This Liquid Force Solo Kite V3 15.5 Used is in good/fair condition. No repairs or damage. The lightweight bridles are looking a little tired, but the canopy and rest of the kite are in quite good condition. Has around 30 hours in the air with our school.
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.
Full disclosure, this kite's MaxFlow inflation valve has a tendency to crack open upon a hard crash or tomahawk, causing a small leak. It tends to take at least 10 minutes before the leak is noticeable, but there's still plenty of time to make it back to the beach to reset and pump up a bit. Other than that, this kite is a great lightwind wing.