Tomlutz wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:20 am
Regis-de-giens wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:32 pm
At one point, you need to be lifted on the board, what ever the agility of the kite, and for this step a 15m (with longer lines to keep an efficient large loop) is necessary, even with 60kg. For ultimate low end above 70kg, even a 18m.(very light and agile) is useful... in my humble opinion
Have you tried a really big wing? While I have experienced the same as you (21m kite but not big wing), I am now trying a big surf wing and indeed you get lifted on the board with much less power = smaller kite.
This is not my experience...
The wing size does not matter at all IMO, in terms of lifting you up on the board.
So Regis is right, kitesize, AND peak power (meaning you need higher AR if a smaller kite), is essential for being able to waterstart.
As this is the determining factor in ultra marginal winds - to be able to get up on the board.
Once up, you can ride, if you got the right board and wing
My answer was to Cefirmeza at 65 kg, as if I did not have many kites, I would not go for a 15 m2 as the first foil kite if only 65 kg.
He will have so much more use of a 10 or 12 IMO.