I was also not sure about getting the 3m or 4m then got the 4m in the end and glad I did as I think the 3m would have been too small.GWS wrote: ↑Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:34 amI bought an Element 6 4m. The first ride I was underpowered. I added some higher knots on the pigtails and that increased the available power with minimal increase in stalling.GWS wrote: ↑Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:12 amCurrently my Element 5 5m becomes a bit of a handful when foiling in 30-35 knots winds.It's doable, but not fun.
Should I get an Element 6 4m or 3m?
I am looking to have fun on the foil in the 30-40 knot range. By "fun" I mean carving around on the waves and generally swooshing about.
It took a little while to get used to feeling very little power in lulls, but that got better as I gained more confidence. After that it was happy swooshing with fast, tight linked turns happening all over the place. I think I'm going to like this kite.
My first session was about 25-30kn on the foil and I chose to go with the depowered setting on the kite. I only started foiling a few months ago and this is the first time I've been out on a foil in over 15 knots of wind. I was very much under powered and had to dive the kite aggressively to get going. There is no way I would be able to ride this kite like this one a twin tip or surfboard in this wind, need > 35knots. Every thing happens so much quicker on the foil in stronger wind.
Today I went for a second session on the 4m, this time on normal power setting. Wind was 27-30 knots and I was perfectly powered. The kite behaved much better though I started feeling a little over powered towards the end of the session. The Element V6 does depower and drift well.
Video from today: