Peter_Frank wrote: .....
Earlier only (light) foil kites could hang in low wind, nowadays the LEI kites can hang just as good as foil kites, some even better.
Peter: its seems that you're pimping PMU
Being wiser now, I will say you wont get the ultimate marginal wind kite at all, as we all know now that the strutless and onestrut and other light LEI kites can hang in way less wind than you can ride.
Ouch. Thanks for the feedback!Flag53 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:34 amI bought a 12m Peak 3 and I'll tell you know it's Not the answers to your light wind prayers .
Sure it'll sit at the side of the window in next to no wind , but it's just not powerful or fast enough for light wind foiling .
So much so that I've now sold it ( at a big loss ) after three months
grigorib wrote: ↑Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:45 pmOff Peak topic then, so what about LEIs?
- I've never had a chance to see the Conceptair Pulsion, curious
- LF Solo seems to be in a good account
- Cloud built a nice hype (though I demoed a 17m in spring and it was a disaster - nice solid zenith but the moment I dove it the eartips came close getting me a "C" kite and no pull, and slow powerless loops)
- I demoed Airush Lithum 3 years ago and had similar feeling as of the 17m Cloud above
- I think some folks recommended OR Flite
I've been foiling under 2012 Rally's which are quite light and deliver fast looping and good power from the looping compared to strutless/1-strut kites.
Thanks jashjash999 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:40 pmBeen using the Airush Ultra 15 for a few weeks. Typical conditions are 7-10 knots, often onshore winds with some current, and high temperatures. I can only compare it to my Chrono ultralight 15: Chrono is great down to 6-7 knots when you want to go for long tacks, few transitions, stays in the air with no issues. Ultra 15 is good down to 7-8 knots but loops very easily so even in lulls below 7-8 knots you can save it if it looks like it'll drop or loop to waterstart easily. I've had to relaunch from the water once in 7ish knots and it was no problem. Over 8 knots it's very stable overhead.
So I find I use the ultra unless it's really superlight. Even then for gybes, going downwind looping etc. or practicing anything, the ultra is way more fun and almost as stable in the air without the risk of the long swim with wet kite. So I'd give it an A+ in 7 - 10 knots (but I have never used Pansh or other light wind kites to compare, only the Chrono)
Only drawback for me is the airush bag which (others agree with me) is almost useless, so I use an old paraglider bag instead.
That's my stereotype of an HA, high efficiency foil kite - all the upwind and speed you want and as long as you don't transition much it works amazing.
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