I called in sick this morning. Wasn’t feeling good, too windy!
Okay, truth be known, I finally had a chance to fly this kite that Andy from Bellingham Kiteboarding has let me demo in winds of 27 easing to 19 over the course of two hours. I am forced to accept a new reality too, because this kite just blew my mind! The diablo blew my mind when it de-powered like a bow in the surf mode, now I have experienced a bow kite that can rip your arms off like a c-type! Its fricken amazing how powerfull this kite can be! The power strokes this kite can generate are so smooth and lofty, I can let the bar out and it doesn’t let you drop either. I love it!
I’m scared to try an f-16 with this thing! It feels like it’ll yank my brains loose! If anyone out there gets a chance to try one of these new a One kites don’t pass it up, Ross has done something special to the bridal, made the foil even smoother than before and put some extra power in there somehow too. The one pump is very easy to get used to too.
This Diablo fan is in love with the 12m One!
A big thanks to a local Waroo kiter, Chet for the launch. He thought the One was a very well made kite and was love’n the details.
You One riders were so right about flying this kite in the mid to upper wind range, it rocks!
The wind didn’t blow hard enough to make head high waves like the last two storms, but I’ll take these little guys any day! In fact, I really noticed during this session that this 134 mako seems ideal for small waves and bump and jump conditions. Turns on dime and is super easy to switch and gybe.
Having these little velcro bridal keepers is very handy when you need to stow the kite for a hike across a beach full of debris and bushes
Thank You Andy for letting me fly this amazing kite!