I would say kitefoiling has the slight advantage in light wind foiling performance as others have mentioned, while wind foiling has the advantage of sailing in spots where you can't launch a kite in. Also if the wind drops to a level where the kite wont relaunch, a windfoil setup can still get you back in those same conditions. In addition to kitefoiling, I do windfoiling as well as wingfoiling and if there is no wind supfoiling. Plenty of choices to ensure I get my foiling addiction in. The biggest challenge is trying to decide which foiling discipline you will do,(kite/wind/wing foiling) when you have wind conditions that work perfectly for all 3 ...kitelife wrote: Any foilers have a pole surfing rig with a foil for extremely light unstable conditions? Is it worth doing both so there’s never a down time?
Eltreato wrote: ↑Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:44 pmI came from kitefoiling to windfoiling. The good thing about windfoiling is that I know I can always sail back in to shore when the wind drops to about 3mph, this happens all the time at my spot, it would suck when I was kitefoiling. That said, I can't get on foil as early as a good kitefoiler. If I lived somewhere with better winds, less crowds and beach closures for kiting, I'd stick with kitefoiling.
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