I recieved my Benson DSV a couple weeks ago and have finally had the weather in which to fly it. The first weekend I tried to fly it the wind was blowing 20+ mph and yes it flew but trick it did not. My legs won't carry me that fast!! Though it did handle the winds well.
Today I flew it with the winds being from 5-10mph. This thing is a dream machine!! My buddy and myself included were surprised at how well it flew even at the low end of todays winds. I really did not expect it to get off the ground in 5-7mph but it flew great tricked well in lower winds with minimal back pedeling.
I will have to quote my friend as he owns a Deep Space STD, he said the feel of the vented kite is exactly the same as the standard and he and I for that matter clicked with it imediately. All the tricks are there.
It pops into a fade easily, backspins, half axles, cascades, rollups the list goes on and on and it does them readily! My flying partner even performed a couple comets with it!!
I would recommend this kite to anyone who is looking for an enjoyable kiting experience. As this is my first Deep Space I know that the Deep Space STD and UL are on my list of kites that I must have in my bag.
Thanks to Tim Benson for being such an incredible kite builder! Also, I have to thank Adrian Bickerstaffe for his reccomendation.
p.s. I tried to post a picture but I don't know how to get em' on here.