While I agree with the above for TT and SB I don't think HF adds much due to the setup and pack down time.juandesooka wrote: But another big factor for me: if your time within a session is limited (e.g., sometimes I have 2 hours total), then bringing a combination of HF, surfboard, and twintip will massively expand a given kite's wind range, so if the wind changes during the session you don't need to re rig a bigger or smaller kite.
My advice from recent learning experience: don't bother trying to learn in anything under 12 knots. Go out with a decent amount of wind - around 15 knots is ideal - & use a kite size similar to what you would use on your TT or SB. This means you won't be in danger of dropping your kite in light wind while you are distracted by dealing with your foil board. It will also give you the power you need to wobble around on your foil board before you get up on the foil without having to sine the kite a lot. This is sort of similar to the experience most people have when learning to kite with a TT. Steady power in the kite makes it much easier to get up on the board & make your first tentative runs.
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