Re: What kite should I get?
Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:38 am
I think you're getting the message loud and clear. this is not a one LEI kite solution.HomerJay wrote: ↑Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:30 pmI 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.
After doing some browsing, it looks like either a wave kite or a single strut kite is the way to go. But what size will I need...??
My current (not-so) shortlist is:
Any recommendations much appreciated!
For foiling, I'm finding that at the lower end, things get extremely sensitive and keeping the kite in the air is critical in lulls and mistakes. A 12 meter 1 strut or Aluula works great for me around 10 knots. As the wind picks up, I will quickly go for a 9 as it's more fun. But the good news is, once the wind is up, any kite is fine, at least for me. That is, no special purpose kite needed. So you can grab your TT kite, whatever you have, in the higher end of your targeted foiling range. Although if a choice, I'm most happy with a wave kite so I can ride wind-swell down wind and the kite drifts.