I tried my 10m for the first time yesterday, awesome kite, my 12m switchblade LE popped, it was 15-18knots with a strong current, so decided to try the razor with my surfboard. Thats a fun kite!!! I wasn’t really going upwind, but i was holding my ground due to the current, a couple of times i had to walk. loops like a dream, pulled great in the gusts, relaunches as quick as a wainman and has really good hang time for a c shaped kite. this kite is going to be awesome at 18+
questions working the kite in the lower wind range i was constantly sining, but i didnt have to sheet in and out like a bow kite due to its constant pull and smooth flight, i was just turning the bar. I have never experienced this, is this cause of the venturi or is it cause its a “bridled c”
my other question is that i had a bar with a lot of throw on it, well if i let it go the kite would start to become unstable, whats a good amount of throw for the kite?
I really really want to try a 12m now, i tend to go towards more higher aspect 12m’s due to my weight and me hating larger kites…but the performance and feel of the 10m is awesome, could be like wainman’s though, the 9 flies perfect but the 12 doesnt really perform well and has something missing…