I'm a little baffled, though, as to your light wind sessions on a 140'ish board. When I inquired with Chris (the HQ Kites USA importer) about how the Matrixx compares to the low wind ability of the Flysurfers, Chris mentioned that I would need somewhere in the vicinity of at least 10 knots and up in order to be able to utilize the Matrixx on the water.
How would you describe your less-than 10 knots Matrixx sessions? The reason I am most curious is that you mentioned that you are 85 kilos and this is my weight as well.
I just measured the board I've made and use in light winds, and its a flat piece of pine timber
at 14800mm length x 450mm width, with no rocker which helps heaps in low wind kiting, and no fins ( fins create drag ), and with no fins you can just skim over sand at low tide with only one millimetre of water. The timber is coated in marine grade varnish.
I've just weighed myself and I'm 81kg.
You ask how do I describe light wind kiting ????
Well I one word... fantastic...
Like you I hate sitting on the beach waiting for the wind to pick up.
Ps.. I'll put the video once more. This Video should say it all.
Im on a 555 Noble, at the time I was 86kg, I had a 4-3mm full wet suit on helmet and booties on (It was winter).
On the wind metre it shows that the wind was up to 10.5 kts at the maximum section, that reading was when Jason was walking from the car towards the beach.
The lowest wind was at 5.6knts 2:20 on the video timer, and the maximum was 8kts an average of 7knts.
Also on the video it shows me working the kite. On my plank of pine board just set and cruise.
So there's No need to be baffled Joedy...