It IS good to see kite companies finally starting to show some honesty with light wind low end claims. Maybe Kiteforum threads calling "bullshit" had something to do with it???
Any claims by any company about being able to perform (stay upwind etc) in < 7-8k, are complete bs. This includes claims by Zeeko and Flysurfer, not to mention Epic. It is likely that, because of pure surface area, the 21m Zeeko light wind kite will have better light wind performance than any other "light wind kite". But Zeeko's claims that the kite can perform in "5 knots" are bs.
Once again Mr.Pumpy
It depends of the equipment you are using. You can't stay upwind if you are using a very small board or a small kite. You need to choose your equipment very carefully. A poor carpenter will blame his tools.
So if you want to venture in light wind conditions, you will need to get the right equipment for that.
I made few videos where you see I am able to kite in very very light wind conditions, but every time I did so I was using the perfect weapon to venture in these conditions. I was able to stay upwind on the INFINITY V2
but again I chose the right weapon and used a big boards such as an SUP board in less (5 knots) with the INFINITY V3 and was using also the OXYGEN (135x47cm) in (7 to 10 knots) and the REEF Surf Board in the waves in (7 to 9 knots) with the INFINITY V2.
Again in (6 to 7 knots) I could not stay upwind on my OXYGEN Twin Tip board. And in the waves most of the times when it is 7 to 9 knots I rather do a down winder and catch as many waves as possible rather then just try to fight my way back up wind.
So in few words you need to get the right equipment for the right conditions.
Now concerning the performance of other kite companies in such light wind.... well that is another subject. I personally know the performance and capability of the INFINITY v2 & v3
and this is the reason why I stand behind it or any other EPIC product I come out with. If I don't beleive in a product, I won't release it. It is as simple as that. Now do us all a favor and let me know if you want to get an INFINITY V2
kite so you can test it and put an end to this BS that you started.