I’m pretty stoked about it, it's an amazing kite for any discipline you want to do. Also for light wind, this new Evo SLS is amazing, especially with the addition of the 13 and 14-meter kites to the range allow us to be in the water with even less wind. With the Penta TX material it makes the kites feel lighter, the kite always feels quicker, so when you are riding a 14 meter it feels like an 11 meter which is great! It gets you going in lighter winds and for foiling it’s great as the upwind angle is amazing, so it's a really great kite for foiling also, it's a super all-around kite! It shoots you really high into the sky, you can even do handle passes. I was really impressed with the 13 meter, I could do all my handle passes on it, so overall I’m really impressed with it.
Noe, you normally ride the Vegas, what were your impressions of the Evo SLS
Noe Font: Yeah this was my first time riding the Evo SLS and I rode it quite a bit with the foil in light wind and found it really easy to fly and keep in the sky in really light winds. It’s really easy to know where it is and what it’s doing the whole time, without having to look at it. These guys love it for big air, it’s a great all-around kite, it’s great for anyone who is experimenting in which discipline they want to get into, or if they want to do them all the Evo SLS is the one to go for!
You also had a strong wind session out in Greece with some big airs, tell us about that.
Noe Font: Oh yeah! I had my first session with foot straps in about 20 years or I don’t know how long, it was great fun!
Hannah Whiteley: You had one insane jump, one jump you went so high!
Noe Font: Yeah I had one jump, one of those where you just keep going and you can’t get back down, so good boosting for sure!
You are all saying it has good feedback and feels quite direct at the bar, tell us a little more about that Reno.
Reno Romeu: When you are doing super technical tricks it's important to have more feeling in the bar as that feeling is the feeling you need to control the kite. The kite leads to where you go or what you are doing, so having a good feel in the bar is one of the most important things. The bar pressure on the new Evo SLS really fits me well. I like the loops more on the new Evo SLS, I can really rely on the kite and have more control on the positioning of the kite and this allows me to push more on new tricks and also bring the tricks that I’m super comfortable doing on the Dice SLS to the Evo SLS.
So it sounds like it had a lot of the attributes of the things you guys look for in a kite and your riding level and styles. Would you say it translates well for every level of users for this kite?
Hannah Whiteley: I think this kite is a winner for all levels. If you are just getting started in kiting, it’s reactive and feels really safe and in control and if you are pushing it at more the high end of the spectrum, you want that security and trust in your kite, especially in gusty conditions, so I think for anyone it’s a great kite.