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by Peter_Frank
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2454
Views: 255669

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Peak4 wave catchers - Do you play with the kite while on the wave ? or just park it 11/13 o'clock ? I have ridden the 5m , on an onshore wind , blowing around 12-15 knots , and tried to test the drift everyone is talking about here . I have catch a wave , not too big one , and the peak folded and f...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Peak 4 in rain?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Peak 4 in rain?

Janus wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:10 am
For the mentioned wind range you need a smaller peak..

Agree, a 3 m2 starts from 15 knots on a wave kitefoil, but above 25 I would never use it.
So should be for short periods only, survival.

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 2454
Views: 255669

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I went the other way... Used 21 m lines at first with the 8 m2, but for me hopeless, no work space and no power when looped. So using 27-28 m lines now, spot on for me. I only ride this kite in 8 max 9 knots though (78 kg) On the smaller kites 6-5-4-3 I find 21 meter to work well :thumb: I have only...
by Peter_Frank
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How did I get two pinhole punctures in the leading edge?
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: How did I get two pinhole punctures in the leading edge?

Spot on - it can happen soooo easy, without seemingly any cause... I would just be happy Hugh, that you have had so few of these - others at spots with more "lurky" ground, are used to this - and still, you never know when and why it happens :roll: I've had two holes in my bladder on a wing, where i...
by Peter_Frank
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Question: How to prevent water in nose during body dragging?
Replies: 27
Views: 1233

Re: Beginner Question: How to prevent water in nose during body dragging?

Sorry, I think we are responding to two different things here :roll:

Many of us are responding to bodydragging sideways, but maybe he meant going dead downwind?

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Why FS should consider adding a 23m Sonic 3 to their lineup
Replies: 27
Views: 4419

Re: Why FS should consider adding a 23m Sonic 3 to their lineup

Both kites have a comfortable top end for me around 20 knots. I weigh 190 LBS and I have been flying foil kites for many years. Are you sure you didn't mean 20 MpH? When it's blowing consistent 20 knts, I'm boosting my 12m2 Blade trigger up to 10m or more.... Here you're talking 80% more surface in...
by Peter_Frank
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Closed Cell Foil Kite Relaunch
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Closed Cell Foil Kite Relaunch

How much wind are we talking about here?

6-7 knots?
8 knots?
10 knots?

8) Peter
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: On avoiding knee injuries
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: On avoiding knee injuries

It sounds like you had existing instability prior to the injury. Working with a pt to build strength and flexibility is always a good idea. I can say with 98% certainty that strapless riding will be lower impact, even if you’re an elite strapless freestyle rider. Definitely, strapless is the way ev...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: couple of peak 4 questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1420

Re: couple of peak 4 questions

Can only agree, you have to sheet it to its sweetspot for max upwind. It seems very very few ride smaller faster wings with the Peaks though, as why would you? Those who ride both big surf wings, AND small fast wings - could maybe benefit of only having a very small kite quiver. But still, you have ...
by Peter_Frank
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner Question: How to prevent water in nose during body dragging?
Replies: 27
Views: 1233

Re: Beginner Question: How to prevent water in nose during body dragging?

Are you new to being in water? I can not help you, but on video you sometimes see someone holding their nose when they jump in the water for the first time - maybe it is the same if you are new? It will pass I am sure, as I don't know anyone having this issue... I am in the water a lot, hydrofoilin...

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