Pedro Marcos wrote: ↑Mon May 29, 2017 12:09 pmSo yesterday it was about enough wind to go on a 9-10m (8-10 knots), but a friend was with a 17m FLITE on the beach and i went to try it.
After 17 years of kiting i discovered a whole new world of feelings... this hidrofoil its just fantastic...
So normaly on a TT, when you edge and at the same time deepower a really big kite, you slow down, until eventualy you will stop. On the hidrofoil, when i edged the thing (getting really angled on the mast for the first time) and at the same time deepowered the kite, instead of slowing down, it was creating soooo much apparent wind and accelerating alot until i was not able to handle the speed/power and crashed! So i was overpowered with a 17m in 8-10 knots!?!?!?
Now i understand the Race guys, going super angled with those big foil kites with short lines and really close to the water.
Any tips to control this "overpowered" feeling other then pratice? Will a more performance foil help or make things even harder (more speed)? Or maybe a foil kite is easier to control in this situation when compared to a big LEI ?
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