the only and main problem of Aluula kites, at least for me, is the priceGestalt wrote: ↑Wed May 12, 2021 9:21 pmI have used an 8m Aluula Roam in sub 10 knots with success on a 1000cm2 foil. It's a slight challenge but can still be fun.
At those low wind speed dropping the kite in the water in lull's will happen and this kite is easy to relaunch unlike ufo's/clouds/etc.
The kite is still incredibly nimble and agile at that wind speed.
I also tried the same kite on a larger 1700cm2 surf wing, and it was ridiculously easy to cruise around.
Friend of mine had even a bigger wing and was having fun on a 7m UFO, walking the dog, etc.
I am guessing 10m Aluula Roam, may just be the sweet spot for sub-10 knots, as it's still fast enough to be playful as a kite and have the necessary pull.
Check this video of Reece kiting with the 10m Aluula Roam in sub 5 knots.
For hydrofoil purposes, where the load is usually small, you don't even need a brand new kite. A good second hand kite would do the job pretty well
A new kite would be justified If you intend to jump or do long journeys offshore where the equipment should not fail...