I’ve had my Aventador, from Diamond Kites, for about four months now, and I’d like to share my experiences.
The Aventador, with its 2.33m wingspan and 1m height is not a particularly large kite yet it
The longer you look at the design of the Aventador, the more coherent and sophisticated it looks. Generally I’m not a big fan of curved panels, but here it all fits together very well and is truly a feast for the eyes.
Due to its relatively high number of panels and the option of a custom version (at no extra charge) you have any number of variations and can design kites which have completely different looks. For me though, the original layout remains the best optin and since I had some “caribbean” (sadly not longer available) Icarex, the choice of color was simple
At the risk of putting my foot in it, I would put the Aventador somewhere between Veyron, Hugo and Enzo. This is a big field of completely different kites and comparisons are difficult in this area anyway. In my opinion the Aventador can be lead quite simply through the tricks, and feels like a more mature design than the Veyron.
In many positions you realize how it locks firmly and is very tight on the lines. This massive feedback comes especially with quickly triggered combinations and of course at higher wind speeds. In light winds you can then comfortably lead the kite from the wrist through the tricks. Here, too, it looks more balanced and not overly pitchy like many modern kites.
Particularly noteworthy is the positive wap-do-wap, which somehow always works with only a little effort to find the right spot. Although I love this trick, we are usually not the best of friends, the WDW and I, but the Aventador might be paving the way
The turtle is pretty deep and encourages you to experiment. All turtle-based tricks feel extremely light. The relatively soft leading edge of the Aventador make the timing of the slot machine inputs critical, short, fast and precise.
Yo-yos and negative rotations like crazy copter and yofade are relatively tight and thus easily controlled without unwanted horizontal pitch.
The size, or the proportions between surface and stretch are nicely chosen and convey in every flight situation a free and safe feeling. The Aventador is a great all round kite. Whether you fly fast-n-furious-freestyle or more rigorous competition style with lines clean in-and out tricks and landings this kite has you covered. As for me, I prefer to fly this kite fast and hard.
I’ve was fortunate enough to test the prototype ultralight version, which was amazingly well refined despite its early state state of development. And it flew at almost no wind According to Bernd and Thorsten the UL’s design is now complete and it can be pre-ordered.
To complete the set, the vented version, with medium-sized gauze panels in the spine area, is also ready and also claimed to be great. And given their excellent track record I have no reason to doubt them !