The wind dropped a bit so I came in and swapped it for my 10. It was nice to have some more power and the waves were building in size. I did a run up to toward the pier as it was very crowded further south - there must have been 300 kiters on the water!
It was enjoying being on the water again. Then I tried a backroll that went wrong. My kite crashed hard leading edge down and burst the front bladder. Should I have let go of the bar when the trick went wrong? Possibly.
Luckily I had locked of the centre strut where the camera mount was so the kite stayed afloat. I attached my leash to my board footstrap, wound in the lines and swam in.
The wind picked up again so I finished the session on my 8m kite. The depower has a good range so I think this kite will work well in wind up to 35 knots, maybe more.