ankers wrote:low end has advantages.
Indeed once on the surf, you dont need it, but all the rest of the time, i like lowend:
1. i gets me back faster to the lineup
2. it allows me to use a size smaller, so turns faster
3. in onshore, you get tru the brake sooner
So low end, yes, but as argumented, it should be combined with good depower and drift once surfing
i remember: BWS, rebel and??? what about park 2013?
1 and 3 not true
- but 2, true
Although, I would say it different: Once in (on) the surf, low end is a disadvantage and not just something you dont need, as you change speed and apparent wind a lot, because of the wave - so you limit yourself if not much depower (hooked in riding)
I can not remember who wrote something like "all big kites are low-end kites" ?
This is not the case - as a low end kite is a kite with more grunt than average, with more "steady out" power - but on cost of windrange, as if you put more low end in a kite, you sell out the double amount in the upper end so to speak, so the more low end the less windrange.
But a smaller kite can be used, true.
So in daily terms low end is something a 4m2 kite can have, as well as a 20m2.
It is independant of kitesize, and mostly dependent of the camber only