HomerJay wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:30 pm
I recently got into foiling, and am thinking about investing in a foil-specific kite
. Ideally, I'm looking for a single kite to cover about 10-20kts. I don't think I'll be out in lighter winds for a while, and when it's windier I'll be twintipping. My foil is a Gong Pro L (1350cm2) with kite stab.
Hi HomerJay, to advice it seems you need to tell us a bit more.
I noticed you wrote "am thinking about investing in a foil-specific kite".
But you did not say WHY?
To cover that range from 10 to 20 knots with one kite simply wont work, possible, but in no way fun nor usable, especially not for the freerider.
And as some said, which kites do you have now?
You dont write your foiling level either, "recently got into foiling" dont say whether you are a beginner floating around, or you can ride and carve just fine?
Do you have freestyle C shaped kites now?
As otherwise I can see no reason at all to get foil specific kites, only for low winds, meaning below 12 knots where lighter kites are much better.
Getting one kite for that huge range does not make sense....
Sweetspot for the average weight rider with your big wing would be something like:
10 knots - 9 to 10 m2 LEI
20 knots - 4 to 4.5 m2 LEI
A 7 m2 could cover maybe 12 to 16 or 17 knots, being a bit small in 12 and really big in 17.
Just to give you an idea what you are up against