Great to ear speaking about snowkite and Airush
this is my point of view about foil or tube :
First of all, I'm a defender of foil over all for reasons of easy use.
You don't need to connect your lines each time , and I leave in less than one minute. And When there are 50 cm of snow power, you are very happy not to walk in the power to install your lines and pump the kite!!
Of course, I see the freeride 's part of the snowkite, the way to go up in the mountain and go down with the kite in the bag . And we can do it many times in a day , and doing it with a tube kite , you loose your time and as I told, in one minute I can start !!
The big advantage also of a foil is the security, when you are on the top of the mountain and you have to land, with a foil it's easy instead of a tube , it keeps its form and you have to deflate it quickly.
With a foil you can take off and land your kite alone, you don't need anybody, and the foil is the root of our sport
Of course, I'm not against tube kite !!
Moreover, I don't think foils could be as performant as tube , tube is quicker, and its turn is really better, and over all, tubes have a depower that foils will never have
For the practice of freestyle and cruising, or only doing « pirouette » closed to the car park, tubes are perfect.
Concerning Airush, I've been working for 3 years with Benoit Menetrier ( our designer) on the development of foil kite, our kites are more and more competitives, I'm really satisfied
The « Outback » is a real toy, it turns in all way, is lightly, and secured , i love it!!
The « Crest » is the ideal weapon for the walk in the mountain, the 2011 is lighter in the bar, we win speed and we changed the tissues for one lighter and solid
Of course, we still have work, but all the team gives 100% on it and we have many ideas for our future foil, it's just the begining of the story.....
@ rafaeltapia , I advise you a crest 10 , it the ideal size for a good walk on the snow
to conclude, no matter if you ride with tube or foil, the most important think is to have the smile all the day because our sport is just so coool