jkrug wrote: ↑Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:05 pmfor a 4M kite/wing to pick you up out of the water, seems it would have to be blowing well into the 30s. besides Hawaii, where does that happen? maybe on a SUP foil where the wing doesn't really have to pick you up, but i don't see it working on a regular kite foil board, or even a surf foil board without those kinds of winds. given that, it might be interesting at a place where normal kite launch would be near impossible, like some mountainous lakes i know. if it's priced like a trainer kite...
Disagree, just like junebug points out, the average weigh riderst would shift down to a 4 m2 when on a surf wing, close to 20 knots.
In 30 knot average wind, many rides a 4 m2 on their "normal" non foiling surfboards actually
So such a 4 m2 wing could be used in maybe 20 knots yes, just a guess, I dont know.
BUT, this is still a lot of wind, here you could go windsurfing on a waveboard, which would be much more fun IMO.
So it is the bigger wing-surfer sizes that could be interesting I would say, unless it provides an awesome freedom when riding waves, which COULD very well be the case.
Will be interesting to follow