from Westozzy (above) : "turn it will generate a lot of power"
Exactly what I don't want on a wave as I will be pulled away from the wave.
Agree 100%, I dont know ANY who wants power when a kite is turned, when riding waves
Smallest kite possible is what many people want in the waves.
Very questionable (individual), and disagree fully.
Around here, a kite with good depower and good windrange is what matters the most for almost every wavekiter, no doubt.
So even if you could ride with a 6m2 kite with low depower, most would choose a 7m2 (similar power) with more depower and range than the 6m2.
This is one of the reasons why the (old) EVO is not used in waves - a few of the heavy guys used it, but even an almost 100kg guy who used a smaller size than average weights with depower kites (75-80kg) had no control in waves because of the lack of depower, and changed to other kites.
So awesome that the newer EVOs got more depower/range
Then again, I know one guy (100kg) who likes the powerful EVO, so very personal, indeed.
Also, Peter Heirman as I remember, loves really powerful kites in waves, so a smaller size can be used.
So a personal choice yes, but around here the general liking for average weights 80kg in waves, is that a wavekite should turn fast without generating power, and offer good depower and range
All of these three features is on cost of low end, so you cant have it all.
I am only talking single digit size kites here, as 10m2 and up is not for normal waveriding - and even when we do that, ANY kite will work in these sizes (low wind), and none of above applies....
Power dump, and being able to turn a kite low in the window without generating power, is what many waveriders like, thats all I am saying - and some like the opposite maybe.
It is not just either or