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.
I've been foiling for about 40 sessions and all but a few were on my 9. The 9 seems to work down to about 10 knots and up to high teens. Below that, even the 12 doesn't seem to help, but this is a mix of my low skill and strong on shore currents, being pushed downwind a couple knots.
I have kited a long time. in light wind I used to see guys on North Rhino 22 m^2. Believe me, light wind kiting on a TT and large kite is a losing game. You add massive amounts of area but you also add weight and it's just boring after a few sessions.
I suggest you learn to foil with whatever you have. There are a bunch of threads about the low end but you this is very specific to where you live, your conditions, what you consider fun, and how much money and skill you have.
Back in the TT days, my biggest kite was a 16. now my biggest is 12. surprisingly, I almost never use it, as the 9 gets me down to about 10 knots. I started another thread on ideas for lower winds and am still considering what to do there, possibly a lighter 12. Also, I still prefer waves on a directional to foiling so I'm only a part time foiler.