I don't know how much you weigh...what boards you use...or how good you are at LW (experience)
In any case....give yourself at least 9 knots to do anything other than mow the lawn+ stay upwind
To jump...you will need about 12 knots it seems.... based on your Cabrinha performance chart
Had another kind of disappointing session with my Cabrinha today, until the wind got over 15 knots. I mean, I can stay upwind, barely, on my 145/43 in 12 knots, but it's not very fun. The kite is not a bad kite, it's very stable, has never hindenburged on me, and when the wind gets up there, it is a blast. It just can't scrape the bottom of the barrel for wind range. If I dip it past 2 o clock in the side of the wind window in 8-10 knots, it will go all the way down, regardless of my input. If I haul on the top line, it will turn nose up and backstall. If it hits the water, the session is done. There is no relaunch in light wind, period. What constitutes a good versus bad session with this kite, is a matter of 3 knots. At 12, i can barely stay upwind. At 15 knots, I can stay upwind and do a few jumps and have fun. Aerial transitions won't happen, because the kite can't turn fast enough to dip it low at the height of the jump. At 18 knots, I can carve upwind like a maniac, get some pretty big and floaty jumps, and do aerial transitions just because the kite hauls me in the new direction without me having to apply any technique, but it's just a brute force thing. I can barely hold it down at 20-22, but the jumps are insane, and I always finish that session with a big smile on my face. In short, 15-20 is the range of enjoyable wind on it.
The thing is, it just can't turn fast enough to do anything that involves kiteloops, technical transitions, or to generate power by sining it in less than 15 knots.
The Infinity has zero problem with remaining in the air at rediculously low wind speeds, and is fast enough to do technical transitions, basic kiteloops and to generate power in lower wind. In the videos, the kite doesn't have any problems launching in low wind, remaining past two o clock on the side of the window without falling out of the sky in low winds, looping and sining for power. I think is is certainly possible with the Infinity to bump my enjoyable session threshold down to 10-12 knots, and barely remain upwind in 8 knots. In short, I am looking to add 4 knots to the bottom of my acceptable wind. As an added bonus, I will be able to fill out my bag of tricks to include advanced aerial transitions and some transitions that involve looping the kite that I can't do on the Switchblade. I will add to my abilities in light wind, and be able to adapt this knowledge to the smaller kites in higher winds. This is my personal realistic expectation.
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Here you miss the point. I'm not blindly throwing my money and allegience to something that I have not tested for myself. I have seen what I believe is plenty of solid video evidence showing Dimitri kiting absolutely rediculous conditions. I have seen the way the kite handles in these conditions. I won't cry foul on the videos, and try to come up with reasons why they are impossible, when I haven't tried the gear.
I understand that it is not realistic for me to think that I can buy the kite and go out and set the world on fire in 4 knots of wind. I will demo the kite, and make my decisions after I get that chance. I feel very confident that I will be thrilled with it, based on the performance in the videos, and plenty of testimonials of shocked and pleased customers who have tried the gear..