Have you read viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2392648 ? Regis is about the same weight as you and hydrofoils on the 12m Pulsion lightweight version from about 4knots. I think that kite will suit you perfectly.MarianoMoll wrote:How do foil kites sizes compare to inflatable kites? Will a 15m Flysurfer Speed4 feel more like a 16 or 17 inflatable? Or it will have about the same power than a Contra 15m, for instance?
I’m learning to foil with a Cabrinha Double Agent and a Naish Torch 12m. At this point, I can foil up and down wind kind of decently, and I’m about to start practicing tacking and jibing. The 12m Torch gets me going at solid 11 knots. I’m thinking in getting a Flysurfer Speed3 or Speed4, or an Ozone Chrono V2 , but I’m not sure whether to get a 12m or a 15m. I weight 145lbs and I’m in South Florida. I’d like to be able to ride those 9/10 knots days that I’m missing now. Not sure if the 12m would be enough or I should go for the 15m.
A similar(same?) thing happens to flysurfers. Sand collects in the little cover on the TE seam. It's a slow process but it slowly fills up. From the sounds of it the chrono is much worse though, as it will take a few years before you notice it on a flysurfer. I am not a fan of the cover because of that,and kites I have had without a cover never collected any sand. A hose sprayed into the seam can get a lot of of it out though.foilonfoil wrote:My major complaint with the Ozone Chrono is sand in the rear leading edge seam between seam stitching builds up over time and no way to remove unless you unpick the seam.
Ignore his lies and propaganda .....a 12 sqm is a 12 sqm kite no matter how lightweight it is....it will not pull you up on a foilboard even if you weigh 60kg...50kg...40kg...30kg...20kg...10kgfoilholio wrote: Regis is about the same weight as you and hydrofoils on the 12m Pulsion lightweight version from about 4knots.
You're as dumb as a bag of hammersfoilholio wrote: People can ride in 4 knots or less.
Oh and that power is closer to 8 times more rather than 4 ....(when you compare the power of 8 knots of wind to 4 knots of wind).
It is a great accomplishment riding in 4 knots or less .
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