When Liquid Force released the Solo, they broke the mold of traditional bridles for kiteboarding kites. Everyone asked, "What is the point of a one strut kite and why would I want that thing?" Now almost every brand has a copy cat kite, but there is only one Solo. LF has refined the single strut design to be the most user-friendly kite they have ever made.
Responsiveness- Medium to slow turning speed. Very predictable.
Turn Radius- Medium turn radius
Window Position- Forward in the window gives you great upwind performance.
Wind Range- Big wind range - 170 lbs riders expect optimal power on a 12m in the 8-22mph wind.(Kitefoiling with the Solo a 170 lbs person is using the 12m in 8-15mph.)
Relaunch- Solid relaunch with the one small exception explained in Tomahawk Test.
Bar Pressure- Medium Bar Pressure.
Power Per Size- Rides big for the size and has gotten a lot more controllable on the top end giving this kite a monster wind range.
THE FORCE TAKEAWAY:
The V3 Solo from liquid force is a great lightwind kite. Best suited for intermediate riders that are looking for a stable and responsive kite. Like most single-strut kites, the Liquid Force Solo doesn't have the best relaunch as it's easy for choppy water to hold the canopy down to the surface. This is the reason it's not the most beginner friendly kite, but as long as you're able to keep the kite in the air, the Solo is a dream for getting on the water during those borderline/lightwind days. Its lightweight and predictable design also makes it a great kite for foiling!