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by Slappysan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best kite for Teaching?
Replies: 32
Views: 1469

Re: The best kite for Teaching?

I don’t understand why people recommend the Peak4 for beginner kiters, not that it’s a bad kite, but relaunch would be tricky The reasons are: - the kite generate zero lift, by far the safest kite to teach on - the kite is amazingly well behaved in the sky - the kite pulls hard but then depowers we...
by Slappysan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Use a kite as a wing surfer?
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Use a kite as a wing surfer?

A wing surfer is essentially an upside down kite so you'd have to sew a whole set of handles on the top side of your kite to make it work. Trying to use a kite right side up will be inherently unstable.
by Slappysan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Market for Hydrofoil Wave Foil kites < 4 sqm
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: Market for Hydrofoil Wave Foil kites < 4 m²

I would just buy a 2.2m BRM Cloud (I know that's not the easiest thing to do from Europe). For me the real big deal about single skin kites is in lighter winds, if you are riding in 20 knots a Cloud will work just fine.
by Slappysan
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much wind can a single strut handle
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: How much wind can a single strut handle

I ride a 4.5m Solo in 35-50 knots, handles just fine.
by Slappysan
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 467
Views: 38781

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

In your opinion, could you jump with a peak 4, or more precisely, could you get enough lift to land softly? In my opinion no. The Peak generates almost no lift which is why it's such a safe teaching kite. If you want to boost on a foil board don't get a Peak. They are really only for people who wan...
by Slappysan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 467
Views: 38781

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Seriously, I can't see a 5m Peak4 working below 10 knots, I have only tested a 4m Peak4 and ordered myself a 5 & 3m on the back of this test, if so I'll be selling my 10m Soul :o :o I'm 75 kg / 165 lbs and I can hold ground in 8 knots on the Peak 4 5m with a surf wing, it's not fun until around 10 ...
by Slappysan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Electric Landboard Kite
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: Electric Landboard Kite

You'd want something like a Soul for that. They are not cheap though.

Using a trainer will not work out and you'll probably hurt your self.
by Slappysan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Cheap Winter Foiling Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: Cheap Winter Foiling Vacation

If you are too sketched about the drive to LV or want something a bit shorter you could do San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas. Only 19 hours from SF and only 4.5 hours of driving in Mexico.

It's lighter wind than LV so foiling is key.
by Slappysan
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 467
Views: 38781

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I wouldn't advise the Peak for skim board use simply because the kite doesn't really like to be in that much wind (the amount you'll need to go upwind). My 5m Peak 4 starts to feel bad above 18 knots regardless of which surf craft you are on. Can it work? Sure, but it's really not designed for those...
by Slappysan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: When will i relax and enjoy my foiling?
Replies: 53
Views: 2245

Re: When will i relax and enjoy my foiling?

It sounds like you might have too much kite, foiling is only fun for me when a bit underpowered and it's just plain stressful if you are overpowered. Also not everybody gets hooked on foiling, I've been foiling for years and if it's windy enough for me to ride my SB instead that's what I'm still doi...

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