Yes when its light and i have to use a big kite i cannot do much freestyle anymore, so my goal in those conditions its to go fast and powered, maybe with more hours on the water i will manage to do some freestyle even with the big kite, but at the moment ill be happy if i can manage the jibes and tacks in the marginal winds, which are quite HARD already.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:25 pmjoriws wrote: ↑Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:21 pmEverytime I and my friends have tried back to back same model foil kites we have chosen 15m over 18m for free riding / twin tip (speed3, speed4, sonic1 and sonic2). 15 being more agile is easier to fly on ultra low wind practically giving same low end for 70-110kg riders.
Agree 100 % with this
BUT, this is because I have it the same way, loving freeride fun and agility more than anything else....
I think that you Pedro, just a guess on your "character" from your postings, should choose the 19 m2, as you like to go fast when too light for "freestyle" as such.
And save the freestyle/moves fun for a bit more wind.
In short: The bigger will have a marginally better marginal end, indeed, so choose the 19 as this is what you seek now it seems Pedro
For some of us, we will drop the fraction of a knot better lowend (and a LOT less up/downwind performance of course) to get more agility instead
I would not be in doubt you should go big with your talent and power, and you seek the lowest end possible I think
All of this because i tested an R1V2 and i immediately realized that the kite was much more performing then my 15m Chrono v2 UL, by more performing i mean i can handle more wind in the R1V2, get more speed, start earlier due to peak power, get better angles (both upwind AND DOWNWIND) while also being more confortable, the only downsize really is that it doesnt allow wrong rider inputs in marginal winds, where the Chrono its hard to drop in the water even if you mess it up (i still have zero swims on it). My only problem with the big kites its the very slow turning, that sometimes its soo slow that its just annoying, so ill gladly sacrifice a 1/2 knot if i can get a slightly faster turning 17m.
Regarding the 15m i already test one and i felt that i could have more power then that, the R1V2 15m handles much more wind then the Chrono V2 UL 15m.
Im really loving this foil kites in light winds, very funny because i was tottaly against them before the "hidrofoil" addiction. When its over 12knots i immediately to go my LEI OR Flite 8m where i can be much more agile and try different things, there is also a challenge on being underpowered on the hidrofoil, because some things are just easier if you are powered up. Maybe in the future ill also have a foil kite for over 12 knots!? Who knows!
Btw, talent is overrated, all we need its TIME on the water