Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:49 pm
For freeride as said, take the 71 as much better for learning, and you wont outgrow it in some conditions where needed.
Kites, you dont write anything about your current kites?
The Soul 8 m2 would be just perfect for "most" I think.
It is quite "strong" compared to more race oriented kites, so if you think it is too fragile for your beach, I think you might have another problem regarding "what you want" now, that you have to settle first.
The 71 mast would mostly be used for learning, as soon as I know how to foil I will start using my current mast 101cm.
I thought my gear was visible in my profile, my current gear is:
"Flysurfer speed4 lotus 12m
Flysurfer Sonic fr 18m
Flysurfer Sonic2 15m
North Vegas 11m
Moses Vorace 101cm 2017, groove carbon kiteboard (no short mast yet, thats whats to come)
Interesting to hear that the soul is somewhat heavy, then maybe the 6m is to consider.
When trying to foil with the 101cm mast my experience is:
I feel like I need the power from the 15m sonic2 to get up on the foil, then its usually too fast, I have too learn to depower and steer it to 11 or 1 to ride slow.
The speed4 lotus 12m is sometimes not enough to get up on the foil, but this is also technique. then its a good kite to keep the speed, but it has sometimes also been too powerful. my best kite to use I think though.
The sonic fr18m have been hard to use, because when its too light wind its not stable enough/too heavy/not even in zenith, and when its more wind it's just a bit too powerful. otherwise im really comfortable with it on a TT.
I think the short mast will help alot to learn, and then I could also get a smaller kite to use in 16konts+ range. Im pretty equipped for lightwind.