Where are the guys or gals who see that kiteboardhydrofoiling is taking off and will design and build a t bar with easily interchangeable wings?
This would allow using a lower A R wings to learn with.
If they also had more surface area the beginner could fly slower, safer.
And by using a thicker profile they could be made of much cheaper Fiber glass (or something else) and not carbon.
I am afraid that a lot of people might test a higher A R foil and finding it hard will quit, when it is not hard to learn if you are a confirmed kiteboarder, have the proper set up, conditions and a little coaching.
Then after one can fly a lower A R wing set comfortably you could mount your thinner ,medium A R wing set and progress.
I feel that the low A R set could be used again If you choose to ride waves or gusty strong wind and to learn new moves?
When you have flown your medium A R set for a while and (maybe) want to go faster, bingo, mount your high A R thin wing set and fly fast!
And do struts, fuselages and wings need to be made of carbon?
I learned on a self made 19 layer 300 g front wing that is still loaned to friends to learn, works well after 5 years, alu rear wing. This foil has a wood core strut and fuse with F glass skin, it has surface cracks but still flying good enough to learn with.
It sure seems to me that you should be able to build a foil set up that works well for less money?
How many times have been to your kite boarding spot and been unable to have fun because the wind is 5 to 10 MPH? Foils allow this for the ones who can afford or able to build, who will change this?
For sure if I was younger and had some cash backing I would go for it.
And you? Thoughts, Ideas?