windfreak74 wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:55 pm
flew a 10m for the first time last week in 15 knots and hated every minute of it!!even trimmed to max getting yanked at every gust.first time in the ocean i felt uneased.
Uuuh, I understand that.
Even being heavier than you, I use a 10 m2 in 8-9 knots and not above that as too much
Can ride in 12 knots, but on the verge to being dragged around overpowered in and out of turns, and nothing is fun nomore
But very often needed, a 10 m2, and also bigger sizes on beautiful summerdays when wind is below 8 knots.
No way I could "live" having small kites only for foiling, like purdyd, I love the huge new territory in terms of opportunities we got with foilkitesurfing EVERY SINGLE DAY, not possible with anything else, not windfoil nor wingfoil as they need somewhat more wind
For waveboards though, I could live with having an 8 m2 as the max size, rarely use a 9 m2 in waves but it happens on occasion so nice to have, and works great on a hydrofoil in 10-11 knots.
The difference is probably, that you got very good waves for waveboards when wind is light purdyd, so understand the urge for a 9 or 10 in spots with clean swell.
Not so here... Rare at least, so I prefer to foil in the waves with a 5 or 6 m2 when wind is around 17 knots (which suits a waveboard and a 9 or 10 m2).