It seems that I didn't express myself clear enough.
I'm not antifoil, I just didn't try enough as the LEIs were good enough for me until I started hydrofoiling at very light winds.
Willing to overcome my former experience with foils, I'm seeking for advice from the sub 10 knots hydrofoil riders about their experience with the foils.
Clearly the solution for under 10 lulling knots is a foil kite.
Most use >12m size (see poll here http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19 ... ll#p956265 ).
So the questions are:
Where do you feel is the balance between size, speed and maneuverability?
What size would you use for 9 knots lulling to 6 and 'gusting' to 11 wind range, more lulls than 'gusts'?
Are there any tipical types like the LEIs (C, delta, bow, hybrid..), which one will suit better hydrofoiling at above wind conditions?
What would be the difference between race and non race foils for the purpose?
Why race foils are recommended only for skilled riders (what skill?)