If you want to race then you need a race kite. These are all about going fast upwind and downwind around a course. Hydrofoil racers are often averaging 25 knots (peak speeds of 40knots) around a 6 mile course in wind speeds of less than 20 knots. If you want to be racing these are the kites you need and you will need to pair them with a fast foil and fast and lightweight board. Performance is what these kites are about.