Alysum wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:04 am
I'm on the lookout for a single strutter for foiling on those 10-15kn days (80Kg).
My Helium 3 12m (3 struts) keeps dropping out of the sky in anything under 14kn.
Have my eyes on the Ozone Alpha as I have a Reo and know the material is quality and light. However should I be aiming for a 12m or 10m alpha ?
Surprised no mention of the North/Duotone Mono on this thread ?
i weigh a bit more than you so the 12 really helps in the waterstart in minimal fickle airs, and after many hours of use over the last weeks in just these conditions I am glad I have the 12 and the 633 wing,
to help even more I am looking forward to my bigger groove skate arriving which will complete my light airs kit choice, I have the 10mtr Alpha as well but it has not got the extra low end grunt and lift the 12 has, and the 12 has high end abilities that nearly match the 10mtr, a very welcome quality that surprised me, and if I had known that then the 10mtr would have not been purchased, but its still early days and I am sure the 10mtr will get loads of use as it feels a little more nimble than the 12.
I did own 3 North Mono Kites around 16 months back, there were many reasons they did not work for me, I remember stability of the large size being lacking along with a sluggish sort of feel,looks were weary as well, which for me is sort of important. others will disagree but it was a very short partnership for me.