[quote author=“hiway12”]that’s the same guy who raised my question. a week later he posted his disappointment in the kite. follow the thread at:
don’t get me wrong I want to buy a 9m bow, hopefully an OR. I was asking if this is a problem specific to the size? it’s the only review I could find on the 9m and it’s not a particularly good one.
For some reason there is a strong contradiction between the two reviews. I can assure you that there is no problem specific to the 9’s, and that when rigged and flown correcly, the 9 is magic. The single biggest benefit of these new kites is the ability to readily adjust their trim - two tips to help users make the most of these kites - they are of particular importance in very light wind:
1) In order to get the most high end and low end performance out of the One you have to fly the kite by constantly moving the bar to change the kites angle of attack.
2) The One is an incredibly flat kite. This can lead to 2 confusing situations for someone used to flying C shaped kites:
A) The kite will slump or slide down on the edge of the window. The flat shape of the One makes it awkward to fly on the edge of the window. Sit the kite higher in the window and simply use the longer throw to de-power for safety.
B)) The kite tends to back up in the window or wont climb. Since you can so drastically affect angle of attack, iit is likely you have actually stalled the kite. De-power the kite to let it climb!
Anyway, where are you located? Perhaps we can arrange a demo so you don’t have to take our word for it. Also, we will be present at the Pismo event this weekend, so keep an eye out for new reviews.