Anyone got comments on Flysurfer XTC
- I switched from tube kites to foils and so far am happy I did.
I have three XTC kites - 7M, 10M and 13M.
The kites turn very fast, have a great safety system, de-power range and are
really easy to set-up and self launch and land.
I thought I would have issues with tangles with the bridle, but have not had
any problems as long as you take care winding the lines and rolling the bar
and lines up when you pack the kite.
I really like flying the 10M and 7M, but I am still working on getting used
to flying the 13M.
I have only flown the 13M a couple of times, and I don't think that I have
used it enough to stretch the bridle into shape. I have read that you have
to fly these kites about 10 hours to get them broken-in and flying right.
I am having problems when I dive the kite into the power zone with the lower
wing tip collapsing and the kite back stalling. I am not having the same
problem with the 7 & 10M, but I am typically flying them in higher winds. I
also think part of the problem is the operator (me) and my inexperience
flying foil kites.
Maybe there are some tricks or techniques to flying the larger XTC kites
that someone on this forum wants to share.
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 19:44:24 -0000
From: "Gerald" <gerald_charles@...>
Subject: Anyone got comments on Flysurfer XTC
Good or bad, tips on flying anything would be great. Looking for
personal accounts, have read all the commercial reviews!!