Lamilu wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:03 pm
Janus wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:40 pm
Don’t send it, backloop it and keep momentum in the kite
Why Didnt I think of it before?
With 30 m lines I am sure it will work…
Just didnt want a ramair bigger than 11…
New to foiling…not used to 8-10 knots conditions…
Any video to share of the tecnique?
No need for a video, just loop it, forward or backward, very easy.
If you have never done it before, try it without your board just bodydragging - as with a good foilkite and longer lines you get a huge spike this way, so important you know WHEN it kicks in.
Just to be sure you wont get pulled over the board if first time looping like this.
Dont sheet in too much, it will kill the powerspike, find the balance point.
Lines 28-30 meter gives, IMO and experience, the best low end and still fun.
If really low wind, downloop the 11 to get up on the board, you get more lift from the kite this way, downlooping, for the initial "ass out of the water".
Once up, backloop it as said - to get up foiling as the kite keeps its momentum when going forward again, for a longer time.
Find out yourself what works the best, both will work great as long as you dont have short lines.
Regarding big wings, yes they help a lot.
Most say board volume doesnt matter, having a big wing - but this is not true in my experience, board size matters a lot.
Some like using really big wings, sizes they also use for wingfoil.
I dont like these sizes, feels wrong (for me).
A big but not huge wing, quite high aspect, combined with a bigger board and longer lines, makes you able to ride in the lowest wind.
But a low aspect wing is a lot more fun when wind is a tad higher, so you can turn superfast on a dime, when small or bigger waves
The loss in lowend having the same area but lower AR, is quite small though, so if you dont wanna switch wings but have fun carving fast - choose the low aspect wing as a "one wing for all".
If having this wing dedicated for low end only, go high aspect, gives more low end and awesome upwind which might mean something in marginal winds if not foiling all the time.