

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Re: Jumping with evo sls

Postby Blackened » Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:48 am

It's the same for most big delta kites. I'm more surprised that wasn't your experience on the Rebel.

Basically, it's more to do with the punchiness of the wind. Today I had both fall out of the sky jumps and three gusts of UP.

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Re: Jumping with evo sls

Postby purdyd » Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:18 am

The standard evo is pretty floaty and easy to jump,

The sls version is more so.


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