@Regis: Will take a bit as before taking a camera I want to now learn it again repeatable in a wider range of conditions and setups, which I actually test. Infinity would be cool, but I think, we are actually far from that.
@jumptheshark: Don't think you profit at any point from a heavier kite, as intertia of kite is less important than the glide ratio and to produce enough apparent wind to give the kite at least close to 5 knt from the other side that it "can pass the luv wind window part"
Therefore biggest respect to the guy with the core of the new video, who has finally shown that it is possible to foil through, even with a tube, which should be more difficult in my eyes.
Further more it is very important to be able to try it more than once, so to have a kite that relaunchs in the given conditions, once again, hard with a small tube.
Anyway if you want to learn relaunching out of most difficult Drops while low wind Situation, the galactical will be your best teacher
To document and share some experience:
Rider: 62 kg, old levitaz aspect3 stabi foil on oldest spongy 110 cm strut (still think 96 cm would be better); freerace custom or old levitaz exo board.
Tried it yesterday with 11 m flying lines on my 6,3 m² sonic² which is a overall system length
of 18 m (bar to topend of canopy) and was succesful at least two times, most time waiting for less wind < 10 knts
Starting and handling to do clean start loops on 11 m was pretty shitty again, but the succesful galacticals have been very nice, relaxed and save with this a bit shorter setup. I was pretty fast around, without having to be too fast myself. My logger documented not more than 35 km/h (think intervall is ca.1 sec) ... which in theory would even still be in my actuall monofoil speedrange, but in reallity for sure not in a freehanded situation as you are faceing at top speed within the galactical, with the need of full control
. Still quite funny, but not the flaish of the first ones 2 years ago
I think depending from all other aspects as: foil glide ratio-speed range, kite type, rider, etc. to find the best and easiest system length is one of the most important things
to test for everybody, so 18 m should be a good starting point. As far I was able to meter, I think the guy with the core used around 16-17 m system length.
Today I tried to push it into a more "normal" setup with 13 m flying lines and therefore 20 m system length
and therefore with the exo as a normal small freestyle board. Just tried short and just made a few ones but just the way as on the video from Marc Blanc, so kite flying around, but not full foil flying. But I would expect I will be also able to do this on 20 m, when better learned. And this would be interesting, as this setup starts to require already faster more dangerous Speeds, but should be still ok and on the other hand is also still pretty "normal" so should be able to do all other freestyle with it and normal manouvers, when I better learned the timing.