Okay, I heard something different, but your information would probably be right!
Just to point out why depower is so important for me:
I was surfing with my 12 in quite a hard swell and a lot of current on the North Sea. Behind me was the surf guru of the island with his 16m. I started surfing this year. He has been kitesurfing for a long time. Not only was I able to keep up with him, I also went a bit more upwind, with 4m less kite!!
So naturally he was curious about the kite (he flies Raven 07 and an older Naish 16m) and at the end of the session he asked me if he could test it. Problem was that the wind had gone down and got a bit gusty. So when someone threw up the kite for him, the kite slowly flew backwards into the powerzone.
I heard him shout ‘Oh, shit!’, and I happily folded my arms to see what would happen, since I already knew what the kite would do. With an almost total lack of wind the kite in search for power flew all the way into the power zone and the kiter braced himself sharply. Then a gust of wind rocketed the kite straight up to twelve. Behind me I heard the kiter say ‘Oh’, but in a puzzled way as if he was contemplating what just happened. He hadn’t moved an inch and he just couldn’t understand. He never had this kind of depower before.
Then he got on the water and made a few nice fluent backrolls.
He will probably never leave Naish kites, cause that’s the way he is. But he was surely intrigued by the Rise and I will give it to him again when the wind gets over 20 knots! See what he makes of it…