Windigo1 wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:17 am
For foiling in very light wind definitively the Ultra is the way to go it will stay in the air in almost no wind and drift downwind effortlessly. When you get into the smaller size like 9m it's less of an issue so pick the one you like best because there is enough wind to keep it up there even when charging downwind.
A 9 m2 kite can be used from 9-10 knots with a foilboard.
Some "normal" LEI kites works just cool in this wind, the lighter ones, but other ones particularly the big brands for heavy freestyle use, are simply too heavy and dont work well at all for this - many of my friends realized this, not fun…
Even an above average weight guy found his otherwise awesome 9 m2 Naish wavekite to be useless for hydrofoiling, as it could not be relaunched and dropped from the sky soooo easily sometimes
If you are the type that ride in more wind only with a 9, or heavier, no problem, but for average weights and freeride/freestyle/wavefoils, 9-11 knots is the range where the 9 m2's work.
For smaller kites though, 8 m2 and smaller, you can use anything you like I would say, as there is usually 12 knots and more where everything works
The lighter kites are still a lot better also in the small sizes below 9 m2, for foilboarding - but a luxury and not needed like in 9-10 m2 and up.