What a great kite! Seems to have as much grunt and upwind as my 2011 Crossbow 16 but SO much more fun to fly! It turns and loops and pulls much easier! Now, if the factory would just pull finger and get my OR bar to me :D
... who wants to buy some Crossbows :o
I bought the 17.5m Flite early last summer for the light wind days down at Twenty Mile. Absolutely love this kite. Spent more hours on the water while others drove by or sat and watched. I’ve flown in even more through the winter. This was a few weeks ago at Thompson Pass, Alaska - Just out of Valdez A fairly good reverse launch about 1:50 - Easy flying kite with lots of range and steady pull.
Better resolution right off the youtube page… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUQttCEmXJw
Nice one! Never thought about reverse launch!
I’ve been testing out the top-end this weekend… 10 to 25 knots on the water! I like it best in the 15-20 knot range for instant, massive power and lots of hangtime I’m pretty heavy though… similar range to my Crossbow 16 but MILES more fun!!!