On the windsurfer, some days I had an advantage over the kites simply because the kites were falling in the lulls and lulls don't matter when you have 125 liters to stand on. But with more steady wind, kites have a 2 knot low end edge.foam-n-fibre wrote: ↑Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:36 pmDwight, how does the low end compare? With my wind and shoreline conditions, going out and dropping a kite and swimming in is not really what I want to be doing. Does the windfoil need more wind to get going? There are some days when I don't kite when the lulls are too bad, but bobbing through them on a windfoil would be much easier.
Another area where windsurfers loose, in the light wind challenge, is a windsurfer needs to pump aggressively, every time, to get going and take flight. Then you're good and flying, until you hit a wind hole. Then you start all over again, pumping like a mad man. The fun wears off due to this. Sure you can rig big to overcome this, but isn't why we do it to avoid 9m sails or 19m kites.
I used to rig 2m smaller than normal windsurfers. My foil was the Horue LW.
I sold all my windsurf foil kit. It sold fast. It seems this summer, windsurfers are going mad for foiling. Last summer, nobody seemed interested around my area.