The wind was strong today, and the bay was a bit rough, so we opted for the 18 sqm kite to test our new hydraulic steering system. The steering wheel worked well–the feel was better than expected, and the placement of the wheel allowed Don and Joe to communicate more easily, although Joe’s new position was significantly wetter than his old position. The next step will be to move the ride height adjustment buttons from the tiller to somewhere on or near the wheel.
We were joined on this test by visiting kite designer Germain Belz. Today was also Andrew’s first time driving the Protector for us, and he did a good job of positioning the chase boat for photos.Return to News