I was at the beach today riding on my surfboard, John came with his newly purchased Alpinefoil 4.5, and asks if i want to give it a go. My kite was a 11M Cabrinha Drifter, I knew it was going to be over powered, but I did not have a smaller kite with me. The hook strap was too far back, but decided to give it a try anyway. John made the board himself, it was kind of floaty. I was totally overpowered when the wind was about 15 knots. This foil is awesome, I will bring my 4M kite tomorrow. Mahalo John for letting me try it.