Since two people have mentioned it, I don't plan to race on these freeride foil kites, just to use them as a stepping stone to maybe racing on faster kites one day. In the meantime, I just want a fast freeride kite that will give me a gentle introduction to foil kites.I don’t think you'll be happy racing on Hyperlink or Soul
I fully agree; and knowing that if you want to foil fast, you just need to go down to 100 or 110 degree wind to go very fast even with a soul, HyperLink or Pulsion ... so unless you specifically seek for VMG (but why if not competing ... ?) or the longest hangtime, the "penalty" is not really an issue ; while medium ratio kites have increased stability that will allow everyone to pursue working his tricks (transition, ect) and keep the kite dry after your (repeated) mistakes, even in very light/unsteady winds.Mossy 757 wrote: ↑Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:59 pmperformance penalty is meaningless compared to the performance penalty you incur when you can't ride around the course without falling. So having an easier to fly, less-performative kite to start out is a good idea because you can master the "dry race." Once you're firmly in the "dry fleet" at regattas, then you can start obsessing over more kite performance.
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