krzysztofbr wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 27, 2023 1:58 pm
I have F-ONE PLANE IC6 950 V3 (with mast 55,75,95)
but I'm a prety newbie in this area (my weight is 100kg) my question is about kites for foil. So far I had 5 struts switchblades (7,9,12) but They are heavy without good drift (for learning was good enough:)). I was thinking about what I could buy. I decided to buy 9 and 11m one strut cabrinha contra dedicated for foiling. does it make sense? add one smaller kite? or just stay with 7m 5 strut that I already have? or maybe buy 7 one strut?
I have exactly the same plane as you but I'm 75kg and only use the 95cm mast (alum)
In my local spot wind ranges from 8 to 14k. I'd say 12k in average at least 60% of the year
My previous kite for everything was a Boxer 9m but I also have/tried:
Soul 8m: too small
Soul 12m: works very well but due to the nature of the wind I have here, that, literally, shut-down all of a suden, I avoid to use this kite.
I've had an Alpha v1 8m too but it was a tad small for my local range and switched to the Boxer 9m
I also got a Peak4 in 5m just to have a taste of single-skin kites and concluded they're not for me. It makes the Soul 12m concern even worse since can not be dropped on water.
Now I've got 2 UFO's v2 in 6 and 9m size. Today I had the first session on the 9m and wind was 10k in average with 7k in lulls. I'm in love with UFO's for now but, in your case, I'd suggest to stick to the 1-struct kites. For your weight, maybe the 10 or 11m would be suitable for the range I've cited (8-14k)
IC6 950/Boxer 9m (about 14-16k)