loco4viento wrote:I'd be interested in a light wind kite comparison that evaluates which kites can get people riding (upwind) in the lightest of light winds.
Most comparisons seem to be in somewhat light winds (10-12 knots) when lots of kites work. I'd like to know which kites would be the last ones out when the wind is dying. The kites that allow someone to ride when it's otherwise not possible. Maybe in 6-9 knots. And to compare kites effectively, of course they should all be compared on the same boards.
That might not interest some, but it would sure interest me.
When we did the Lightwind test the wind was 8-9 mph. So it was very much in the bottom end of the wind range. Also there was a bit of a current, so that took a little wind out of the sails. On a regular twin tip and not a race or foil board, the Contra, Flite, and Turbine are all in the same area.