You are falling into the trap that everyone is the same weight or wants the same experience.Qiter wrote: there is little argument for a kite bigger than 12m for foiling
Yes they are heavier but they have a lower weight to area ratio, which means they fly in less wind. I think being able to use a larger kite is just experience.Qiter wrote: but the kite is heavier and slower and will make the use of it
I don't have as close a gap as that but between say a 15m and 10m there is a lot of difference. Then my 18m is a massive difference to the 15m but that is a different kite. I think for lowend then efficiency which includes weight plays a huge role. Size more affects range, in that if the kite is not big enough it won't go and the bigger it is the lower the wind it becomes too much. It is a general rule that the larger the kite the more narrow it's wind range.Qiter wrote:The low end is marginally better on a 15m compared to a 12m
I love below 10knots, but then I use kites bigger than 12m.plummet wrote: In trueth i really can be bothered below 10 knots these days.
Get a Pansh and get bothtomtom wrote:Question is should i buy 15 or 12m foil kite.
I'm 82kgs and have an FRS 12 (fore sale btw)
THIS IS IT. Of course, gear plays a role, too. I am (and have been for some time) on a 633 at 90 kg, I live at a light wind spot, mostly 6-12kn. 3 years ago, my most used kite was a 15m, two years ago a 12m, last year and this year a 9m (all LEI). The conditions, on average, did not change, but my skills improved.plummet wrote: ↑Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:32 pmThe conditions you describe are sub 8 knots probably 6 knots of wind. It wasnt a horribly heavy miss behaving kite that lead to a swim. It was your lack of skill for being able to understand and fly a foil kite in light winds. A 15m sonic is a sweet kite and completely capable to have an awesome session in those winds.
What you need to do is keep the you and the kite moving. Do stop moving the kite keep it going 100% of the time, loops, sining. When up on the foil make sure your transitions are crisp and your downlooping without stopping. You need to keep the apparent wind going at all times. As soon as you loose apparent you are screwed on ultra light days.
Side note. My largest kite is a 12m chrono. If i cant stay upwind on that then I am not interested in kiting. Thats about 6 knots. In trueth i really can be bothered below 10 knots these days.
irwe wrote: ↑Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:27 pmAt 86 kg and big wind I would look at the 15 m for your biggest light wind kite.
I am 72 kg with a big wing and thought I would want a 15 m foil but spoke with Ben at CA and he convinced me to go 12 m Pulsion LW and he was right, but for you at 86 kg go 15 m LW.
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