Can you somebody with direct experience tell me how are these kites compare to top wave LEIs - REO, NEO, DRIFTER etc...
Im interesting in no particular order in : One hand wrist handling, Drift, Power development, Depower and turning speed in same power sizes f.e 4,5 to 7 LEI?
Or maybe these are equal Power to Size as wave LEIs /these tend to be quite strong /NEOs/
Many many thanks
To put things in perspective I do freeride / wave foil on moses ONDA and rode just 2 kites now. FOIL Kitech FRS 9 and LEI NEO 7.
I try to explain diferences between these kites for me
FRS 9 is quickest foil kite that i ever tried /turning speed/ much quicker than FS Soul 8 - which i extensively know. Obviously is slower than NEO 7 - but not as much as you can imagine. Its like 7-10 wave leis difference. NEO drifts better - but it can be due to higher winds its fly in. Foil kite colapse if you ride very hard in to - LEIs just fall from sky - and if you catch then before they do its no big deal. Colapsed foil is no biggy either FRS just open but you cannot always fly through on foil as it just take little longer than just tension lines on falling LEI.
With right technique it can be minimized though - keep kite high help to get best drift out of foil. Foil kite require much less upper steering line tension with one hand wrist operation. Its BIG +
Generaly Foil also require much less attention from rider. But with small wave LEI - small 44cm bar - and right set of mind you can become ONE with kite and steer it actively in a way impossible on foil kite. So its more FUN at the end but more demanding.
So im looking for THE KITE. It will be as quick as 7 LEI but lighter on bar - I mean a feel of weight of kite not steering forces. It will be almost neutral at 45 - no need to constant pull upper line just to kite didnt fall down by own gravity. It will drift perfect and develop power very "unspikey" Also it give you ability be ONE with your kite so kite is like your mind power pull.
So it is Smart WAVE? Im not looking just for kite easy to travel - i dont mind pumping - i just need best kite possible.