Forget about Crossbow!
It is too heavy (especially the one with 7 struts).
Also not an option, due to budget
yes, all 7-stutters too...
Goal is to get semi-competent then switch to my Speed3s for all-foil fun
but until then I don't want to risk a swim in with foil and not-so-buoyant board.
As you ar not such a wimp in size Kami, it is fine to use the big ones as your lightwind weapons (you just need more wind than we do).
I dont know the Flite, but would definitely choose that one, as the Crossbow, if just remotely like the one I tried years ago, has grunt like no other kite (and not fast) -it just pulls and pulls.
Which is the last you want for foiling - you want a kite you can turn and dive or loop to get up foiling, and then you just want a kite with good depower and fast turning
That's the nicest way anyone has put it
Mmm, I think the Flite is more insistent when powered, as it sits deeper in the window. I find the Xbows to depower fine but slow to loop, and prone to choke at the bottom if the wind is light. I've been running the 10m on the "B" setting... but don't notice any difference
Well, I guess the only solution is to suck it and see. Then upgrade eventually!