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Re: Foilers that switch to TT above 15-16 knots

Postby airsail » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:22 am

drsurf wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:31 pm
If you're not using a foil above 15-16 knots you're really missing out on some fun. When it's 15 knots plus you can use really small kites which are super responsive, fast and manoeuvrable rather than slow turning kites of 7m plus.

Although I mainly use Peak4 3m & 4m kites above 15 knots I also have a 4m Naish Boxer which has a great wind range. Small single strut LEI kites are really in their element in 15 knots plus with a hydrofoil.
Can’t agree more with drsurf, foiling on a surf wing and tiny 3-5mtr single or no strut kite is where the fun is. What’s a TT?

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Re: Foilers that switch to TT above 15-16 knots

Postby Flyboy » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:42 pm

Just had my first 20 knot day on a foil. Was using a 6m wave kite ... could have used my 5m. Started off a bit cautious as it was the choppiest/waviest conditions I have been out in. After a while was totally dialled in & relaxed. Riding down the swell, being able to use the power of the kite to turn downwind onto the face & then turn it off was sweet. I don't see myself riding my SB in under 20 knots any more & that might start to edge up closer to 25 knots ... which is when we start to get some decent wave action for SB riding.
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Re: Foilers that switch to TT above 15-16 knots

Postby juanpasala » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:45 pm

I generally foil up to 20 knots on an 11mt sonic, they I get of the water, take out my 10mt Soul and enjoy a big air session.
Im 94kg so I can hold my 10 mt up to 30.
For stronger conditions I have an 8mt LEI

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Re: Foilers that switch to TT above 15-16 knots

Postby plummet » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:57 pm

At 75 kg in my birthday suit I use my 8m from 10-20 knots foiling. Then use my 8m again on the mutant from 20 knots to 30 ish.

I end up using my 8m 90% of the time.

However It is dependant on the sea and wind conditions. Not much waves for boost and wave ride in higher winds. I'll take the foil.

Foil
12 chrono 7-15 knots cruising and speed.
10m Egde, not used on foil - doesnt relaunch in light winds
8m enduro 10-15 knots cruising and wave riding, 15-20 powered aggressive freeride.
6m reo, 18-23 waves. 23-28 blazing.
4m uno 20-30 kite gymnastics and waves. 30+ storm foiling. holding on for grim death!

Mutant
sub 18, cant be bothered
12mm chrono. I-ll be foiling in these winds
10m edge 16-23, Booooost and wave ride.
8m enduro 20-25 waves, 25-35 boost and wave ride.
6m reo 25-35 waves, 35+ storm kiting
4m uno, 30-50 knots storm kiting.
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