I'm not mowing the lawn even on my biggest kite with a door. If I'm on a kite, I'm getting air. But you are right, I won't be riding a big twintip much anymore if I'm on a 17M kite. POA will be for 12M or smaller kite from now on. Not sure what the point would be of riding a hydrofoil there.grigorib wrote: ↑Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:44 pmI should start with that the video you linked would look much better with a foil. Having 71cm mast he could have more fun there on a foil compared to mowing a lawn on a twintip.SaulOhio wrote: ↑Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:11 pmYour not going to take a hydrofoil on a downwinder in Planet of the Apes.
And you can't do darkslides with a hydrofoil.
Personally I’ll take my 9m Turbine to planet downwinder any given 25 knots SW day and I’ll ride the crap out of both channels and both Planet and Real slicks But I’d ride my 633 with a 9m Rally when guys are going to need a monster door and 17m wing to be able to ride.
The point is I know enough of good riders who would prefer to foil even though we’d all have great boosting fun day. Folks who keep twintips sitting in the car even in 5m conditions and hover around instead. A friend of mine was very skeptical of such claims a year ago and now he’s just like that. Twintip is kept only for smooth, strong boosting days.
Wait until all the guys who just mow it back and forth discover the magic of foiling. They would never get to ramp anyways and once foiling it’ll be one way ticket for them. Foiling is just too hot.
Doors, large LEIs are disappearing and their sales are down. Nobody wants to ride a Zamboni, those times are over.
Boring foiling is way more cool than boring twintipping.
Speaking of planet downwinder I think I should give it a try on a foil I had good time between shore and the Rodanthe shipwreck last couple of weeks, I can ride shallow on 71cm mast I think Will do in October...