Skywalker7 wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:37 pm
I am 90 kg. 9m Soul low end is 8-9 knots on a 1300 surf wing but probably 10 knots where the fun really starts. I dont do surfing really but generaly you can compare it to a 11-12 tube in power and turning. Same for twintip it could start somwhere 15-16-17 knots I guess, but the top end for me is 35-38 knots (around 70 km/h) but that wind should be constant not some super gusty turbulent wind. Gusty wind is doable if you are experienced with foil kites but it won't be that fun.
no chance in hell I could or would have the nerve to even launch my 9mtrs foils in that much wind, defo 5mtr foil kite conditions, or switch to a 3 strut lei to be honest.
crazy to put up a 9 mtr foil in 38 knts
that's the same as putting up a 11mtr lei in 45mph winds, maybe a few top guys at king of the air would do it, but for average joe and jane reading this then no no no!
I do know some who own the 9mtr soul,who have said "why would you want anything larger?"
I tend to weigh in favour of this thought,
I have an 11mtr super light chrono v3 and two top brand 9mtr foi kites,
the 11 comes out errr, to remind me how much fun my 9mtr foils are,