I still have the feeling alot of the average SB riders haven't seen the full potential of this foil branch yet and even if so it will take them 2-3 years to get good enough to enter this realm fully.
as jumptheshark already mentioned a lot of potential lays in this: foils let crappy conditions shine
- the 3D foil pumptrack that gets created with some average wind swell lumps, which can be found at a lot of places, quite often.
but most intersting is where it's at:
Maybe staying in the critical section of a wave and just feeling the power of the wave is not the strength of foils at all.
The mechanics behind the glide of foils favor more the the carving on - off the wave and trying to get in synch with nice top and bottom turns, kinda like snowboard- or skatelongboard carving with the awesome feeling of the wave pushing you. Even that seems sometimes hard with bigger swells, to shut of the harsh acceleration of the foil when slightly overpowered and entering a steep part of the wave. For me this is the art of wave kite foiling, finding a good entry into the wave and establishing the first solid turn to unfold the line. Let alone to find good lines in choppy Chaos
. For me this is not so much about wing sizes but more about kite size and entering and riding the wave "right"...