nayy wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Hi Nayy, what do you think, for the 75 kg rider is 12 too much for foiling? I got some recommendations to take 10. I plan to use it from 7 - 12 knots.
today I flew my strutless 12 V2 after 5 months of winter sleep on short lines 24m with my f-one IC6 foil... I foiled from 14-16u
wind was between 8 and 13 knots and dropping at the end (see graph)... I stopped because I was tired and did not want to drop it in the surf which was quite big today.
The wind came from over the harbour which results in more irregular and gusty winds.
my friend flew his hyperlink UL12m², and he had a sh**** session. (probably due to irregular wind, he dropped his kite several times. It simply dropped out of the sky.
I dropped it once due to a steering error in the beginning of the session and restart was fast...
When i was surfing the swell deeper in sea, I was overpowered during some gusts (i did not touch the depower strap), probably around 14 knots...
During the whole session i did not loose controle of the kite during lulls... very impressive stability. On my ozone catalyst 12 (2014) is would have been impossible to fly in those conditions.
I'm lacking training at te moment, and still beginner on the foil (+-13 sessions), but I think that on long lines on flat water and regular wind the low-end must be around 7-8 knots...maybe 6.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for the review. Nice to hear that kite is stable in lulls. I'm on the almost same number of sessions as you are, was on the winter break and will start foiling in one month again. Can you comment on the fluttering in the transitions? I have similar wind conditions in my home spot, just without swell. What is your weight? I'm 75 kg and considering buying 10 m kite and line extensions up to 30 m. If you go for more sessions please post experience.