AR5's vs foils
- Ok, I've had my AR5's for a couple of weeks now and here's the result
(I kinda wanted to see a post like this before I made the switch...):
AR5's are a pain on land but you get used to the pumping, 4 lines and
the size :.
On the water the ride is really cool. It's more of a winsurf feel,
with more control, smoother power, and less brute force involved
(although that's pretty fun too!)
The AR5 can be locked in a position, and the kite just adjusts in the
window (further forward in the gusts, etc...)Really nice to see.,
They do go upwind really good, about the same as a good foil, without
having to move it at all, and also can be kept nice and high in the
window the whole time without as much lift=ready to jump all the time.
Jumping is smooth and I end up doing tricks on every jump as opposed
to the longer floaty jumps that I used to do on my foils ( maybe
because the foil seemed to rip me off the water and take me on the
high altitude rides of my life?!
I haven't used the trimming line yet because I just don't think about
it and I'm sure that'll add even more comfort and control.