there is little argument for a kite bigger than 12m for foiling
You are falling into the trap that everyone is the same weight or wants the same experience.
but the kite is heavier and slower and will make the use of it
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:The low end is marginally better on a 15m compared to a 12m
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.
There is definitely a place for larger kites like 15,18,19 and even the 21m. it really depends on the weight and style and conditions. If you are heavier then some of those sizes could be a must. Lighter weight with consistent low wind? They are a good option. Into some style that demands the power, like airstyle? Sure.
In trueth i really can be bothered below 10 knots these days.
I love below 10knots, but then I use kites bigger than 12m.
tomtom wrote:Question is should i buy 15 or 12m foil kite.
Get a Pansh and get both