philemonfilou wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:45 pm
i try my CA wave 4.5m in 33 to 43 kts, launching safe and nice, riding safe but i try nothing crazy...
i just buy the 3m and a friend buy the 2.3m...waiting to find the limit..
you can ride 4.5 wave up to 43 kts?
..on a foil?
me in 43 kts on a 4.5m CA wave= me getting dragged down a beach by a kite likes to self launch
i had a 4.5 wave...but imo it absolutely needed "clean"(not to gusty winds) in my hands..
actually i grew to hate the way the waves behaved in gusty winds...i'd have to "watch" and pay attention to the kite which is the exact opposite what i want to do on any type of break.
also.. what the wave does best(depower and drift)...i learned a peak4 does even better.
once i realized 'hey, i practically never put kites in the water'.. i started using my 3m and 5m peak4 100% of the time for relaxed riding.
since during winter and especially when hurricanes are off-shore...waves at somewhere like playa encuentro en DR can get massive..and come at high frequency.
i still do not trust a peak4 to get me out an impact zone when i'm getting my ass beat (hard to do if kite is already in drink and i cant relaunch it quickly)....which is why i'd like a tiny inflatable...
doesnt depower to nothing like a single skin foil...but does relaunch quickly and creates enough pull on loops to create speed when necessary