The fun that can be had on a lighwind board is skill.
A 164x50 Glider is not out lightest wind board but basically a regular board for heavier guys here...
For Example Here is Mat 220 doing Kiteloops on a Flyrace and 15m in 8-10 knots.
An Aboards Glider 164x50 would be a regular board for a 220lbs guy in 12 knots.
The Flyrace has lots more Power.
Forums are interesting not always great for many riders to read and not have hope for fun because some kiters don't know how to be powered or skill and ride the right size kite and board... on any board or kite, you need power, a certain tension on the lines stay upwind and if you can stay upwind you can do tricks and jumps without walking up the beach.
If you can actually do that... The best riders can squeeze every ounce of power out of a combo board and kite. Others can't do it lack of skill or want.
Matt jumps and does tricks with his Flyrace and many others because they know i can be done (Hey they watched me) and kept the dream alive. We encourage each other and hopefully forums like his can help shed light as I write on the real Deal and possibilities with real pictures and video of success.
I hear people talk about what they can't do and the reason they think that is that they read it on a forum from someone who can't do or want... and then tell other people on the beach and other forums as it's their first hand experience.... The good old garbage in garbage out. You get to know it as soon as someone says a few words.
I would not be able to tell Matt that is Flyrace 173x48 is too big and no fun... especially since he knew it was possible watching me do tricks with it as well... and people follow the possibilities...
If the wind were 8 knots he does a similar things on his 21m.
Big boards are also easier for heavier guys to man handle....
Matt Stop doing what you are doing below... It's not Fun! :
Don't you know your 220lbs? Wait for some Whitecaps like everyone else
Ah but really nice to see the Smiles of Wonder!