Yes surfing is simple. But do not go past the guys with 20 boards... Kitesurfing is such an easy addition to surfing. You just need a kite, a harness and learn to fly a kite. I think to me there is a simplicity to foil kites not having to pump them that is great. I can see that is even better with single skins. The compactness of the gear is great too.
A big thing LEIs have going against them in the surf is how fragile they can be and especially have been. It is one reason that put me onto foil kites, seeing just how much damage so little waves could do to LEIs, then also see shredded kites in bigger waves. Foils have been almost invincible to me, though you can still damage them.
You have to invest a lot before you can realistically even think to start kite surfing waves with hf.
I am not sure on this comment? There is affordable options for both kites and hydrofoils, new and second hand. I think most surfers would have the skill to hydrofoil waves in a short time. I know some who have been riding the hydrofoil first time paddling onto waves. Surfers tend to have quite high skill, well the good ones at least.
What some pro's do is not very relevant to what masses do.
And some of what they do is relevant.
Foil kites have been quite finished product for a long time.
Really? I think hardly.
kitexpert wrote:I don't know how significant improvements could be made
Psycho 6, hybrids, minimalist doubleskin. So many options to improve. Don't be stuck in one box.
A thing which worries me with that kind of kite is it would destroy itself if crashed.
Well that is not practical is it? Saying you have thought things out well and ending with that idea?
Single skins have already been made in 10g/m2 dyneema fabric, and they would still be indestructible. The results of being 1/3 to 1/4 the weight is they fly in almost nothing. It may or may not be the ultimate for slack lines, but it would certainly improve flying opposite to the wind.