so a few developments,
I found a sweet deal on a surfboard that I think i'm just going to grab. At one point i was about thinking buying a new slingshot converter to then buy a foil for next year, but now i'm leaning towards a dedicated surfboard and then waiting for some deals on used foil equipment. getting a surfboard for less than $200 helps as well
Now the second thing, I think i want to pull the trigger on a 2017 turbine as well, but at this point all they have left are used 17m's, and now that foiling is on my horizon i think i could use a 15m turbine for both light wind foiling and surfboards/door board. Maybe this logic isn't sound, but a lot of guys out here fly 14m apollo's with their foils on the really light days, otherwise they're flying 9-11's with foils when there's more like 12-15mph of wind.
I haven't had time to really research foils yet, but I'm guessing a 17m turbine is going to be a lot of grunt for a foil, and there would probably be situations where i'd want something between a 12m NV v8 and a 17m turbine. What is your guys opinion? I can still pick up a 17m turbine for $600, but if a 15m would have plenty of grunt to pull me on a 5'11" surfboard and my doorboard, I think i'd rather just have 1 kite, rather than a huge kite, a slightly less huge kite, a 12m, and that's not even looking at a higher wind kite, which i probably need at some point as well... lol (8-10m i'm guessing with my 143cm TT).
I'm sure this is the predicament you guys have all found yourselves in at one point or another, what are your opinions? if a 17m is a terrible idea, I would rather spend $900 and get the right sized kite than get the cheap option and end up buying another kite.