Thanks, this is valuable insight, especially the weight part I hadn't thought about that way.FLandOBX wrote: ↑Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:50 pmLike you, I love my 10m Soul, especially for light wind hydrofoil. In higher winds, I use high aspect 5-strut LEIs, both for hydrofoil and twintip. They work just fine for the hydrofoil. They loop fast, float downwind well, handle gusty conditions better than no strut/single strut options, and, of course, motor upwind better than low or mid aspect LEIs. In higher wind, kite weight isn't an issue as it might be in lighter wind. So, don't rule out the 5-strut high aspect LEIs as a high wind solution if you're relying on your Soul for lighter wind.
As a guy who is hooked on flysurfer since many years, I would like to better understand this. I always self launch my (well prefilled) foil kites and I found this very easy to do with all the flysurfers during the last many years (currently souls).Foil wrote: ↑Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:00 am2 of us here have kept hold of our hyperlinks just for these nasty wind days, 5mtr
its safe and predictable in the air, and launch or land is drama free once you get over the worry of the first few launches
launching is the big barrier to many as larger foil kites can be scary in strong gusty winds, but not this 5mtr.
Do you guys have tips on handling/setting up foil kites in higher winds wrt bridle tangles?
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