Dimitri, we are back! Thanks so much for lending us the infinity v3 4g for our vacation in Provo, we used it plenty during the first few days. It certainly expanded the hours on the water we had on those days.
I'm not sure about 2-4 knots (with my skill level at least) but certainly flys well in 5-6 knots and with a sup in that wind provided it was constant I could see being able to ride. Once you hit 7 knots its go time, but I honestly switched to my R13 4g at 12knots as the infinity was a handful past 11 knots IMHO.
So... What is the difference between the R13 4g and the S14 4g? Which one of these kites has the most low end for a 180lb rider?
So you guys had a great time in Provo. Yes using the INFINITY V3 in (3 to 5 knots
) on an SUP board requires a lot of skills. But at least you saw the performance of the INFINITY v3 in (7 to 11 knots
). Yes (12 knots
) for 180 lbs might be a little too much but you can always use a smaller board if you don't have a RENEGADE 13 or a SCREAMER 14 to kite in (12 to 18 knots).
Now concerning the difference between the R13 (4G) and the S14 (4G)….Well both of these kites are different from each other. Both of these kites are great but if you are looking for big Hang Time, the S14 will blow the R13 out of the water. But the R13 turns on its axis compare to the S14 and its just a little faster then the S14 plus the bar pressure is different then the S14 (Just to give you an idea some people think that the S14 turns as fast as their 12 meter kite when they demo it
). Any way the power is almost the same between the R13 & S14, but I think the S14 might have just a little more power because of its size. Now if you are a kiter that is looking for a kite that will do everything well then the R13 (4G) is your kite. I love the R13 in the waves compare to the S14. But I love the S14 when I want to go big and do all my aerial tricks.
Any way I hope this helps. If any one else can add to this that will be great.