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Foiling kite size 2/3kite quiver UFO/Ultra Team

Postby Dkite » Fri May 13, 2022 6:33 am

Foiling a little over a year now.
I'm considering to update my kites to more dedicated foiling kites like Slingshot UFO or the Airush Ultra Team.
I'll still ride a surfboard occasionally when the wind picks up a bit toward 20+knots.
So mostly interested in foiling from 12 to 22 knots.

I would sell my current kites, and get 2 new kites and maybe add 1 more cheap/small kite later.

My weight is 70 kg -
foil: 633-1270cm²
board: dwarfcraft 100cm
kites: wavekites 6/8 + a 9m hyperlink (too slow).
style: cruising carving swell riding (no jumps)

With the 8 wavekite I was struggling to ride 12 knots so I would like a little more lowend.

Possible options?
I was considering to get a 7/9M and keep the 6m wave kite.
Or should I stick to 6/8M as the the UFO or Ultra will have more lowend than the wave kites?
or 6/9M or is that gap too big?

Thanks!

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Re: Foiling kite size 2/3kite quiver UFO/Ultra Team

Postby kitewithfriends » Tue May 24, 2022 3:54 am

Thanks for bringing up the topic!
I'm also thinking about exchanging my 6m and 8m SST and buying

- UFO V2 7m and 11m or
- UFO V2 8m (and keeping the 6m SST for waveriding)

I still have a Sonic3 for less than 10 kts. Therefore the 11m UFO is not really necessary. But I'm very interested in how the 11m performs.

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Re: Foiling kite size 2/3kite quiver UFO/Ultra Team

Postby flaps1111 » Tue May 24, 2022 8:34 am

The size of the kite has more to do with your skill and the size of the front wing than anything else.
In my case that I only foiling I can go down 1 or two kite sizes compared to my colleagues who either do not ride so much or combine it with other disciplines...
If I had to choose the combo of 2 kites I would choose 6/10 Ultra with 70 kilos I guess, but for me it is totally insufficient because I would lose comfortable sailing in 8/9 knots.... I would go to 6/8/12.... if you do not sail much could be 7/12m.... with the UFO you can reduce 1 meter ... but the Ultra is a more rounded kite.
My current weight is 88 kilos.

Ride with a heavy kite it is possible but not so easy as with a light one.

6,7 knts...14m
8,9 knts....12m
10,12 knts...9m
12,14 knts...6m
18,20 knts...5m
25 knts...4m

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Re: Foiling kite size 2/3kite quiver UFO/Ultra Team

Postby mar menor » Tue May 24, 2022 9:36 am

Dkite wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 6:33 am
Foiling a little over a year now.
I'm considering to update my kites to more dedicated foiling kites like Slingshot UFO or the Airush Ultra Team.
I'll still ride a surfboard occasionally when the wind picks up a bit toward 20+knots.
So mostly interested in foiling from 12 to 22 knots.

I would sell my current kites, and get 2 new kites and maybe add 1 more cheap/small kite later.

My weight is 70 kg -
foil: 633-1270cm²
board: dwarfcraft 100cm
kites: wavekites 6/8 + a 9m hyperlink (too slow).
style: cruising carving swell riding (no jumps)

With the 8 wavekite I was struggling to ride 12 knots so I would like a little more lowend.

Possible options?
I was considering to get a 7/9M and keep the 6m wave kite.
Or should I stick to 6/8M as the the UFO or Ultra will have more lowend than the wave kites?
or 6/9M or is that gap too big?

Thanks!
I am same weight and ride onda 633.I use ozone alpha 10 and 8 (below those sizes wave kites. As I have improved using the 10m less and less.I would go with your first option 9 and 7 ufo and keep the 6m wave kite.The ufo has power similar to my 1m larger single struts and even more than a wave kite (so a 7ufo and 6wave kite will be a good gap)


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