Reading here it seems most of you can make fluid foiling (roll)tacks.
I can not, when riding with small kites and powered on the verge to "just" being able to loop and pump up onto foiling, and even worse when using 5 or 6 m2 kites
The bigger wings gives more time till you "drop" yes, but the lower speed is actually not always an advantage, meaning with a medium wing with more speed and glide, I find it often works just as good as with the big ones.
But still, on both, if I (78 kg) am out with say a 7 m2 kite in 12-13 knots, I find it impossible, and I can do the tack but always end up board on the surface on the new tack, and have to loop a lot now, and work my way up onto foiling again.
All of you who do these all the time, is it just a matter of practice and getting better, or do you have the same issue when low powered with small kites?
I do a small pop with my rear foot, to get more space and time before touchdown, but I can not keep it foiling, and if looping the kite around it is still too late to avoid a touchdown (for me).
What is your experiences regarding small kites and being really low powered?
It works so perfect for carving fun and waveriding, but for me at least, with my level, it has its limits when trying to tack foiling
If out with big kites say 10 or 12 m2 LEI, you get so much "float" and everything is a lot easier indeed
Or if overpowered, well at least powered more than fun for wave/carving, with the small kites it gets a lot easier.
Just not in the sweetspot for waveriding/carving fun.
But maybe it IS just a matter of skill.