If you wanted to keep using the 13 you probably should have got an 18.
You could try moving the knot connecting Z a few cm at a time down. Effect will shorten Z. Will improve lift but may worsen Lift to drag(upwind) and will make the kite less stable wanting to fly more forward and collapse.
Larger more efficient(flatter) board will better contrast the efficiency of your foil over your LEI. I read bigger wings on hydrofoils are better for low end too. You could also add 10+m line extensions. Try join two sets of lines together or add one folded in half to try it out.
foilholio wrote:You could also add 10+m line extensions. Try join two sets of lines together or add one folded in half to try it out.
+1 but increased line lengths work equally well on Edges - a 10m Edge with 29m lines gets me going on a foilboard in v low winds - and I can foil with my 13 or 17 when the water is almost glassy - just have to be very careful on transitions, as once you lose the apparent wind they Hindenburg faster than Rolf Harris' popularity.
Apologies for a thread hijack - but it is Chrono V2 trim related - before venturing out in light wind with my 15m, I was hoping for feedback on the use of the chicken loop depower/brake line on launching, general riding & landing.
I understand that to launch the best/preferred option is directly downwind, pulling the front lines and when the kite starts to rise, keep the bar pulled right in to stall the kite - then as the air pressure builds to a sufficient amount, sheet out/push the bar away slowly/gradually to fly the kite.
Does the depower then work in a similar way to an LEI, just that sheeting in completely stalls the kite more effectively?
Then for landing, having watched the video on the Ozone site, you pull the brake line hard behind your back, the kite then lands then secure the kite with the brake line still pulled?