I've seen kites fall down in 6-8 knots (surface) conditions, during the lulls (and they are always there).
Me too, I was not planing all the time with my former Formula board in these conditions, but at least I did not have to swim.
According to me, 6-8 knots are perfect long board/sail boat/cat conditions, i.e. gliders with a lot of volume.
I haven't seen the new kite boards you are talking about.
Do they have enough volume to carry a person ?
IS87 / IS101 / IS122 / US147
Last edited by BelSkorpio; 10th April 2012 at 11:16 AM.