Laughingman wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Just wondering if any one has tried the impulse (cloud24) or similar type wing who is a light weight like 130lbs?
Is weight even a factor when it comes to foil size/style?
I can not answer the first question.
But the second - YES, size is a huge factor compared to rider weight.
In the same way as other boards, meaning you dont need twice the area for a rider twice the weight, as the kite gives some more pull thus less lift needed from the board - but I would expect this factor to be a little "less" than on other boards, as we often foil with so little power, that the lift from the kite is way less than from the wing, to keep a rider foiling
Being 77 kg myself, I am tired of too big wings pretty fast, eventhough I dont ride fast, but others love these big wings, so personal differences