I have had both unrelaunchable Tube and Foil kites in waves. There is less chance of a foil kite becoming unrelaunchable but its more of a pain in the rear. Then you have the single skin trend. I have had more stupid swims in the last 2 months than in years of kiting. But its so fun I feel compelled to go out again.
Thanks for posting this. There you go, he just described why foils blow doors on LEI's for drift in strapless wave ridding also.
Yes have been and for a very long time and in very big waves.Toby wrote: So, if one feels fine with taking a foil in waves, go for it.
Maybe if you are new, but otherwise no. I have released kites, recovered them on water and relaunched them. But it is possible for things to go very tangled with foils it is also possible to shred an LEI into 50+ pieces.Flyfish wrote:It's 45 minutes of beach hell after you release
No and 3m is small. Yes you said up but I have relaunched after the kite was hit by 5-8 meter many times, yes it gets water in it. I usually release the whole kite now with such waves so not going to be expanding my relaunch experience there.Flyfish wrote: But in true wave size 3 meter and up, you only get one chance at relaunch with either foil
We appreciate effort here. A star stamp for you .Kamikuza wrote:I don't surf but I do *try* to ride waves
lame fuckers lol. Kami you are trend setting, on foils before them and back to LEI before them. They will come back I know now because you , 20 - 30 years however long it takes LEI will become relevant again damn it. Where is PMU? I demand he work harder and fail less.Kamikuza wrote: ... it was particularly amusing that after years of people mocking me and my foil kites, when the pros finally switched to them suddenly everyone here got them.
I ride waves, use the kites to get me started, but thanks for the info. Sorry Stef you cool.stefFZ wrote:I have been wave riding foil kites
What!? Lies! Never. PMU is the most trusted sauce on kiteforum.Adventure Logs wrote:bad info( example PMU)
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