Got to agree, there is a lot of talk about using bigger Peaks in light wind to get going, but what happens after you get going, boredom. The feeling of accelerating to 20+ knots in under 10 knots of wind, cranking upwind, the power coming from the kite is brilliant. Just starting to get my tacks, even keeping the board dry occasionally but when you get the timing right it’s a great feeling.Jyoder wrote: ↑Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:13 pmYes!!
Tacking on a fast foil with foil kite in light wind feels so damned good! The smooth parabolic curve upwind, the weightless transition and landing the foot switch, watching water fly by under the board, and leaning back in harness with kite surging forward, it’s magic!
Yes, you can foil in low wind with a huge surf foil and a slow fluttery Peak 13m or similar on long lines, but it just sucks in comparison to smoothly jetting along over flat water on short lines with a beautiful high AR machine.
To be honest, the main appeal of a surf foil and a Peak is precisely about surf. On flat water, this would lose most of that appeal and quickly venture into the realm of boredom. But the concept of surf kite foiling essentially vanishes in light wind, and the only source of fun in those conditions would be to go fast and straight on dedicated gear. Hence why the consensus about the Peaks on foils is on the smaller sizes.
No no no. Going fast doesn’t need to be straight and boring. I don’t ride long straight tacks unless I’m going site seeing or racing a friend.Fast and straight..... boring
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