hello peter frank,
You said you will go from 10 - 12 knots withe te skoop 2 17. But i thought that you could go from 7-8 knots. Do you think it has more low end power than a amp 11.9 ? From how much wind do you think i will go (80 kg, 145 x 38 board) ?
Why did you think you could go from 7-8 knots ???
Be real - you can not go with ANY kite, even +20m2 low end kites, in 7-8 knots !!!
Of course, you can use a big and/or fast board, and plane in 7-8 knots.
But if you want to use your small normal board, you can not do this in 7-8 knots with ANY kite.
I don't think it has more low end than the AMP16.2m2 (11.9) no.
If you are really light, and uses a special light wind board - you can easily go in 7 knots yes.
But who cares
The real low end limit is IMO where you are powered okay on your normal allround (quite small) board, and weighing something like 75-80kg (quite normal average rider weights I think).
My guess would be that you need 11 knots to go - but wind is such a relative thing (where do you measure it, what height, is it averaged or what ?)