No, I wouldn't recommend a 14m Apollo for LW foiling. The Apollo is a high aspect kite, good for boosting big floaty airs. Unless you're heavy, a 10m - 11m kite is the most you would need for foiling in 10 knots plus. Once you start getting below 10 knots the most important characteristic you need in a kite is light weight & stability in the air in light conditions. That's where a strutless kite (or foil kite) excels.Michaelr123 wrote: ↑Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:08 pmHey there,
Question for everyone,
where I'm at, most people have a 14m apollo for cruising in ~10mph of wind in the middle of the summer. I found a bar and lines with an apollo for about the same cost of getting a gong strutless. What would you all recommend? the highest aspect ratio kite i've flow is my 17m turbine, so I don't really have any experience with that sort of kite. I've also never flown a stutless kite, and i don't know anybody who has, but i've read lots of positive things about them recently.
I'd highly recommend a Flysurfer Soul over any strutless kite. It works very well with a hydrofoil. I fly my 12m Soul in wind from about 9 knots to maybe 25 knots (although over 20 knots I have usually switched to my 8m). No strutless kite has anywhere near that high wind range. I also have a 12m one strut kite that I occasionally use and even it has nowhere near the range of the 12m Soul.
thanks for the recommendations everyone. I wonder why all the local guys have landed on apollo's for foiling then? seems a bit odd to me... I guess it looks like a soul, but i'm sure it performs very differently.
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