Pedro Marcos wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:11 am
Thanks for the answer,
Im looking for a kite from 12 knots to ---- all the wind i can get with that kite, for under 12 knots ill probably get another kite which probably wont be a LEI, this said, i dont think the weight of the kite matters that much in 12+ knots, im not looking for a lightwind machine, im looking for a kite with good depower, fast flying, good jumping and hangtime, which normaly a wave kite its not.
Anyway if i would choose the Mono, which size would i go? 7m2 ou 9m2 ? Thanks
Spot on - you dont need a "light" foil specific kite in 12 knots, so get a kite you can use for freestyle or waveriding.
As I recall you got C kites now, awesome for freestyle and fun, but not good with a foil, too narrow range and it will "run away" with you easy.
So if you get a Rebel or Switchblade in 8 or 9 m2 you can do "everything"
I use my normal 5 strut wavekites, from 9 m2 and down (also 77 kg like you) - and only foil specific kites in the bigger sizes, that are not useable for waveriding anyways.
If my 9 m2 goes in the drink when low powered and on the hydrofoil, there is no chance of relaunching anyways - sometimes not even with the lighter kites either, so I would not worry about that, as long as you know you have to drift ashore when it happens.
But, it should be said, that really heavy duty tough kites (like the Naish Park and similar) are not fun in 9 m2 for hydrofoil - simply too heavy to keep in the air "easy" when only 9-12 knots.
With the Mono you should go for a 9 m2 I think, eventhough I go down to an 8 m2 when 12 knots, but a 7 will need 14-15 knots to start working "pleasantly" IMO.
So depends on what windrange you want to target