I just had a few rides with my new Rise 8m 2011.
I liked the kite, but I found it very difficult to operate the power/depower mechanism on the bar.
I ride on gusty winds and I need to operate this mechanism every now and then.
I found it very difficult to power the bar and impossible to depower it again under strong winds.
In the beach it works ok, though.
I used to ride a Best Kahoona and the bar pressure on the Rise is much smaller. This is a great improvement.
But the power/depower mechanism!!!It justs doesn’t depower under strong wind. But that is exactly the sort of situation you want to depower an 8m kite.
I havent contacted the local dealer still.
I just thought it might be a good opportunity to explore this forum.
Plz, forgive me if this has already been discussed.