Yeah, I tested the LFT and liked it so much I own one now. Everyone here that's ridden it really likes it. Its thicker, so it gives a lot of float like a directional, but its a twintip, which is what everyone likes, and isn't long and "bulky"...very easy to maneuver.
However, huge directionals will always be a little better. Heck, use an old windsurfing board that you can stand on without your kite and you should be able to go in 4-5kts...if that's what you're looking for.
But...the question is what's fun? I was doing small table-tops in 8-10kts wind last weekend on the LFT. Certainly more fun than a directional for me since I like twintips, and the 2 kts lower windspeed for me isn't a big deal. I prefer not even to go if its not blowing enough to have fun. The LFT is 167 cm as opposed to a 7 or 8 foot directional which, IMO, is too big and unnecessary.
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And yeah....I landed a bunch of these little jumps that day! LOL!