Ok, that's surprising. I can get out on a TT with my 9 waroo in 16ish and hold it to 30+ so for a foil that claims to be high depower, 8kts range seems a bit poor? I know we are kind of comparing apples and oranges but it's tough to judge. I might end up just buying one to try at this rate!
Everyone measures wind differently. I've ridden both kites. I can assure you, the 12m Speed 5 has much more than 2 knots better low end than a 9m waroocoffeeking wrote:Ok, that's surprising. I can get out on a TT with my 9 waroo in 16ish and hold it to 30+ so for a foil that claims to be high depower, 8kts range seems a bit poor?
coffeeking wrote: ↑Sun May 07, 2017 6:40 pmOK, thanks for the discussion folks. much appreciated.
I've decided to take the plunge and pick up a nearly new 12 and see if it covers most of my normal wind range where I'm floating somewhere between the 9 roo and 13.5 yarga on most days.
In really low wind I'll probably not bother doing anything other than switching boards or doing some MTBing instead, in high winds I'll probably chicken out for now.
I'm looking forward to getting back to the feel of a foil - let's see if my nostalgia is well justified or if it's back up for sale in a few months
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