'had a nice experience with the Flysurfer Speed2s in 15m and in 19m Silverarrow2-Verion in El Gouna/Egypt some weeks ago.
One day, when the wind was onshore at about 13 down to about 3 knots starting from about 09:00am till 17:30pm we had the possibility to testfly the two kites mentioned above.
Since this session I thought that I'm absolutely not interested in going out in these lightwind conditions with foils because it seemed to me a senseless occupation that wouldn't make any fun.
But as I saw Armin kitelooping the Silverarrow2 in about 11 knots I thougt I should give this kite a chance.
After some other people were testflying the Silverarrow2 a friend of mine and me (both at about 80-85kg, rider level intermediate) got the chance to go out with the Silverarrow2+15m Speed2 and the 07 Spleene Doors.
After hooking in - I was impressed because I never had such a big kite and such a big bar under control before.
Ok, started my run and my first feeling was:
"What the fuck - this is amazing fun with such an easy flying kite."
The kite pulled totally constant through the windwindow, flew really stable and was stucked at the position in the windwindow where I parked it.
The tipps didn't fold in, and I had the feeling of flying a much smaller kite fixed on to the lines-ends. The turning speed was quite/relatively fast, even in the absolute low end of the kite.
I was just cruising in the lagoon recognizing this amazing feeling and only a few kiter with tubekites were able to go upwind with their big tubekites and big kiteboards at that time.
Then, when nearly everybody on the beach went to have lunch, the wind dropped to under 10 knots and we two were cruising in the lagoon with the silverarrow2 and the 15m Speed2. It was still possible to jump and have fun with the amazing good hangtime of the speed2s.
No other kiters were really able to kitesurf and go upwind at that time with their tubes.
Then we changed the kites and I had the possibility to go with the 15m Speed2.
In my opinion the 15m Speed2 has about +-80 to 85% of the power of the Silverarrow2.
When the wind dropped again a little bit it was quite hard to stay upwind with the 15m Speed2.
Then I went back and got again the chance to fly the Silverarrow2.
I only found the small 07 Spleene test-door on the beach, took it and went straight upwind with the Silverarrow2 through the turquoise lagoon.
At this time no other kiters were able to drive or to go upwind with their kites. Later on the wind dropped again a little bit and I had the chance to get the big door. Some hours later the wind dropped to about 5-6 knots and it started to get really tricky to go upwind, with my 85(naked)kg, even with the silverarrow2 and the big door.
The wind dropped again and I was just able to keep the silverarrow2 in the air. It seemed that there was nearly no wind - but this kite was still flyable. Sometimes the kite fell out of the sky in about 4knots only because of definitively to less wind.
I really wondered that it was always possible to restart the silverarrow2 in about +-4knots really easy out of the water in the powerzone at a windspeed that was too low to keep the foil stable flying in the sky.
I continued trying to get onto the board with kitelooping the Silverarrow2.
Later I had to accept that there was to less wind and I went out of the water with a good feeling and a very big smile on my face because from that time on, I thought that there was too less wind to kitesurf with any equipment available on this planet.
The rest of that day there was only one thing going trough our minds - this kite.
We talked about our experiences with the two foils for hours and couldn't find any mentionable disadvantages of these amazing lightwind weapons.
+ Bar is made out of carbon.
+ 5th line (FLS) available (very good safety function)
+ very high quality materials
+ easy relaunch
+ fast turning speed
+ very good flying characteristics
I think with a silverarrow2 and a big kiteboard you have the possibility to kitesurf and have real fun on far more days at your local spot, if the wind is between 7-10 knots.