I may have to agree, if the soul is too rowdy you may want to get a single or a 3 strut kite. I push my 8m soul to mid to high 30s knts but when the wind gusts are are 10knt variable or more, that kite is an injury or a yard sale waiting to happen. (im 175lbs, riding a 143 board)plummet wrote: ↑Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:39 pmAt the risk of sounding like pumpy. Lei's are the way and the light for stormy weather. Particularly when it rains. Foil performance gets shittier and shittier as it fills up with water.
Also, launch and landing in super high winds is easier/safer with lei's.
The problem with the genesis is that the stitching of the straps is ..... flimsy ... Ask me how I knowMitchel_12000 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:01 pmWell, with my soul I can ride untill about 28knts. It's starting to get pretty intense at about 25knts but still quiet controllable. I would like to kite with a smaller size in 25-35 knts. I'm getting to old for rougher winds .
I'm totally stepping outside of my comfort zone here, but I ordered a 6m Pansh Genesis 2021 this weekend. If it sucks I lost E.135,- and I will have to save more money for a new or 2nd hand Soul. If it's oke I'll have a great deal. This kite is supposed to be suitable for unstable and harder wind conditions so we'll see.
Welcome to the forum, Nelis.Nelis wrote: ↑Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:51 pm....I want foilkite performance; a kite that flies deep into the window, fast, floaty, stable. Which dictates I go look for a high aspect LEI, they only come in 5 strut design (I think downwind performance/drift on HF of these things is supposed to be bad) It sort of contradicts the single/no-strut trend for the hydrofoil part. My previous kites where Liquid Force Solo v2's 9 & 12m (the Soul 10m replaced those two and does everything better than those two). So this was my line of thought.
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