Turing speed was perfectly fine... would describe as controlled slow with a smooth flow... this is what I would expect in ultra light winds of a kite that could actually fly in these conditions. I was not put off by the turning speed at all but rather totally blown away that this kite could actually stay up in the sky. Point to note I use a 4m hybrid c kite when riding my TT in 40+ knots so can appreciate a faster turning kite in a different setting. My recommendation is to get the race bar... perfect for on the fly trimming. Going out in sub 6knots on water runs into a higher risk of putting the kite in the water if caught in a heavy lull and botching a transition. Been there done that...Flag53 wrote:What's the turning speed like on the 15m UL ?
Aaah, okay, that explains - the Spotz "race" wing needs a tad more to get going, so this is why you needed 9 knots with your 11 m2 foil kite.IWB2 wrote:I was using the Spotz2 setup. - IWB2Peter_Frank wrote:What board and wing are you using in this wind ?IWB2 wrote:My limited experience on the 15m ozone chrono v2 ultralight and at 70kg would choose the 15m if looking to kite in 4-10kts. The 15m I found to be very smooth in power in the light winds I was using in (with 27m lines). I too was initially concerned that this size would be far too powerful but definitely not the case. Incredible light wind performance the Ozone Ul offers. The Ozone chrono v2 11m standard model I look for 9 kts as my low. I'm guessing that if using the 11m UL model I would push to 8 knots. While the chrono v2 is great in light conditions the UL model pushes the envelope when performing in very ultralight conditions.
Good analysis Peter (even if I regret this , as a lover of my medium ratio light wind foilkite).Peter_Frank wrote:It seems the light LEI kites, that need a tad more wind yes, are doing exceptionally well - so they will take a major part of the market for "light freeride foil kites for hydrofoils".
Thanks - btw have you considered the Ultra from Airush, or are you not into these anymore ?Regis-de-giens wrote:Good analysis Peter (even if I regret this , as a lover of my medium ratio light wind foilkite).Peter_Frank wrote:It seems the light LEI kites, that need a tad more wind yes, are doing exceptionally well - so they will take a major part of the market for "light freeride foil kites for hydrofoils".
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