I want to preface this with: I love the razors! I have had an awesome time on them and love the responsiveness. I like almost everything on the bar too. The only thing (that seems to be happening more frequently) that sort of bugs me is the webbing binding on itself and preventing the depower/power from being adjustable.
To explain more fully - under normal circumstances the black trim (power) webbing sits on the orange trim (depower) webbing. After several uses, particularly when the orange strap is pulled in or depowered, it has started to first fold in half and then slide over the black (power strap). There is just enough room under the metal guide/restraint to allow this to happen. (Putting a smaller one on might add friction, but maybe not?) The end result is that the black trim strap ends up underneath the orange trim strap and completely binds the depower mechanism such that it will no longer power or depower.
I can usually fix it on the water, but have to put the kite down on the edge of the window and have the donkey dick tucked into the spreader bar or else when you pull on the (bound) depower strap you just end up unhooking. It seems to be happening more frequently now which is in part due to the webbing retaining a bit of memory of folding in half, and then when it’s partly pulled in, the wind seems to add another bit of pressure and a little more twist and presto, bound depower mechanism. Thankfully most of my sessions I can set it to one spot and ride for quite a while so it isn’t a big deal, but is definitely an annoyance when it happens. I don’t have any pictures cause I reset it (three times today) on the water, but I can try and get some next time.
I tend to have bad luck with finding the limits on equipment, so this could just be my dumb luck… Has anyone else had this issue? Also, would you like me to demo a 2012 cypher just to test everything out? Seriously, they look like great kites, looking forward to trying them sometime this next year!