I'm 70kg, so I might make the 5m work with my 1500cm2 wing. What's the high end for you for the 5m and do you have experience with the 8m?jumptheshark wrote: ↑Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:10 pmWhat do you weigh?
I'm 78kg and on an 1100 cm2 wing and find 12 knots to be the start of the sweet spot on the 5m.
Pretty widely reported that there is a significant jump in performance going down from 8m to 5m so It really depends on what your after.
Slower kite flying with more parked power or are you interested in flying the kite more aggressively and capitalizing on the amazing depower sensation for carving swell into winds where swell starts to build?
tomi3000 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:43 pmSooo, after reading rave reviews about P4, I got tempted and got myself 5m. I got to fly it last weekend and I am very impressed. The kite is very pleasant to fly and playful. Not like any other foil kite I tried before having experience with Psycho 4, Speed 3 and Sonic FR. Previously when using foil kites I disliked them for being slow in the air, giving spongy feeling on a bar, requiring a lot of attention and generally not as fun as LEI for looping. For my foiling for the last 3 years I used mainly single struts and strutless kites.
Last weekend I used the 5m in approx 10-12knots and I could work the P4 5m to waterstart but it was just little bit too low for pulling my 85kg on low aspect foil and floaty board and I could not stay upwind. But the whole experience of having to loop the kite constantly was very cool and fun.
Now, what kite do you recommend for using from 7-8 to mid tens for freeriding? Obvious choice would be P4 8m but reports have been somehow mixed for bigger P4s. Soul, hyperlink, other? Closed cell kites never suited me previously but maybe now they are better. I am weekend warrior, like cruising around strapless and where I live we don’t have any waves so I am looking mainly for a kite that will be my wind insurance policy, can get me foiling from 8 knots and will still be fun to use.
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