+1TomW wrote: ↑Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Power delivery is linear and smooth, kite never jerky or wobbly. Even in full depower.
Have bigger wind range on each kite....Kite provides consistent lift and drive in all window positions and is much more predictable. They stay at zenith easier and don't need to be looked after at zenith.
There's some negatives, but it's about safety if you manage to drown the kite in the water, and self landing, and some hassle with seaweed on beach getting into bridles.
I'll never go back to lei on Hydrofoil.
When there is enough wind here for rideable swell, I am on strutless and doing a bunch of right carves. When wind is lighter and water flat, I just mow the air with foil kites.
slowboat wrote: ↑Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:52 pmWhen there is enough wind here for rideable swell, I am on strutless and doing a bunch of right carves. When wind is lighter and water flat, I just mow the air with foil kites.
Indeed below 7, except for swimmer challengers, it is foil kite or ... nothingPeter_Frank wrote: ↑Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:32 amWhen below 7 knots I use light foil kites on long lines, for these soon to be marginal winds - a totally other way of riding, difficult as no room for any mistakes, and extremely difficult to make flying jibes, but still trying and that is the fun challenge, besides just flying in summer weather almost no wind.
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