Can you imagine I did a lot of work for the bar, and never flew the 2010 kites up until today! OR wanted the first batches to go out to customers around the globe first.
I had the 10m out for an hour or so today in 18 - 23 knots, the kite feels a bit different from the 2008 10m which I rode a lot, and I must say in a very positive way. Timing for jumping is less critical (you’re going up big, regardless how or when you pull the trigger), and the term I had going around in my mind was “power delivery”. Power everywhere, far in the edge of the wind window, in jumps, turns, vertical, horizontal, wherever the kite is there’s this constant pull! So smooth through turns and downloops! One remarkable difference with the 08 and 09 5 strutters is the improvement to the venturi system, it kicks in as soon as the kite gets air flowing over it. When you’re new to these kites you’ve got to pay some attention to this, keep the air flowing and the power is yours.
Awesome job Ross!