There is a paradox here - as racers want light kites that can widthstand some abuse (max power), and many choose to buy new as they wear fast by this powered use.
Whereas freeriders often want kites that can take some abuse, and last for years as they are pricy.
The first group want quite light (not superlight) kites, thin bridles and lines and high AR, and relaunch not important.
The last group want tougher kites that turns and handles better, meaning heavier kites (stronger cloth), thicker/easier bridles and lines, and lower AR, and the ability to be on the water longer without taking in water, on the cost of some weight.
Very opposite goals.
The last group has been how foilkites have been designed for years earlier, for TT use mainly.
Then the hydrofoilers took the light high performance kites from snowkiting (with paragliding experience some of them) out to the water for racing where they worked pretty perfect and now has been evolved to max race performance and still ok handling.
Above very different targets are now a bit closer, as there are a market for marginal wind hydrofoiling - where a mix of wishes from both groups are present.
I would like a foilkite not too high AR so it turns faster and dont fold, but still sufficiently high to give the powerspike on long lines without needing an 18 or 21 m2, and made from say 27/27 g/m2 cloth (or 27/32), as I would only use it when sub 7 knots anyways, so it wont get worn in the air (maybe when swimming and rescueing though, I know).
Kitech FreeRS is 38 g/m2 std but can be made with 32 or 27 also.
Lecca Lecca Minima is 41 g/m2 (but maybe lighter as less cells).
Aeros are 32 g/m2 standard, but one can also get 27 g/m2 in combination, or solely both top/bottom if one dares.
Conceptair Pulsion can be in standard 40/38 g/m2 or 32 or 27 and combinations I think, again, if one dares.
Also goes for the inner clothing, they can be std or light or superlight - if one dares
Most freeriders want a light foilkite that got a big windrange, thus medium or standard cloth would be perfect.
Personally I dont need windrange at all as I can go with a tubekite in 6-7 knots, so it would be to cover the wind below that only - thus I might dare to use 27 g/m2 all over
Three different groups: Racers, Freeriders, Freeride extremists.