Peter_Frank wrote:tmcfarla wrote:Obviously, this is really subjective, but I'd recommend just giving up on twin tips in light wind. I'm not a strapless-nazi, I love twin-tips, but I never had fun in light wind until I tried a surfboard. It probably isn't even a very good surfboard (directional kiteboard from about 2002 that I never used when it was new). I've tried a few different light wind-specific twin-tips, and found them boring. I don't doubt that a lot of this comes down to skill, and I won't claim that I have put the time into learning light-wind twin-tip kiting. What it boils down to (for me) is I can either have an unsatisfying session on a twin tip, or I can go out on a strapless surfboard, fall a bunch of times, be challenged the entire time, and thoroughly enjoy it. I think this would apply equally well to a skimboard or a raceboard or a hydrofoil. Basically, something that is novel. You simply aren't going to be very excited in light wind, but if you are doing something new and challenging, you'll have a great time regardless.
And apart from above, you CAN actually get excited in light wind, on raceboards (or hydrofoils or similar) because of the sheer speed and ability to jump in ridiculous low wind
BWD wrote:Nice images, and I get what you mean about the fins helping you plane out...
the FS and race door combo is looking good.
Well I remember the difference between a good fin and a weak one from windsurfing in light wind.
Adding lift without raceboard handling or "deep draft" is the next goal I think,
and that flyrace looks like it does this well!
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