i was out boosting on my hydrofoil yesterday with the 12m soul in gusty winds got into a stretch of 20-25 kts with gusts to thirty. riding with the foil at 12 oclock was no problem, then tacking hard upwind powered fully sheeted out for a boost............................now this isnt fun cruising ...
It looks like you 're in the warmer area's of the world.
In LEI I think you have to step up to a 14 or 15m for 8-14 kts and a decent powerd-up feeling.
a 9m LEI will work if you're going to hydrofoil.. no way with a TT.
One kite (12m) which will work: Consider a FS Soul 12m..
Dimitri IS real. I don't own an Epic kite nor I'm a fan or promoter (never had the chance to test one here in Italy) but I think Dimitri is a very positive guy who works passionately for his business, I can't understand why he is criticized every time he shows his kites and boards. Every day I read...
Ah, tack! ok what has the Duck has to do with it?..
perhaps its nicer to do on a directional, skim or foil.. I think you slowdown to much, try with a little morespeed and a higher kite position, and a agressive dive in the new direction..
Here is what I always do (again):
Flat kite, put the briddle on the kite, wind up your lines so that You leave some lines out in the middle and put there your bar.
Fold kite, tip on tip, roll up. Fold in half or in 1/3’s
Voilà bar outside your kite, leave it outside the bag till its dry.