i'm 80 kg at the moment, but a few years ago 70... and 10 kg is really a big difference...TomW wrote: ↑Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:33 pmYou didn't say your weight.
But if you are under 80kgs, If you are foiling 10-17 knots all the time, I would get a Soul 10 or a Hyperlink Ultralight 9m.
I am 75-78 kg and use my Hyperlink UL 9m 100% in those conditions.
I retired my 12m Lei, keeping it in case my son picks up kiting.
Under 10 knots i would look at a bigger foil. I'm not sure Hyperlink 12 m cuts it under 10. But I'd definitely go for UL version.
Everyone told me 9m is magic size and 12m would give me 2 knots lower end, but take way more off top end. I've not regretted getting the 9.
this summer we had almost no wind overhere... all foilkites were flying with 6-8 knots and the LEI were frustrated on the beach...ScoopZ wrote: ↑Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:35 pmIm flying a 13m edge for learning to foil, I've tried it with 5m line extensions in wind under 11kts. I understand your frustrations as I swam a couple of times. Relaunch is my No.1 requirement now.
Perhaps its as simple as waiting for a few more kts of wind for your 12m than spending a lot of money on a foil kite.
On my last session I was surviving on apparent wind on my 13m edge (regular lines) with a 5.6 Airush cypher <14kts and dropping off. A kiter at my local beach rigged up a 12m soul on a TT, he consistently flew well including jumps and kited into lower conditions than me. It really got me thinking... for the conditions I kite in, could I sell my quiver for a 10m soul?
I think I'm more concerned about advancing my board skills first. One thing that keeps putting me off is another kiter at my beach who fly's larger foils looks like he's pulling in a fishing net every session end..............
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