Ok ... I didn't get a lot of interest for the "Low Wind $ Showdown"
But let's not ignore the elephant in the room - Ridiculous, bullshit, unsubstantiated LIES about low wind kite performance by otherwise credible kiteboarding companies.
Any company that claims kites can perform in 5.0 - 7.0 knots is FULL OF SH!TE.
And I'm not just talking about Flysurfer, the most persistent bs claimer http://www.flysurfer.com/en/produkte/kites/speed3/
, but about other credible companies like North and Epic.
For example, checkout North's RIDICULOUS claims about the Dyno: http://www.northkites.com/public/content/products/kites/dyno/index_eng.html
And Epic's Dimitri Maramenides CLAIMS about the "Infinity" performing in 5 knots www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2367439&start=290
Not all kite companies are so blatantly dishonest. Some, e.g. Ozone http://downloads.flyozone.com/kitesurf/downloads/2010/windchart_water.pdf
at least try to put their kites within ~1 knot of the truth.
Ignore the lies and exaggerations. Any kiteboarding company claiming kites can perform in 5.0 - 7.0 knots is FULL OF SH!TE.