kiterocky wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:48 pm
(...) Maybe some People want only jump with 8 10 knot and twintip.... If u want speed and race buy a regular foil... Personaly Im only interest in some relax freestyle when the Wind its too much light.. If Wind pick up i dont need foil but surf or twintip...
I think you miss the point that the reason a foil lets you ride in lighter winds than usual comes down precisely to the low drag of it, and the fact it lets you go fast and therefore generate apparent wind. If your foil is inefficient and draggy, partially due to the fact that the strut and one wing operates backwards, you're not going to benefit much from the foil. If you need the same amount of power from your kite on your TTFoil as on your TT, it's going to get old pretty quickly, once the novelty of being higher on the water wears out. If you still need that 17m in 8-10kts to get moving on your TTfoil, there's more fun available without the foil on that same kite (enjoy the shallows, do the odd trick without that extra weight, throw the board around without fear, no hassles to carry it, etc...)
To me that's the main (and only) purpose/appeal of a foil, being able to go at good speed in winds that would normally require two sizes up. All the rest (cost, awkwardness, weight, danger,...) is essentially hassles that you deal with and accept because they come as prerequisites for achieving that goal. That goal can also be reformulated (for others) as riding a kite two sizes down from what you'd use normally. If the foil efficiency isn't up to the task, why bother?