I fully agree with your last sentence...juandesooka wrote: ↑Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:54 pmSounds like you already know the answer: 3 boards, 1 kite. Rig for the surfboard mid range. If wind increases, grab your twintip and go do some jumps. If wind drops, go rip around on your foil. Having all 3 on beach allows for quick changes.
If you're travelling light, you can drop 1 board by having foil hybrid using either the surfboard or the twintip like you have.
Should have kept that mako IMHO.
Might vary depending on local conditions. Around here (Vancouver Island, Canada), wind will often vary 10-15kts within a 2-3 hours session window, either rising or falling depending on the day, often fairly quickly. If I am out there perfectly powered on my 10m and surfboard, then wind drops by 10kts, I may squeak in another 30-45 minutes before it dies by a quick switch to foil ... versus missing it by the time I land and re-rig a 12m.Peert wrote: ↑Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:39 pmDo not agree with the 1 kite 3 board TT/SB/HF solution.
Some spots will be equally suitable for all 3 if the kiteboarder has a high level of boardcontrol.
In reality I find myself selecting spots based on which board I ride. If wind drops, but has been 35 kts hours before the Dutch North sea coast is very choppy hence difficult (for me impossible) to ride on HF. Inland spots and SB do not make much sense as well. If just to little wind for lets say your 9m and TT the SB will not be much fun in the Ijsselmeer chop..
A hydrofoil is 2 boards in itself, with regards to how much space it takes up. So don't think you are getting away with space savings and simplicity by making a hydrofoil your second board.
Matteo V wrote: ↑Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:32 amA hydrofoil is 2 boards in itself, with regards to how much space it takes up. So don't think you are getting away with space savings and simplicity by making a hydrofoil your second board.
And technically, I only have the Liquid Force "Kitefish" which I ride in all conditions (3.5m to 13.5m), and a hydrofoil to go on that board when it is just a little light for me on the 13.5m.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests