It makes total sense.
Fala RQuintella! Bom ver um brasileiro por aqui! haharquintella wrote: ↑Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:57 amVitaum,
I have a Mono 13. And I’m ok foiler, probably similar level to you.
I like the kite however the wind range is too short, I get over powered too easy. And being over powered in a one strut is not fun because the kite has less structure than a regular kite and does not behave great when over powered.
If I was going to buy it again I would not go higher than 11m for the 1 strut. I bought the mono because my other kites are duotone, with that logic I would probably go with the Contra if I was on your shoes to stay under Cabrinha.
I was in a similar situation to yours. I had Rebels that I just sold and replaced with wave kites, Neo.
If I was on your shoes I would sell your switchblades, get a drifter and keep the contra 13. I think with a 9 drifter you could go out in really light wind. And if the 9 is not enough you have the 13 contra.
Abraços de outro brasileiro
Good to know, sometimes I can see some used Airush selling around here, will pay more attentiondownunder wrote: ↑Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:27 pmExcept,
airush Ultra beats all of them
Yes, Im biased, but I can and I DO outjump many with Ultra v2 9m. We talking 25kn plus.
Ive never seen anyone jumping any good height with above listed kites. Actually any heights.
Which means Utra is also good for TT as well as for foiling.
I usually foil in a lake right in the middle of São Paulo (big city), which has the worst wind possible: gusty, very variable and very light... But usually the problem is that it ranges from 10 knots to less than 4...Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:28 pmIt makes total sense.
Apparently he can not ride close to shore, like most of us, maybe too low water or no free wind.
And I assume it is not offshore wind.
In these conditions I also, no doubt at all, will choose a light LEI.
In fact I sometimes do it if winter, where even being quite close to shore can be a challenge if below the freezing point and the wind suddenly drops.
With a LEI, you just sit on your board, and let the LEI drag you even if ever so slowly, ashore.
Also, the very fact that you GOT some buoancy from the kite, is nice, with the smaller boards we use today.
Least but not last, EVERYONE can see you are down, if it goes really wrong, having a LEI with strut(s) - not possible with a downed foil kite.
Many ups for the LEI.
Agree though, that foil kites can hang quite extreme, when wind goes down - but if TOO light, they are horrible to self rescue, compared to a LEI as these are simply a bliss to either have them drag you ashore, or swim on your board with no drag really, if wind almost zero.
thanks man!... seems to match other guys that I asked... alpha always being cited as the best by everyone that tested all of them, also the ultra as a close secondelguapo wrote: ↑Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:55 pmsorry, off subject..
but is important to note that self rescue with a foil kite is COMPLETELY different that a self rescue with a LEI.
i prefer riding a tiny pocketboards... usually with a kite i may not be able relaunch
if i get an equipment malfunction.. and kite goes crashing into the surf...
it is ok..
i just sit on board. calmly roll lines. pack my kite....and then SWIM to shore (with kite in a compression bag between my chest and board).
not a big deal
for the OP..
any lightweight kite will work well foiling.
that includes the alpha..and the ultra..and zero struts (and probably the 3 strut roams too)
i've owned and sold a boxer..and ridden the mono.
..wasnt impressed by either. (both ride "heavy".. imo, a level below the ultras and alphas)
i know nothing of the Cabrinha Contra
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