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dericcio2
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kite low AR easy relaunch or race for hydrofoiling?

Postby dericcio2 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:45 pm

Dear all,
I am hydrofoiling witha best kahoona 11.5 it works good but I need something better. I can foil only in the range 10-15 knots and it falls easily down.
NEO/MONO 12 range 11-22
Flysurfer boost 13 range 10-27 (flying start from 8)
I am impressed by the boost windrange. Especially it looks safe if the wind increase suddenly like in my homespot
waht is your opinion of the comparison pro/contra ?

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Re: kite low AR easy relaunch or RACE for hydrofoiling?

Postby socommk23 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:22 pm

Get a foil kite!

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Re: kite low AR easy relaunch or race for hydrofoiling?

Postby neptune262 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:16 am

Look for a light weight specific LEI (many manufacturers now have kites aimed at foiling) or a foil kite if you want under 10kts reliability for the kite to stay in the air. If your experience is with LEI kites, I would suggest you stick with those.

In light weight LEIs you don't need big sizes - that just increases weight of material!

Can you demo any of the kites you are interested in, in your area?

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Ulrik
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Re: kite low AR easy relaunch or race for hydrofoiling?

Postby Ulrik » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:40 am

dericcio2 wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:45 pm
Dear all,
I am hydrofoiling witha best kahoona 11.5 it works good but I need something better. I can foil only in the range 10-15 knots and it falls easily down.
NEO/MONO 12 range 11-22
Flysurfer boost 13 range 10-27 (flying start from 8)
I am impressed by the boost windrange. Especially it looks safe if the wind increase suddenly like in my homespot
waht is your opinion of the comparison pro/contra ?
I ride the Flysurfer Boost 9 m² from around 10 knots with standard 21m lines. I think you can start a little earlier with the 13 m ?
The low end of the kite is amazing, and it drifts well in lulls.
Perfect for foiling. :thumb:

High end is shit IMHO (on a TT) I have almost stopped boosting on this kite, because the front tube tends to collapse around the outer bridal attachment point when jumping in high winds. :evil: ( My Boost is 2015 version).

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Re: kite low AR easy relaunch or race for hydrofoiling?

Postby TomW » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:19 pm

I have 2016 north Monos 7-9-12. They stay in air very easy, fly great in light wind, but have a lot of power. Some say too much. I'm managing ok with them.

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Re: kite low AR easy relaunch or race for hydrofoiling?

Postby jyka » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:03 pm

I have also 13m boost. It's a good kite for foiling, quite light and with good windringe - but strutless kites stay in the air much better.


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