I haven't tried the smaller P2s, I just have the 26m and it does go upwind better than a 22.3 Airblast but not even close to a 18m Rapture in 10mph. I have a 12m Titan that does go upwind well but not quite as well as high aspect LEI's. Now that we have 100% depowerable LEI's, I won't go back to FS until they get better depower.Carlos_C wrote:Johnmelton....you musty be doing something wrong with your fs kites as i have yet to find any one who ca out mpoint me on my psycho 1 or mastair...you just depower a bit and away you go...up up wind.
The competition is at 6-12 knt. Is this not enough wind for you?Problem is, Armin wants to do just a straight low-wind test to see who can ride a board in as little wind as possible. I want to do a light wind test whereby everything is judged, low wind power, turning speed, jumping, hangtime, fun factor, etc...
I will compete with my SPEED 17.0 If you need a HELFISH 25 to compete, go for it. We will see, who need the big kite to have fun.See, the big Hellfish feel and act like much smaller kites, and they make light wind kiting fun. Struggling to keep ground in 3-5 knots on a foil or a Hellfish isn't fun in my book and none of us actually ride in those conditions. Having FUN in 5-8 knots is something that's availbale to everyone now - my bet is simply that the Hellfish will allow you to have much more fun then a huge foil that feels and turns like a truck.
Fine. We go with a SPEED 17.0 you can take the HELLFISH 25 if you need it. If you say, you will win in every category, it means that you will spent 1$ into your words and let us compare.The foil will probably win the absolute low wind / being able to ride test because 26m projected area vs 17m projected area (25m Hellfish) has advantages even to the most stupid among us. But, after that, the Hellfish will win in every category.
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