yep, runs great in good winds, even in strong winds, but it's lazy in lighter winds, low end is not that great
Fluid Ego V4 2013 Kite Review
The Fluid V4 takes freestyle and freeride performance to a new level, whether you like to ride hooked or unhooked. With this kite you can perform whatever trick you like, from boosting big airs to mega loops, and do it with style. It runs great in a wide wind range and can be used by pro riders as well as by less experienced ones. As a matter of fact is a do-it-all machine which blends power with forgiveness.
From the first time you take the Fluid Ego V4 to a spin, you will be impressed by its amazing flight characteristics. It is a versatile weapon for the intermediate and advanced rider that loves freeride, wakestyle and freestyle. The C-kite platform on which it is built assures a massive power delivery, as well as excellent stability and a direct feel. The three strut configuration provides increased stability, as well as a lighter overall weight.
A great thing about the Ego is that you can tune it according to your specific preferences. You can adjust the bar pressure, speed and angle of attack to suit your particular style. The kite can be set to pure C performance or to high depower. There are also three options for adjusting turning speed. The Pure C (PC) setting of the Fluid Ego v4 will change the Angle of attack again to a more backwards and pulling position inside the wind window. The HD setting allows the rider to increase the windrange drastically, the Ego V4 will have the bridle enabled allowing the kite to hang more forward and allowing more wind to flow over the canopy. The kite will pull more consistent like a C kite and releasing the bar has less effect.
The compact, smart bridle system assures a direct and precise control when the kite is powered or depowered. A four square Dacron frame prevents the kite from distorting its shape and assures a constant tension in the cloth, while the aerodynamic canopy shape provides you with massive boosts, cool looping abilities and fast turns.
Fluid CS3 Bar
The CS3 Bar was designed by Fluid to work with all of their kites. It provides the rider with a safe, simple and intuitive control system, optimized to offer maximum performance and comfort.
- Adjustable length
- Soft EVA grip
- Clamcleat system for powering and depowering the kite
- Stainless steel centerpiece
- 4 color coded lines
- PVC covered powerline
- PVC covered Safetyline
- Easy Grip Push Away Quickrelease
6m: 19-40+ knots
8m: 16-38 knots
10m: 13-29 knots
12m: 12-24 knots