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by gl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pulsion 18m
Replies: 138
Views: 54044

Re: Pulsion 18m

I cannot talk to the cost of repairs as I've never had one of Concept Air's kites needing a repair. I bought my first kite from Ben in 1999 and I purchased many since then including a couple last year. I have always been very happy with the service and quality of products. I did need a bridle adjust...
by gl
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1991
Views: 159282

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I finally got to use my 11 metre Peak 4 on hard packed snow. I did not take a wind reading so all I can say is that I could barely feel the wind on my face at ground level. In wind that light I always had trouble getting my kites to fly. Once going they are fine. The 11 metre went up easily and got ...
by gl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair
Replies: 72
Views: 12190

Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

Peter, I have a Pulsion 6 metre. It is definitely not a wave kite. It sits very forward in the wind window and has big power spikes when diving it that drop off rapidly as it moves the edge of the wind window. It has very good depower. It drives upwind well and goes faster than I want on a surf foil...
by gl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair
Replies: 72
Views: 12190

Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

I have concept air pulsions in 9 and 12 m. They both start earlier than the 8 metre Firefly. I can also drift launch them in similar winds to the Firefly. The only downside to those kites are that if they sit in the water for long in light winds I can no longer water relaunch them whereas the Firefl...
by gl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair
Replies: 72
Views: 12190

Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

I have concept air pulsions in 9 and 12 m. They both start earlier than the 8 metre Firefly. I can also drift launch them in similar winds to the Firefly. The only downside to those kites are that if they sit in the water for long in light winds I can no longer water relaunch them whereas the Firefl...
by gl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair
Replies: 72
Views: 12190

Re: New aquatik single skin by Conceptair

I did a review of the 8 metre Firefly back in September. I don't think you have any chance of going in 6 to 8 knots with it. Here is the link to the review I did:viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2407886
by gl
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1991
Views: 159282

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I ride my 4 metre Firefly starting around 14 knots and I enjoy it up until the low twenties. I am about 80 kg and ride the slingshot Infinity 76 Wing which is approximately 1500 square centimetres. The Sweet Spot for me is anything from 15 to 19 knots. Above 19 knots I ride hard upwind and then surf...
by gl
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitefoil, double skin - single skin Peak/FireFly?
Replies: 43
Views: 2832

Re: Kitefoil, double skin - single skin Peak/FireFly?

The only comparison that I could do would be between my 4 metre Firefly and my 4.5 m wave. I can get going earlier with the 4.5 wave but then have to keep moving it through the window to keep power. It is harder to get going with the Firefly but once up on foil I have much more power with the kite p...
by gl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best kite for hydrofoil?
Replies: 53
Views: 5583

Re: Best kite for hydrofoil?

I have only flown Peak 4 in 11 and 8 metre. I bought them for snow but have tried them on the water and quite like them. I only fly foil kites and I've never owned an LEI. So I cannot comment on them. I will almost never use the Peaks on water now that I have an 8-meter Firefly. The 8 metre peak and...
by gl
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Low aspect open cell vs. single skin
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Low aspect open cell vs. single skin

I think each brand has different characteristics. In my experience low aspect open cell kites are better at dealing with gusts, are a bit worse upwind and a little slower than higher aspect kites generally. That makes them seem worse but I much prefer them. I also have some single skin kites and fin...

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