I have to give it back. Ouch. I wish this demo could last all year!
Thanks again Andy! Its been fun trying the latest kite from OR!
I have some positive things to report about this 12m One-
I am 210lbs, and I flew this kite with complete confidence in four different storms, with winds ranging from 15 to 35 kts. This thing is rock solid in the air!
I love the “feel” of the traction!
Maybe its the canopy refinements, or the new bridal or both, I don’t care! This kite has grunt of a C now, and the power modulation seems a bit more drawn out, it takes more bar travel for 100% depower.
The bar pressure on my 06’ One is very lite until it gets really wound up.
This new bridal gives the rider more pressure for input in the lower power range. I would say this pressure is ideal too, I mean, it just feels right to me.
This 12m One can point!
This is the beauty of the bow, they can scream upwind!
This baby can go down!
This is a kite than can go down wind with out that “I’m gonna die now” accelleration.
You can almost forget about the thing and let it fly itself with minimal traction while you ride a wave.
It almost dissapears, then bam it comes back online when you need power.
You can put the kite into a power stroke and then let the bar out without a dramatic drop in traction, jumps are fluid and smooth.
Re-launch is almost automatic. This thing wants to be in the air, just pull on a back line and she does the rest.
This kite is small enough to easily rinse, and hang to dry inside.
The bridal system should be treated with respect, keep an eye out for twists and wraps when you set up, and I recomend rinsing after salt water to keep crystals from shortening the lifespan of the fibers.
Launching skills are different than my diablo.
I haven’t found the perfect technique yet for the ugly launches we have here.
I need to spend more time practicing self launching.
How am I going to live without a 12m One in my life now?