pikovsg wrote: ↑
Wed May 05, 2021 8:24 pm
OP here - some actual advice would be helpful please
Depends on what you call freestyle.
Megaloops aren't freestyle, thats big air
Small foil kites work for that as per Adam Withington.
Med Foil kites are more airstyle one footer stuff.
Im not sure Ive seen much of what I would call freestyle on foil apart from maybe this attempt :
Pretty early DR freestyle! Damien LeRoy makes this look pretty sick:
If you want handle passes similar to twin tip freestyle.... Im not sure theres a big future there for foiling, but then again, I laughed at winging!
We've only really scratched the surface of what people will pull off on foil. This was back in 2018 and is massively inspiring.
Fred Hope and others are killing it, but in my head thats Freeride airs not really freestyle, but as you can see, there are various types of riding and kites competing in "freestyle" and looks like the organizers at GKA liked the airstyle interpretation.
So, what is freestyle to you? Handle passes? With a foil! Personally no great desire to see that develop. The airstyle with soft landings will continue to develop, but I don't have a lot of desire to see that either apart from big kite loops.
The future is freeride kite looped airs with minimal dangle and slick landings. That I wanna see more of. For that, all I think you need are small fast kites that loop with consistent manageable power.