I have the 9 hyperlink and have tried the 12.Pedro Marcos wrote: ↑Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:16 pmI still dont have a kite for high wind, and i rarely have more then 25 knots where i live but it becomes really choopy and wavy so very hard to go fast. I would something where i can be underpowered.
Too bad no one have a Hyperlink 5m here, i would like to test it, never liked foil kites in strong wind but would like to give it a go on that one.
As I am still awaiting a chance to try a 5 m² HL, I wonder:Foil wrote: ↑Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:59 pmI have the 9 hyperlink and have tried the 12.
I also sail in conditions that get very choppy with fast rolling swell and waves when the wind picks up to over 20 knts, and this has made me decide not to go for a tiny hyperlink, I need my high wind,big chop kite to be 100% reliable in water starting whatever the water state especially when waves can often wash right over the kite before I get myself facing the right way round to even see the kite, I feel the risk is too high to gamble against it happing, it will happen as it has done on many occasions, but with a small tube kite this has never been a problem.
Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:47 pmHi Pedro - not sure I understand your question here ?
You have loads of experience with everything, so assume you have ridden your small wavekites in this wind, or ?
From 18 knots I, average weight, ride a 5 m2 LEI wavekite, sometimes a 6 if only 16-18 but then quickly too powered, even on my smallest wing.
Around 22 knots the 5 is still just possible to ride, but on the upper end and not sweetspot anymore, and for riding waves, NOT good, again not sure if you want freestyle/waves or speed.
But I assume you know this, thus not sure about your question, or it is about small foilkites and not LEIs at all maybe ?
If you put 25m lines on it, how early can you start on the 5m ? on that tiny board of yoursFrank Rosin wrote: ↑Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:55 pmLoving the 5m HL, actually at the moment got two in use the regular one and the UL.
Still need to fly them back to back the same day to verify differences.
Anyways, since the 5m HL I am on foil kites only. And haven't looked back yet. Quite a surprise.
I have used it gusting 40+ knots. Not what I aim for, but possible. Hydrofoiling.
Actually having trouble to get footage, mostly too far from shore to be filmed from there (and not always somebody to find to do it in current weather conditions), line mounts do not work with my setups anymore.
I like when i can see what the kite is doing, the drone views are coolFrank Rosin wrote: ↑Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:52 pmActually having trouble to get footage, mostly too far from shore to be filmed from there (and not always somebody to find to do it in current weather conditions), line mounts do not work with my setups anymore.
So the only way would be to mount the camera on the board or on my body. But I am not sure how to get footage that is worth it? Any ideas or video examples that actually work well?