TomW wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Laughingman wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:38 pm
I'm very interested to hear a review of this kite with a surf foil like a cloud9 24 or 27 or what I have is the LF Impulse. I am a bit concerned with the report that there is less depower. It is very easy to get overpowered with the big wings.
ATM the biggest kite I like to use is a 10m OR Flite. Sometimes a 12m if its really light but my lower limit is 8 knots steady if there are lulls or I make a mistake my session is done. I am looking for a kite I can use down to 6 knots but also something I can stay on if the wind increases to 10 knots.
I've been using a Hyperlink 9m UL all spring and summer. Probably 30 sessions so far. Bought a used Sonic 2, 13m for lighter winds. I'm 75 kg, dry on Moses 590 Freeriding wing. Been on it 6 hrs on the water. It has a lot of range, 7- 12/14 knots. That said, it turns so slow, it's a cruising kite. Not sure that's what you want on a surf foil.
The hyperlink is great at solid 10 knots to 18. That's a magic kite.
Yah so what is good for a surf wing in 6 knots? Great question.
I don't think I need anything more then a 12m, I believe the 12m I have would be fine for power if I could keep it flying. This is why I am looking at foil kites because there are few LEI kites that will perform as good as Flites, maybe Clouds or similar but even these kites I bet will have difficulty in less then 8 knots.
- A fast kite will be helpful I don't need much power once I am on foil, so something I can fling around and loop to make power to water start is good.
- a kite that will turn well even when depowered so I can keep using that kite up to 10 knots
- a kite that is light weight so it hangs in the air through the lulls
- and it would be great if it would relaunch in 6 knots but I understand that is more skill then design.
FYI I am 80kg
I bet the 590 is quite different then the Impluse I would say the 633 would be similar...? The impulse has quite a long cord and a fat front edge. see attchment