I should have been more specific. I have been snowkiting with the Peak. These will complement somewhat the objectives that weren't fulfilled by the Peak (thread here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2407402). So, I need another kite to snowkite in lighter winds. I would like to start hydrofoiling in the summer - preferable with the same kite. I realized now that more experience with foil kites would be useful before buying one. I don't have many easy options to gain more experience though.cor wrote: ↑Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:06 pmYou are practicing with your first depower kite but you already on a hydrofoil? How is that even possible? What did you use before the peak? Or did you mean you first foil kite?
There are quite considerable differences between the mentioned kites. I know the Sonic and the Soul, but not the Pelican. You should first think about what you actually want to do besides just kiting in light wind. Do you want to Jump? carve? Everything a bit? Because this will dictate your kite choice a lot.
PS All of the mentioned kites can also be used for snowkiting. Self-landing only becomes a problem in very strong winds with closed cells.
I guess this is solid advice. I was already reconsidering my approach. It will mean less days to practice but probably a lot less of frustration. Maybe I should even get a TT first. Seems like a long road but often a short cut is not worthwhile. It will also mean that I could buy a dedicated snowkite. I prefer a foil for that because it will fly more often and I'm in the end interested in expeditions and travelling.cor wrote: ↑Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:49 amIf you are only about to start hydrofoiling, i recommend a kite that is as easy to use as possible, meaning a stable LEI that drifts well. I clearly recommend to NOT learn hydrofoiling in light winds but to learn in moderate winds where you could also use a TT. You will need to fully focus on the board and you won´t be able to look after your kite. Lighter winds require not only a lightwind kite, but - way way way more important - technique and experience.
If it has to be a non-inflatable, I recommend the Soul or the Hyperlink, but a good 12M LEI (any wavekite or lightwind specific kite) will get you quicker into hydrofoiling.
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