I think this is where it becomes a foil kite user vs tube kite user preference. The soul is targeted at LEI kite riders (like me) who want to dip their toes into the world of foil kites and the designers would have removed a lot of the stall turn that you traditionally see in foil kites to make the platform accessible to both parties.airsail wrote: ↑Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:23 pmBut this is also the advantage of using a long bar, you can chose to stall one side of the kite, flipping it 180° with no pull. This is very handy in a crash, you can turn the kite hard back up without being dragged through the water.nothing2seehere wrote: ↑Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:48 pmIts been mentioned before in this thread but you can go too big with a bar. If you go too wide, you end up stalling one side of the kite too much and lose all drive out of the kite in the turn which kind of defeats the object of having a kite like the soul that has drive through the turns.
I use a 60cm bar on my 10mtr Soul, works great.
I used to ride my soul 15m often on 17m lines it’s looses quite a bit of lower range, I don’t feel it be significant quicker comparing to 21m. Nowadays I would only ride short line on foil because if I need to ride it on 17m then I can easy ride on my XR6 11m which is more fun.
Here are a few thoughts.SolarSet wrote: ↑Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:21 pmHey I'm looking for some advice on getting my next foiling kite. Currently I have XR6 8/11m which kinda sucks for foiling and Soul 15m which is way better.
Could someone put bullet points for pro/cons of getting Souls vs Airush Ultra or single strut Contra? I'm considering Soul 9 or 10m to be added or Airush ultra in size 9m?
Currently I have Zeeko Blaster which is 750cm^2 front wing and I'm starting to learn gybes, next year probably would go with Onda
I'm familiar with flying close cell kite mainly on TT and I ridden it only 5 times on foil but I understand its headaches, never ridden single or strutless kite,
I was keen on Soul but on my home spot most people ride Onda or other foils with DT Evo/Neo and it makes me think if everyone else rides LEI hydrofoiling instead of closecell foil kite maybe it's not worth the hassle to get Soul in smaller size?
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