Which size UFO do you think is closest to the hyperlink 7m? The 9 m?jakemoore wrote: ↑Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:00 pmDepends on the wind. In lighter winds you definitely need to fly the kite downwind to avoid foiling below it. I think most of my jibes the kite is flying straight down to the water in a down loop at the moment I go through the wind. Then carves as you describe can be accomplished while the kite is still flying downwind parallel to the horizon in the new direction. When line tension becomes too weak, it’s time to initiate another down loop and jibe again to keep the kite flying not drifting downwind.
The Hyperlink 7 in medium winds is super fun to back-stall and fly it like a stunt kites. Once it’s straight downwind of you you can ride onto it carelessly.
Setting the bar so you can back stall the kite will help downwind turns with both of these kites.
I miss my Hyperlink 7 but have moved to UFO in this size.
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