Hi Matt , how are ya?
I’ve been kiting for 9 years and this morning was the best sunrise session ever. I received the shipment yesterday, thanks very much. I tested the edge RX 11 mtr this morning @ 5 am in 20 knots of wind and total darkness before the sun came up on Le Gallion beach Saint Martin… all I can say is “incredible” !!!
I enjoy the slightly higher aspect kites for the the power and turning speed, but this kite had everything. Very comfortable bar set up and perfect bar pressure not too much or too little. Stable and a very solid, even amount of power delivery especially when jibing to toe-side and down looping the kite, so unbelievably smooth and balanced power right through the jibe. The jumps were great !!! huge lift !!! and very nice hang time. I like to boost high and reach the apex of a jump and lust crank on the bar to kite-loop the kite before coming down but the speed and power it delivered surprised me with at least 2-3 seconds of extra hang time before touching down very very nice. I think the competition guys and the big jumpers are going to love this kite.
I was really impressed with the loop speed and stability when kite-looping. Nice nice, nice! Getting people to test these kites will have them hooked and they will never want to ride anything else… for sure. I think you’ve nailed it with this kite and customers will love the fact that it feels as if it was made for them, emphasis on the comfort !! and smooth delivery of so much power gives you the confidence and feeling of safety when pushing your boundaries.
Great job with this kite! Comfort , stability and power !!! really nice.
Oh if you like the adrenaline buzz of kite loops, “the really high hooked-in ones” then try them in pitch black darkness before the sun comes up…… truly frightening but really good fun!!!
Cheers to your design team …unreal.
Twan van Lieshout
Ozone Team Rider and Owner of http://www.vietnamkitesurfingtours.com/
We we’re lucky to recieve the first 09 Instincts 1st week in Jan. The fourth generation of the Instinct series is definately something special! Where to start to give a good impression? People who have been riding Instincts the last couple of years for sure have noticed that build in Instinct feeling so the big question was does it have that on 4 lines? The answer is YES, Its still there 4 lines, easy and clean set up and the same feeling, jippie!
First one I tried was the 9m Sport +, lots of changes this year and the graphics look sick .The kite itself is super clean and rigid! So for the Sport + the bar feeling is way better now ,always good feel where the kite is and progressive feedback on the bar! Its even more easy to fly this year with I think a big + is the unhooked feeling! Not much pull on the bar anymore if you want to try newschool tricks. It has more power wich is easily controlable sheeting in and out.. the on and off feeling is gone. I have been riding the 11m most days now and its insane ! I reckon it has 15% more hangtime than previous models wich gives you enough time to do your tricks and land them !
The Light XC is a surpise also. No more flapping, turns on a dime and has plenty power! The kite looks super clean in the air and is fast with that same prgressive feeling on the bar. I’m looking forward getting this on out in the waves!
The Edge 11m … just took it out for a 15 min try! The jumps are even a bit longer and floatier than before! It’s still a fast flying kite with the same clean design as the Light and Sport . We are still waiting for one of those big wind days to take it out and see what extreme jumping potential it has this year !
Lots of people try the kites here and they all come back of the water with a big smile. Andre the russian about the 11m Edge: “This kite I like , very jump high and long” So for us in Vietnam we are all very stoked and pleased to ride the new kites ,easy is the word this year.
Enjoy! Twan In Vietnam