Hi Tomtom, thanks for your answer.
It’ll suck trying to make a large kite work for HF. Even riding a 14m LEI suddenly feels terrible and 17m will plain outfront suck. I’d assume the foil kite will be a similar experience and unless you’re a racer aiming at need to race in 3m/s wind you might want to explore and try smaller, faster turning kites.bonadio wrote: ↑Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:10 pmHello
I am stating to hydrofoil and I am looking for a foil kite, I am 180lb/80kg and I would like to ride in 5-9 knts
I own a 17m Ozone Zephir, I read that the foil kite would perform better, and the FS Soul seems a good fit What size should I go 12/15/18 ? Or should just stay with the Zephir?
I’d call you out on that - you need to compare to a better LEI.
I fully agree with that summary. Even with my 60kg I need 15m2 of a powerfull foilkite to reach the lowest end. I can then HF up to 10-11 knots. So with 80kg it is 15 or 18 ! Be careul with wind values below the wind required for a door, too dependant on site, rider, ect. Better compare to TT riding like haare did.
.Why not 18m. 18m has much worse high end and gust handling ability. You can fight this with short lines
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