The race rods arrived today... yeah! The wind though was unfortunately non-existent just like every day since flying last weekend. Am usually pretty patient but since the kite is new am going a little stir crazy.
Soooo... took it out anyway just to see what they're like and I must say, very impressive! The kite is so light now and even flexes a bit, it feels like a completely different kite. Tried walking it backwards but am not good enough to keep it airborne after starting a turn. Still it's 10x better than the fat leading edge in these conditions.
Can't wait for some actual wind except I can since the forecast says more of the same all next week. sigh... am kicking myself for not getting into these when I lived on the beach in SoCal. Years ago in a drama class I met a weird girl who claimed to be a witch and could control the wind... wish I could get a hold of her now! haha.
And Yes Jynx, it'll be quite a while before I'm ready for a speed series. To all you guys in SoCal: Enjoy all that smooth plentiful wind!!