I fly both Inflatables and Foil Types.
I use a 15m Speed2 for light winds from 8 to 20 knots.
The low end pulling power and hangtime is better than similar size bows or hybrids
with slower steering responses but you can get used to it.
Set up is fast and easy once you figured it out and the bridals might look scary first.
Self launch, land is easy and safe alone.
Relaunch is faster normaly than Bows and you can easily reverse relaunch.
You have about 15 minutes until it fills up with water
and you have to re-learn how to relaunch it properly.
If you have a bow tie than out of luck but still you might be able to fly it back to shore,
it happened to me.
There are several types of Foils available for your style and conditions.
Especially now what Flysurfers came out with and coming out in couple of months.
You will find your light winds need with a Flysurfer Speed2
and if you're looking for free style or wake go for the Psycho3 or Pulse2.
The best would be if you go to http://www.foilzone.com
under "Foils galore!" to ask questions there.
since this site is dealing with foils only and people are nice, no Pimping.http://www.foilzone.com/phpBB2/viewforu ... c247249596