Yesterday might as well been a storm day as the wind was up and down, holey, gusty.... very storm like. But one of the best days we've had in a while.
About 7:15 the wind started to die and just about everyone came in. As I was packing up, the wind started to pick up again, Dave C and Greg showed up with the new 06 Slingshot kites, the Fuel and the Octane and were kind enough to let me have a go on the new Fuel (15M). I only had about 10 minutes on it, but it's by far the smoothest, fastest kite (for it's size) that I've ever flown. It was much faster turning and flying than my 12M Best Nemesis. Less bar pressure too! In one tack, I felt totally comfortable with this kite, except for the jumping, which I didn't quite have the timing down.
After demoing a few kites in the last couple weeks (Raven, Torch, Vegas), this is by far the best kite I've tried. I also want to try the Octane, but I am serioulsy considering getting a Fuel for next year.