Thanks a lot for all these responses.
Thanks again DrLightwind. I have been quickly through the foilzone thread. Interesting.
I also read there that you're 65kg.
For the Speed 3 15m2 Deluxe
there seems to be a consensus on the "sweetspot" at 11-16+knts.
Basically the 4bft range and slightly above. Can you confirm? I understand you (DrLightwind) find it not sufficient on the low end. Just for your info, 4bft is a very frustrating wind range at 100kg, because everybody else is having fun on pretty much anything, except you.
The Speed 3 19 DLX is tempting of course because I should feel more covered in light winds, say around 10-12knts. Although some think different: "My advice is get a 15 not a 19 unless you already have a 15. Even if you're over 200 lbs." http://www.foilzone.com/phpbb3/viewtopi
... 15&t=12292. And also I expect a serious trade off on the fun factor above 12knts with the 19 vs S3 15 DLX. I assume also that a 15m2 would combine better with a 12m2 C-shape. Whereas I fear the dilemma at 15knts with a 19 " enough for the 12? Too much for a 19?".
About what I want...
Again, all I want is to have at least as much fun as all the others on their 14 (or even on 12 or 10m kites) with a gentle 4bft. I am not so much into kiting around 8 knots. We have got plenty of days at 4 Beaufort and, at the lower range of it, it's no fun for me. So far.
Only at 16+knts the fun starts, and then, anything between 12-14m2 would do great for me.
Most will recommend to consider a good big tube kite (like Zephyr or deltas or bows). I still do consider them, and I am sure their good. But my instinct tells me that a foil like the speed must perform better for me when reaching the critical 10-12knts.
Please fire on. Share your comments, I appreciate. I maybe sound like I already made my mind but it is not so. A new kite is quite an expense, mind you a flysurfer. I want to make the best choice, so all input is welcome.