As some of you know , the Pulsion 15m is also my hyper light wind kite for months. Could not dream of any better or more fun kite. In France it is now a wide success . It would be great that someone like Petter could test one to share its feeling vs LEI because this foilkite is the closest to the behaviour of a LEI that I have tested.irwe wrote: ↑Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:15 pmI (72 kg) had the dilemma as you. My 14.5 OR Flite is fine in 8 - 10 but if it drops in deep water at 6 - 8 kts. It's over for me. My solution was to go to a Concept Air Pulsion Light with 30 m lines. 8 - 10 kts is my sweet spot for foiling and it stays in the air at 6 kts. At 12 kts I want a less powerful kite.
What about a 682 cm2 area and 67cm wingspan wing wich is supposed to go from 4 to 28 knots? Doesn't it seems awesome?Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:37 am
I use a 595 cm2 high AR wing for 6-10 knots, I find it works the best.
Got bigger wings that can start earlier yes, but only used in the utmost marginal winds as they are more boring, and you dont get the same power once you are up as a faster wing.
Meaning, if you just CAN get up foiling on a faster wing (pumping/wavehelp/gust/peakpowerkite), you will have loads of excess power when riding, so lulls not a problem - where a really "big" wing will let you get up foiling easier yes, but you dont get the same surplus of power once up because your speed is limited.
It means a lot in my experience, so there is a fine balance.
I use the bigger wing when 6 knots average, but not when more than 6 knots, because of this
Get a Kitech 12m kite. Trust me. We are a group of foilers at the beach and everyone tried everything. Cloud kites, Storm Voyager, Race Foil kites, but the only guy who kites and actually has a blast in 6 knots is the guy with the Kitech 12m. Now we all are getting one. Check out the video. Thats 6 knots and 12mabel wrote: ↑Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:49 amI don't know if its the weather change or what, but what I expected to be an 8-11 knots season its rather a 6-10 knots. Quite a difference
It seems that the 12 m2 single strut kite that I specifically bought for hyrdrofoiling in light winds, is not enough because of the lulls. Lately I had to swim in too many times.
To go for a 15m foil kite or 15m single strut or a lighter 12m single strut (the one I have is 3.4 kg an there are similar weighting 2.8 );
or not to hydrofoil in such conditions, that is the question!?
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