tmcfarla wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:16 pm
Your weight, skill level, local conditions, and foil size play a significant role in wind range. Other talk about foiling with a 5m in 10 knots, there is no way I could use my 6m in 10 knots (with reasonable skill and light weight), maybe a different story if I used a big surf foil though.
Agree, I dont ride big kites according to my mates here (they say ridiculously small sometimes), but a 5 or 6 m2 requires 15 knots for my average 78 kg, even with a 1200 cm2 wing.
And I would probably choose a 6 or more likely a 7 m2 in 15 knots.
So I assume it is really light weight riders if using a 5 in 10 knots, not possible for average weights IMO, not even with long lines and big wings...
Back to the OP.
Agree with njrider, that if you dont have many days where you use a 6 m2 in the upper end, go for a 7 m2.
Not in doubt, as you will miss the good sweetspot range below 9 and above 6 m2, if youi miss out on a 7,
Also, as I have said before, IF you regret, you have to sell your 6, and get a 7 and a 5.
If you get a 7 now, and it works most days, you might not need a 5.
And if you do, you can just buy a 5 later.
Having 9-6 means you are locked somewhat - unless it is supereasy to sell kites with no loss in your region (not possible in most regions though)
A luxury thing I know, so if you want to be a minimalist go 9-6, works.
But if you want the best sweetspot rides, go 9-7.