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I have the viper 3 22m2 and I usually fly pretty basic XC style and take a lot of aerial photos from the glider. I usually fly i calm conditions. I have become a bit more lazy and wanted something that fly straight (the viper has a tendency to oscillate some) and was a bit more convenient to take off and land with so I bought a speedster 2 26m2. I don't need to fancy glider from a practical point of view. That was a mistake. I have gotten more used to a smaller glider than I thought. The viper 3 is a very efficient glider so its higher rpm with the larger speedster and it felt more docile than I thought. Nothing wrong with it but I want something different. So I'm a bit curious about the freeride. Somewhere in between viper and speedster sounds like a good idea. But is is an efficient glider, or will I need to use significantly more power compared to a viper 3? Does it oscillate in neutral position? (white stripes) I'm thinking a 19 m2 maybe. Is it easy to get in the air without running too much? My naked weight is about 80 kg. But I'll loose some weight and change to a nitro 200 or something like that so that will do at least 15 kg less weight which should help a lot. Or just put your thoughts about the freeride.