Yeah, agreed, 9m sounds big for that wind range.gl wrote: ↑Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:15 pmI have kited on a similar setup. The only difference was I was on the wf2. I believe they're the same board. Mine's just covered with foam all over the top and sides. It worked just fine for me. The board does not have a lot of nose rocker so if you breach you're probably going to fall. I had no problem riding the board on the water. I am assuming you have the mast in the slot in the wing. I put the mast at the back of the mast track on the board. That should give you lots of room to weight the front of the board enough to keep the foil in the water. I have used those stick-on pads and never had them come off. I'm assuming you stuck them right to the fiberglass and not the foam. I use a single foot hook to help with water starting. I can do it without the foot hook it just makes it a lot easier. At 18 knots I would be using my 4-meter Firefly or my 4.5 wave. Both of those are foil kites. My guess is they would be equivalent to a 6 or 7 in an inflatable. There is no way I would be using a 9-meter kite in those winds on that foil wing. I'm not saying you can't do it ,I'm just saying it wouldn't be that much fun you have to be too careful. The infinity 76 is the foil I use most often and I really like it. So you should be good with your current setup you just need more practice and less kite power. I used the smaller stabilizer. I have the larger one but only use it with the 84 or 99. I'm wondering if that is part of the problem you're having with the extra lift.
I'm learning to kitefoil and describing all of the normal things that frustrate beginners, will spending more money make me a better kiter?
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