The trick flying that BRM Greg does in his Cloudfoiling videos lately is absurd, IMHO, but it highlights the kind of next level capabilities that you're talking about. Those kites do things that "normal" kites don't -- some of which may be beneficial to what you're after. Dunno, something to consider perhaps.gmb13 wrote: ↑Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:49 pmAs I have mentioned in the other Wave Foiling thread, I have tried the Clouds, and they also don't do it for me. That said, I have not had time to get used to them, as they were not mine. So far I have been having the best progress with a 6m ReoV5 with a modded bridle and the Hyperlink 7m UL. I can sort of "brake" these kites to stay in front of me. This works ok, but this is not quite what I want. If the conditions warrant it, I do unhook, however the Hyperlink drifts better when totally depowered, so that does not work optimally.
I've never attempted unhooked kiting personally. I can appreciate why someone would though, as kiting for me was originally supposed to be all about surfing more waves without having to paddle. It would indeed be the ultimate to surf them like you weren't attached to a kite.
Or alternatively, don't even try to emulate surfing, but focus on the kite power aspects as an entirely different animal: like Plummet described in the other thread, just "surf" the unbroken swells and leave the breaking section to the short boarders. That's the complication in this thread, "proper" wave foiling means a lot of different things to different people. I am down with all of them ... just wanna have the most fun.