FYI, there is a kite that exactely does this ... it was designed for surfing and drifting (it took Benoît Tremblay nearly 5 years to get it right), with plenty of sizes available now: 2.3 / 3 / 4.5 / 6.5 / 8.5 and now 12.5 (still need to try that one and I don't use the 2.3 and the 3 as I am not hydrofoiling).Flyfish wrote: ↑Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:20 amLet's Please not forget the potential for pure surfboard down the line drifting for wave ridding. I have zero experience with single skin kites, but can only imagine it may be the dream kite for pure drifting wave ridding.
Seriously, there is a market to convert tube kiters out there. Tubes will only float so much. There is a limit there, but foils have much farther to advance in this area!
Remember, there are ALOT of pure surf kitesurfers that are looking for ultimate drift!
I really like FS but I don't think that there is something equivalent on the market. If surfing (without using the power of the kite) is your thing, then this is your kite.