I had the opportunity to test an older XR kite and fell in love with the handling and confidence it gave me to push myself. So I took the leap of faith and I ordered the XR7 from BAK. Mike was very generous with his time & expertise and personally guided me through my order. Top service!
Every purchase supports BAK team riders of your choice. This personal touch makes me feel a part of the growth of our sport.
As for the kite, the XR7 became a game changer for me. My second session I pulled my first frontroll kiteloops... from zero to hero... I never even tried normal powered kiteloops before this... The kite is so intuitive that I simply trust it will be where I feel when I am on my back in the blind during the rotation.
Jumps are so much fun with the XR7. This kite allows intermediate kiters like myself to launch some decent jumps without a lot of technical perfection. It could make me lazy but actually it tempted me to try harder on the technical aspects to achieve better jumps.
Highly recommend this kite and BAK is the place to get it!!!