Power is problem only if wind is very low. When snowkiting power or kite size are not very relevant unless you are not racing or surface is soft or sticky. Jumping with big foil kites in low winds is quite pathetic, you get perhaps 5 to 10 feet of air at best. Difference between Speed 15 and 17m LEI is there but it is not very big. 17m LEI is faster than 12m Speed, some 9m foil kites are slower to turn than a 17m LEI.
Modern LEI's don't hindenburg so often. When snowkiting it is easy to fly kite and as long as it is moving it doesn't hindenburg. Problem is much more apparent when foiling. I once dropped my kite so that it overflied and ended up straight upwind from me (or at least which was upwind ). It was amazing, my kite was completely on wrong side, LE down against the wind, lines almost straight
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