My light wind wing is a 1200 cm2, so yes it is big. My ultimate low end is with the 15m and is almost the same low end as when i use my light-freride wing of about 880 cm2. I just need more skills (pumping the foil while looping the kite) with the 880 cm2. 1200 cm2 is more plug and play. Loop is still needed but no need to pump the hydrofoil.Tomlutz wrote: ↑Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:20 amHave 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.Regis-de-giens wrote: ↑Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:32 pmAt 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
I cant comment on that model, but that size for me will not deliver the goods in the super light wind that this thread is aimed at finding.
Like some others said in this thread maybe the kite size would depend on the wing and the type of riding aimed.Foil wrote: ↑Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:32 amI cant comment on that model, but that size for me will not deliver the goods in the super light wind that this thread is aimed at finding.
I have am 11mtr chrono V3 ultralight, and consider this not up there as the best super light wind tool.
my 13 however has been my most fun kite to use in next to no wind,
however, there is a very small gap the 13 misses, and my 15 chrono ultralight certainly fills this.
but, there is a but.
I don't enjoy using it, at least not in the winter winds as I get to feel the gusty bits as being far too overpowered,
And often end up with rapidly increasing heart rate moments as the little gusts try to turf me off the board,
thermal summer winds though feel quite different, almost a pleasure to use.
The Jury is still out on this kite for me, I did put it up for sale recently, but removed the add after a few days just in case I changed my mind when on holiday for two months in the warm winds of fuerteventura,
that holiday starts tomorrow, so my verdict on my 15mtr will be finalised by february.
right now my 13mtr chrono ultralight is my answer to finding the best kite for fun and boosting in featherlight conditions.
expensive option though
I must add that Steve my sailing buddy who is light at near 70kg just loves his 15mtr chrono v3 ultralight, I am 20kg heavier, but his skill level on a foilboard and foil kite is off the scale, so that plays a big part.
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