I would come in and prior to the turn bring my kite over and lead with the kite, but it was just so slow.Qiter wrote: ↑Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:45 pmYour gear is good for light wind, its all about the technique...
Try to make the turn tighter to avoid slack lines and dive the kite actively down (and up again) during the downloop when you jibe. Main thing is to fully pull the bar in and crank it when you downloop and then immediately release the bar a bit to let the kite "breathe" and get power again once the downloop is in its last stages.
I hope this helps!
I agree. 14-16 mph is a lot of wind. I use a 7 meter LEI to hydrofoil in that wind, and rarely use a kite larger than 10 meter in light (10 mph) wind.
Interesting. Had no issues on my 9 m and 6 m today. Those are drifters.Windigo1 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:11 amI use a 12m Airush Ultra V1 for foiling in wind so low that the kite will fall from the sky if I don't keep it moving at all time. I have never experienced this with my kite. I use a 56cm bar. Maybe your lines are stretched and the kite is not flying properly. This is my go to kite for below 10 knots wind and it's a really great kite. Sometimes I have to get back to the beach pumping the foil because I can barely keep the kite in the air by keeping it moving and even then I never had to pull steering line. I have experienced this with my 22m foil kite on 30m lines in insanely low wind but not on an Ultra.
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