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Had a few minutes of weather break in light winds on Friday, enough time for a quick outing but not enough time for camera so before I start, keep in mind this is with light and variable winds..
First Impressions Nice looking Kite that not only flies like a Rev, but is a Rev.. The Springs do indeed change the wing shape and dead launch from face down is almost as easy as a standard reverse launch. The springs did however also change some of the responsiveness in the very light wind conditions.. When accelerating a dive in multiple steps to do a dive stop, you have the load the wing (with a heavier hand) at every step and plan again for loading the wing with the dive stop. It's almost like a delayed reaction compared to my other Revs. It will float much easier than any other wing I've ever used and never "fell out of the air" even when I flew it well past the window..
I like the larger size but inversely, dislike that I don't have multiple frame options and interchangeability with the other Revs I own.. This is a minor point but it does matter to me so thought I'd mention it.. This is a very forgiving kite that will make a difference in the novice flyer and intermediate flyer's hands...I can't speak for the Advanced Kiter or Professional's take, as I consider myself neither of those. Looking forward to more handle time with more consistent wind so I can give this wing a fair review with video to support any comments.