DeanM wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:15 am
Thank you everyone for your comments and replies! I really appreciate your help and imput since I am doing my research for a couple months already. To me flying high in the air is the true kiteboarding so instead of going after foil and wide door style boar I will go with 15 m kite. After I will be experiensed enough my next step will be 9 m with twin tip for those windy days and after that I will plan to get 10 m cloud (or any other no strut to single strut kite) with foil board. That is my game plan
It might be the right choice as you are pretty new Dean, with a really big inflatable kite.
But you have to distinquish the alternatives, as they are NOT equal.
If you opt for a door, or your normal TT, you can NOT jump high, no matter how big a kite - a foilkite will help, but only a bit.
If you opt for a hydrofoil you can jump much much higher than on the other boards, even with a smaller much more fun kite.
So if "flying high in the air" is your goal, there is absolutely no disscusion what will be the best, in your low wind conditions.
I assume you mean a hydrofoil when you write "going after foil" and not a foilkite?
Although both one or the other, and even better both, will give you much bigger jumps
Again, if new and you want to keep it easy, a 15 m2 kite will get you out in lower wind yes.
Not much jumping, but you will be able to ride, so maybe you should start here, and later you can sell your big kite and advance to hydrofoiling for max jumps.