It launched easily and flew up to the zenith smoothly. The power was immediately apparent. On the water with my S-quad surfboard I was well powered and soon screeching along.
This is the B52 of kites. Massive power and it really wants to fly! I was having trouble slow it down, bringing it high made it want to boost. Wow, I was feeling like a beginner again!
The wind was a bit over 12 knots though, possibly 15, so I was actually overpowered. I came back in fast, very fast, losing ground as I was unable to hold the board edge and counter the power. I did another run out and back then decided to land it.
One of the kiters (who also took the shots of me on the water) came down and landed it. By then, other kites were out so I packed away the zero and finished the session on my Lithium 12 and my new Firewire board (strapless). The wind dropped out a few times, but the sunny weather was nice. The board feels great - riding strapless puts you in closer contact to the water. Its nice.