I have no hands on experience on the 9m2, just some experience from similar kites and same kite other sizes, and particular around the 12m2 Chrono/ELF kites (and got a 15m2 ELF myself).darippah wrote:Looking for the wind range of 9m Chrono with a high aspect foil wing, particularly the low end. Can anyone Report from experience?
Would also like to know the same for the 12m
Must admit, I dont know....davesails7 wrote:Whats your range on the 15m Elf Peter?
I chose the 15 because with my weight it would give me the ultimate low end.davesails7 wrote:Thanks for the info! Good points about the wind gradients and wind speeds. Back to back comparisons are the only way to go.
So do you think that the 15m Elf/Chrono is worth it or is 11.5/12m all you need? Or maybe 15m only if you're racing?
Agree, the 9m2 foil kite (or a 10m2 depower LEI kite) seems to be the best choice to go with a hydrofoil to cover most of your wind range, starting close to the low end, no doubt at alldarippah wrote:great info on this thread, thank you both for taking the time to respond.
I'm trying to determine the best kite that will work in 90% of the conditions we get here, which is 8 knots to mid 20's.
thinking something around a 9 or so with foil would work in light wind to mid teens , then I can just switch over to my twintip for a boosting session
based on my experience, I can go out in 2 kite sizes smaller than others with 40m lines while on a hydrofoil (comparing to other riders on the same hydrofoil)
Even in the lightest winds my 12m cloud with 40m lines has been overpowered with the hydrofoil
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