kiste wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:36 pm
From what I have read so far, the low end from 12m and 14m should be almost the same when on foil, because of the weight / projected area. My next kite is a 10m Nexus, so I think the 14m could suit me better, just to have also some fun on the 5.2 CSC in maybe 12 knots. D1 could also be an option, but out of stock as it seems. I have a Space Skate (with 82kg) and want to be on the foil (and be able to water relaunch) at around 7 knots... but I am still struggling with the idea of getting a foil kite
Just one note: Forget about water relaunch in 7 knots with the 14 m2
When there is 7 knots of wind, there is even less down at the water, so you should not rely on being able to waterstart.
Just so you dont get tricked into believing this is possible - ride like it is a oneshot, IF the kite goes down, you have to drift to shore to launch the kite
Of course you might be lucky to get it up in a gust if everything goes your way, but dont count on it...
I've seen so many kites, even lighter than the Ultra, and a relaunch is not to be expected unfortunately in this wind - with a foil kite indeed it can usually be done, but that is another ballpark.