Unfortunately it isn't it hates any line slack at all and if there is a large amount of slack the wind get on top of the canopy and she goes down like a stone! 11m just floats in comparison.foilholio wrote: Hindenburg in 15-18knot that's a joke right
I think A15 will be better in that size because AR is lower and is more stable. Ultralight will always fly better, you will start to see benefit at 15knots but it is not really necessary till 10-12knots. Also consider a 9m will most likely replace your 11m. Maybe just save the money on ultralight, so if you are not happy with foils less loss, plus regular fabric will be more durable.
I personally think the A15 is more advanced, but you will get more performance from the Aurora 2. Also consider my mod for the A15 increases performance and changes it a lot.
The fifth line is slack and just for safety. It is not compulsory and will detracted from performance because of drag. Yes single line flag is fine.
Thanks Regis-de-giensRegis-de-giens wrote: ↑Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:51 pmWhat is your weight ?
Aurora 12m will give you more power than the 10m flite and relaunch better and support better slack lines (Flite is not wonderful on this point). But far slower so slack line management during a gibe is another type of challenge at your starts.
Aurora15m should give you a little lower end if you are above 65 kg approx and focussing on lower end. But even far slower, trickier to loop on a HF gibe, less fun and worse high end. So 12m vs 15 m depends on your weight and foil size : I would say 70/75kg is the reasonnable balance point if you seek for reasonnable low end. This balance point would be a bit lower (60/65kg) for a even lighter foilkite.
A15 ? Tested in 9m but not 12 or 15. 12m should be very good if not looking for speed vs Aurora: more stable and better relaunch than Aurora. Easier as first foilkite, waterstart and foil-up, it also supports longer lines IMO. But a bit more lateral traction. A15 in 15m on a HF ... i do not know, maybe its compact ratio starts to be a bit low in both low wind and high wind due to the high speed of the HF.
Light cloth is necessary to differenciate from the very good OR Flite.
thanks Foilholio... is it worth getting the bar just to eliminate any unforseens with my bars or is the 5th line really supposed to be slack. Seems some people say it needs tension?foilholio wrote: ↑Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:16 amTo go sub 8 knots you will most likely want a 15m. At 80kg 15m is a safe bet but 18m is starting to be an option. You could consider a 12m with an 18m later or even at the cheap price more sizes. Ultralight is an absolute must.
I would consider A15 for size 15m and under and Aurora 2 15m and above. Surf is better with A15 but larger Aurora2 will be fine. The main problem with A15 is the long bar throw/trim, you can either mod or use 2:1 bar or get used to it. The bar pressure is exceptionally low, which some may like, but is also changeable with other things. Also A15 will turn tighter but Aurora2 flies faster.
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