That is the key argument to me , so go for a 12m which has already more boost than S4 Lotus as a reference.mig27 wrote:And as soon as I am foiling the size of the kite is not really important.
I even could go on a 8m wave LEI in 8/9knots already with the Makaira.
Well ... I am sooooo happy with the light cloth that I can only recommend you to go for it ; with experience, I find out that weight is a very very key parameter, that not only provides flying in lulls, but also more efficient kite work even in moderate winds like 8 knots, smoother loops, better drift (useful for transitions), ect ... ; for example the Flysurfer Viron ( beginner / high wind foil kite) was far much better in DLX rather than standard cloth. Also my last LEI is very light (One strutt) and I love the impact it has on its use even in 15 knots.mig27 wrote: I feel still more interest for the 12m. And maybe in regular cloth anyway, since it is so lightweight already.
not sure to understand what you mean but racers look for better speed in a certain wind (below which the race is canceled), with a kite which is charged far higher than "normal free-ride"; free-rider need is not necessarily the same, some looking for a kite which works in even lower wind or suden lulls or a kite that accept carving, line slacks, ect ...; on that point a limited AR will be more adapted, also keeping in mind that racer only ride in two directions : highest angle and deeperst angle possible, never transverse wind which is very common for free-riders (for me at last)mig27 wrote:Indeed the focus for race-kites is not the low-end due to the minimal wind-speed rule of 7/8kn for racing