This thread is 2 years old now, could be interesting to follow up how things are now?
I was out yesterday, still got my now precisely 2 years old 3.5 m2 LOG kite.
And have some newer kites 5,6,7,8,9 and also bigger for when sub 10 knots.
Recently by chance got a 2011 brand new 5 m2 Takoon Soul kite - it is higher aspect than most small kites today, but REALLY good, loving it because of its way of being able to produce peak power when you need it, or not when you dont
Out yesterday maybe 20 knots of wind, onshore and only choppy wind waves further out - using the smallest Pocket board and a normal (790 cm2) wave wing not even the more than 50% bigger surf wing where you ride small kites.
The 3.5 m2 worked just fine
Then wind dropped to maybe 15 or 16 knots, so took a "big" kite, the 5 m2 Soul - and rode till the sun downed, with some friends, great evening.
A 5 m2 kite is HUGE, compared to the 3.5 ha haa
Now rigging big when the wind dropped, going out with the 5 m2 powered in the sweet spot the rest of the evening - lifes good
What a wonderful day
Using 27 m lines on both, @77 kg, works spot on for me particularly with the small kites.
How are you guys/girls regarding "normal winds" nowadays - especially with the "surf" wings things have changed dramatically right?
I think some are chasing fast wings and powered strapped style for jumping, and the others go for surf wings and micro kites, at least that would be my assumption - but lets hear from all of you, what you ride in "normal" winds