I am not sure on this comment? There is affordable options for both kites and hydrofoils, new and second hand. I think most surfers would have the skill to hydrofoil waves in a short time. I know some who have been riding the hydrofoil first time paddling onto waves. Surfers tend to have quite high skill, well the good ones at least.kitexpert wrote: You have to invest a lot before you can realistically even think to start kite surfing waves with hf.
And some of what they do is relevant.kitexpert wrote: What some pro's do is not very relevant to what masses do.
Really? I think hardly.kitexpert wrote: Foil kites have been quite finished product for a long time.
Psycho 6, hybrids, minimalist doubleskin. So many options to improve. Don't be stuck in one box.kitexpert wrote:I don't know how significant improvements could be made
Well that is not practical is it? Saying you have thought things out well and ending with that idea?kitexpert wrote: A thing which worries me with that kind of kite is it would destroy itself if crashed.
What absolute crap downwinder. You obviously have no clue what people are doing on Peak4's.downunder wrote: ↑Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:19 pmcwood wrote: ↑Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:55 pmyes, the LEI swimming we see are "fall out of the sky" situations. Even the small Souls are staying in the air and if you can work em and loop em then the fun continues.drsurf wrote: ↑Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:50 pmOnce you've tried a Peak4 with a surf foil everything else seems so ordinary. Sure you can drop them and they might not relaunch, but they are easy to wind up and swim in with. Easier than a self rescue with a deflated LEI kite.
However I've only ever had the 3m Peak4 in the water. It's only happened a couple of times because it's so fast coming from other kites or larger Peak4's that you need to adjust to the speed and turning but then it's bliss. Oh and once another kite took it down because the kiter said the kite was so small he didn't see it!
My 5m Peak4 has never been in the water and it's my most used kite. Not only have I not got it wet but nor has anyone else who has flown it. The other 5m Peak4 kiter at my beach hasn't got his wet either. They are just so easy to keep in the air compared to LEI kites that they inspire confidence and in really light gusty wind they are the only kite that will stay airborne. The ability to fly in 3-4 knots as claimed by Flysurfer is true. With a LEI kite you'll end up swimming at that wind speed.
And that situation is just like Ive described before.
Light wind is the only option for some, I understand that. Personally, so many other things to do when is light.
Used to enjoy light wind tho.
Using a Peak, first, one needs a surf conditions. Second, one should be a skilled surfer. Which 99% of Euro kiters are just not.
I recon 90% of Australian kiters are not that good kite surfers on a SB, not to mention surf HF.
Of that 10% that kite surf with a SB, only a "hand full" can do a strapless trick. Any trick.
So, what are we actually talking about?
0.9% of foil surfers overtaking the World )when LEIs cant fly)?
Nor seeing that happening, sorry.
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