I was so excited to give the Transformer TL a try. I was going over to the coast to pick it up and on Saturday July 03. When I finally got there the wind was blowing about 10-20+ and just went up from there, offshore super shifty too :'( It was fun but hard to tell much in the super crazy conditions. What happened to those smooth onshore beach winds I was dreaming of?
Anyway I got up early on Sunday hopping to get a little more reasonable wind so I could give it a decent test but at 7 am it was about 2-15 mph still offshore and quite unpredictable. After about an hour or so the wind was up into the twenties already. It ended up being super windy into the 30s at times
so I'll wait until I get another chance before I pass final judgment.
I haven't measured it but I held it up to my Mohawk XS @ 2.14m and they were about the same wingspan. It is light on the lines and takes smallish inputs. Overall, because of the conditions, I really never got a good feel for the kite but it does some of the best looking Cascades of any kite I've flown.
Flic Flacs are great without any dead spots or careful inputs needed, 540s and Slots are easy, nice and flat and good looking too. Tazes are there and are better with a sharper rotation.
I hit some Mutexs and Fade to 540s that looked nice and weren't too difficult.
The kite came forward well so Crazy Copters, Yo Fades etc. are very doable.
Rolling up was no problem and seemed to hit the stoppers well. Backspins, Lazies/Multies are good and look good too.
Cometes took very light inputs especially in the light winds and I overcooked them a lot.
Everything I tried it would do but my conditions were sloppy and the wind just never felt right for more than a few seconds at a time. This was the same on all the kites I flew and not just the Transformer TL.
Here's a little video from early Sunday. Most of this was in very light and ill defined wind.
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