jbrodin wrote: ↑
Sat May 29, 2021 10:38 pm
Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Fri May 28, 2021 3:24 pm
jbrodin wrote: ↑
Tue May 25, 2021 8:57 pm
I have a Peak4 4m and a Soul 10m. I am considering getting another Peak for light wind days on the hydrofoil, and to have the 5th line safety instead of the Soul for long trips on snow. I am torn between the 8m and the 11m. Which one give me that extra edge when the wind is really low? I weigh about 75 kg.
Are we talking water or snow here???
I dont understand your question.
You have a 4, so the next step if you want to go with as few kites as possible, would be the 6 m2.
I find the 6 turns fine, and compared to the 5 the sweetspot is around 10 knots instead of 12, and it drifts great in any waves.
Whereas the 8 turns slow, and you only move the low end a tad down (besides needing longer lines on this one), compared to the much faster 6, so I would not go with the 8.
If you want a lot of low end, and a kite that hangs in nothing, go 13 m2 (or 11)
If you want extreme low end, go with an UL double skin kite.
Thanks Peter. I mean both for ski-kiting on snow and hydrofoil on water. There are not much waves where I go out, so the aim is to get something that can improve the low end I get out of the 10 Soul, with the added safety of the 5th line (especially useful when caught in a snow blizzard). I don't want a big racing foil kite, too big to lug around, too expensive and too complicated.
I have 3,4,5,8,11 meter peaks.
I once owned an 8 meter soul.
I'm sort of guessing, but I think the 11 meter peak will mostly cover the wind range of your 10 meter soul.
If you are experienced, the soul 10 will go better in higher winds, but on the low-end, the 11 meter peak will be strikingly much easier to use, just because it will be much easier to fly and control in lighter wind.
The performance won't be better, not at all, but the handling and ease of use will be much easier, aside from if you drop the kite.
I'm 82kg and using the 11m peak with a Moses 633 pretty much down to the same conditions where other hydrofoilers are using their 12 meter souls.
Below that, and especially at your weight, you might need to think about getting race gear