mrm wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:43 pm
My quiver is 13,15,18m Chrono3, 11m Hyperlink v2.
My wind range is
11 Hyperlink 23-35/ish knots
13 Chrono3 18-25
15 Chrono3 15-22
18 Chrono3 11-18
blimey, that shows the range gap from Hydrofoils to Ttips.
I tried to use my 5mtr hyperlink V1 UL in stiff 25-30 knts of wind a few days ago in good smooth waves at UK wave spot Rhosneigr,
I was getting just too much lift, the thought of looping my kite into a turn filled me with dread! even on my 683s which made things even more sketchy, being more twitchy and faster,
gave in and swapped to my 633 and 6mtr ozone reo,
best session ever for me, that was the due to the utterly brilliant size and wave shapes with big glassy super fast sections between non breaking crests.
I guess this is where the guys who have micro size foils win on foil kite choice, the difference between my 5 mtr hyperlink and my 6 reo in those conditions was
night and day.
same wave conditions today with slightly lighter winds,
may use my shorter lines on the 5mtr hyperlink today.
so glad I have held onto my small reo kites, can't afford anymore foil kites this year.
I did drop my Hyperlink due to spinning body catapults the other day, and even though the kite rolled into itself and looked bad, it sorted itself out and almost launched itself, amazing!