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What is the biggest kite you use for foiling?

Postby Crissssssss » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:29 pm

Hey guys, how’s it going? What’s your most used kite for foiling? I’m located in Florida so in the summer the wind is pretty light. I was looking to add a 15m NV to my quiver or get a foil, in that case what’s the biggest kite you use when foiling? I just want to use it for the days that the wind is too light for the twintip. I’m looking at the NV or the WOW. Thanks.

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Re: What is the biggest kite you use for foiling?

Postby K-Roy » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:37 pm

11m Fone Breeze
11m Fone Diablo

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Re: What is the biggest kite you use for foiling?

Postby Wazza Foil » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:50 am

10m Cloud strutless, me 76kg with Moses wings 683 and 790.

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Re: What is the biggest kite you use for foiling?

Postby Windigo1 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:01 am

Last year at 100KG Airush Ultra 15m all the time. This year at 80KG and a lot more practice Airush Ultra 12m if it stays in the air I can foil.

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Re: What is the biggest kite you use for foiling?

Postby oregonkiter » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:08 am

7m, but Hood River is windy, or pretty much zero wind. Not a lot of light wind days in between.

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Re: What is the biggest kite you use for foiling?

Postby Adventure Logs » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:46 am

80kgs, Moses 633 with Groove Skate S. Soul 10m. If it stays in the air, I can foil.

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Re: What is the biggest kite you use for foiling?

Postby deniska » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:32 am

15 soul.. if it stays in the air, i can jump on freerace wings

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Re: What is the biggest kite you use for foiling?

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:36 am

10m Switchblade. If I can't ride, it'll suck with a bigger kite anyway

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Re: What is the biggest kite you use for foiling?

Postby Flyboy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:38 am

Crissssssss wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:29 pm
Hey guys, how’s it going? What’s your most used kite for foiling? I’m located in Florida so in the summer the wind is pretty light. I was looking to add a 15m NV to my quiver or get a foil, in that case what’s the biggest kite you use when foiling? I just want to use it for the days that the wind is too light for the twintip. I’m looking at the NV or the WOW. Thanks.
First off - choice between an 15m kite or a foil? Get a foil.

Second - I wouldn't buy a larger NV or a WOW for foiling. A better choice in The LQF line would be a Solo.

The biggest kite I have been using is an 11m Cabo wave kite (with a 700 sq cm wing). That will get me (80 kgs) going with no problems in 10 knots. With more skill &/or a bigger wing could probably do it in 8 knots. Lower than that will require more skill &/or a bigger, light wind kite.

If you're just learning to foil, I would go with what you have (assuming you have a kite in the 11m/12m range). When you're starting out you won't have the skill to go in really light wind - you'll want to go out in 12 - 15 knots so that you can concentrate on the foil & not worry about dropping the kite. Once you have the basics figured out, you can decide if you want to invest in a bigger kite, & at that point you will probably have a better understanding of what you would like.

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Re: What is the biggest kite you use for foiling?

Postby Crissssssss » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:52 am

What size do you guys think I should add to my quiver? I currently have 11m and 13m hifix and I don’t think that they will perform really on 10knots for example. I weight 90 kg. Will a 12m nv or 9m nv get me going on the light days? I will get a foil with a big front wing so that it is easier to learn.


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