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31/12/2017 Blackheath

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Felix

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The weather turned out to be fairly benign today compared to the forecasts, 10-12mph or less and no rain during our usual flying time.

The new kite had arrived on Wednesday having spent the previous few days in Leyton.  On Thursday I flew it for a short time in about 4mph with the new Diamond rods.  Today it was flown for somewhat longer with the standard Reflex frame alongside an Xtra Vent with 4 wrap frame.  Today the ‘Reflex Super Spider’ felt light and quick especially through wingtip turns.

We did not make much attempt to check the wind window but it felt reasonable without a strict comparison.

For our purposes we will have to fly it ‘inline’ in order to assess it fully but my first impressions are that this is a very useful configuration for a 1.5 sail.

Felix

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