Yeah both types of kites seem to have their place in kitesurfing.
The inflatables are getting faster at turning and the foils now have great depower.
I still have an oldschool kite called a C Quad which gives great constant pull but not much lift despite being quite fast.
The new kites are far better and I wouldn't be surprised if eventually foils and inflatables have identicial characteristics which will make the choice easier for all of us.
Currently I prefer inflatables in all conditions except real light winds or anything terribly gusty (I use high AR inflatbles which are more prone to overflying in gusts and hindenburging in lulls than low AR kites).
Remember however that the new breed of foils like the Flysurfer and Boom kites are very hard to get in NZ so that sorta takes that option out of the equation for me...
I agree with the blade being a great lifting kite. These things really do pull HARRRRD when flown at speed. These kites still I believe have great potential in light winds....
Flexifoil have a depower system for these kites now that can be fitted to existing blades and used on a bar...
Interested to see how this works. Has anyone tried it for kitesurfing Go hard with whatever you have