This went up no trouble with no tack and could easily have pulled 5-10 hooks out on the day.
Paul thinks this kite will eventually be a substitute for the flexi-wing. It looked great in the light conditions.
Paul reminded us not to over inflate the bladders on the inflatable kites as this could reduce the kites efficiency in light winds. This was what Paul thought may be happening with a fellow kite fisher down the other end of the beach who was launching
a Mega Air 3.
Paul went and assisted this fellow who was operating a long line and found it was simply overtacked and the kite was soon at full altitude once this was sorted.
The winds were so light I personally was doubtful that he would get his longline out with 25 hooks on, but before long the kite had pulled the longline 1000 metres offshore.
The chap was pleased with the performance of his inflatable kite, it was only the second time he had used it.
Eventually, his kite did disappear in to the water, but that was probably because the wind had dropped to zero, and I think he was too busy talking to curious people like me to notice the kite was losing altitude!
Back to Paul's kite - when the wind did drop off Peggy allowed the kite to come down to within 50 metres of the water while hoping a slight puff of wind would catch the kite and allow it to climb.
It took about 20 minutes for the kite to slowly lose altitude but only three short pulls on the mainline of about 20 metres each to get the kite straight back up without any problems.
Unfortunately, no fish were caught either by the dropper line or by the longline and I believe this was because there were simply no fish around, none of the baits had been touched.
Never mind, I had seen enough to give the thumbs up to the new kite!!!
Thanks Peggy and Paul for an enjoyable few hours on the beach.
John Spence and family.