Heh, forgot I even made this thread. Didn't realize there are three pages of rants now.
I've tried the Outwit with the M280 wing and the 11m Peak4. The 11m was flying when a flag on a house near by literally wasn't moving and just hanging down. This was at the end of the session when I was drying the Peak. I had to keep looping the kite to keep it in the air. Just fell out of the sky once I stopped moving it.
One day I measured the wind gusting to 5mph on the beach. Well, I thought, this is what I've wanted to try: M280, Outwit, Peak4 11m. Got out on the water and had a few attempts until I put the kite in the drink. Climbing up on the board, while flying the 11m in such low wind is very hard. Once up on the board on my knees, I start floating downwind towards the kite. I start to lose tension and need to move the kite but the lines are slacking because there's nothing to resist against. I kept falling off the board trying to pull in a lot more line than I could balance with in order to keep the Peak flying. Took quite a few tries until I was finally able to get up on my feet and fly the Peak but due to lack of resistance and slowness of the 11m I was not able to get speed and lift off the foil. After a dive into the power zone or a loop, the kite loses all the power because I keep drifting towards it. Didn't get up on the foil even once and even if I did, there's no way I would have made it upwind.
That was a while ago, before I had the 8m. I picked up the Peak4 8m because I was hoping it would be a little faster and give me time after I climbed up on the board to bring it back to zenith and drop into the power zone before it started to stall out like the 11m did. I haven't tried it with the Outwit yet but I have done some 7-8mph rides with it, the Iwa and the Slingshot Simulator board (32L?). I could work the 8m fast enough that once up and sinking, I could generate power fast enough to pull me out. Granted those sessions also ended with a swim back in. A single mistake puts the Peak in the drink when the wind goes LOW and you lose tension.
It's fun to push the limits of light wind but not always rewarding. I don't want the 13m Peak because I don't want to swim in with it. Playing around with these boards/wings/foils have taught me how to foil pump though. I can now free pump the M280 and the Maliko tail for 25-30 seconds after being towed in on a jet ski. I've been trying the new 18W tail but it's a completely different beast and still debating on the full GL wing investment. End goal is to try and catch the junkiest "waves" on a SUP/prone that deep Florida Panhandle has to offer but that might never happen...