I the video I noticed a few other (traditional...obsolete?) kites in the background and they also seemed powered ok. Did you have a look to see what size kites others were on that day?
I have a 13 on order so i'm trying to get a feel for which kites it will replace. Will I use my 16 anymore. Wil it have same top end or similiar as my 12?
Same problem, I have two HF in Europe on order, delivery in July. I didnÃ‚Â´t decided the sizes. Can you please compare the HF-sizes with Yarga-sices (11 HF like .....Yarga, 13 HF like ...Yarga)?
Average weight riders in the back ground were out on a 16 to 18m sizes and they were just cruising and sining their kites to hold ground.
One pro-rider didn't even bother to set-up his 13m for 10 to 12mph.
Appears to be that the 13m will gave me more fun with better jumps and hang-time,
than the F-One M3 16m without of a bigger Mutant on a narrow 128 X 35 TT.
So I would say probably you won't use your 16m anymore I hope,
but you might need a bigger board than I used if you're an average weight rider IMO.
The nice thing is that you don't need much board speed to go big with this kite like with other high performance kites.
Additionally the acceleration is unbelievable.
About the top end I don't really have the right to comment since didn't have a chance to try it in that range.
According the experiences I'v had in the last 4 years on similar sizes and now with the combined riding of the 13m HF,
I have a feeling it'd be close to a conventional 12m kite I'm guessing.
But I doubt it if you could get the top end of the 12m Rapture!!!
jb, sorry I haven't flown the 11m HF yet, so I'm not in a position to say anything about it. I don't have a clue.
Hopefully somebody who flown it will say something of the 11m HF.