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by Flyboy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1828
Views: 134342

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

That is to say they may work in a wider wind range, but the area in which they really shine is a relatively small one. Ride them above their sweet spot and they work fine, but they lose what makes them so unique and start to suffer the same limitations as other kites. :-? That's pretty much exactly...
by Flyboy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1828
Views: 134342

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Flyboy, take the 6+4, a perfect combo for you. If you want to start with one, go 6 - but as it seems you want to travel, and medium winds sometimes, 6+4 is spot on :thumb: Whether you like the way they behave or not, noone can tell, but they are magic for most of us :rollgrin: 8) Peter The implicat...
by Flyboy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1828
Views: 134342

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Well, I don't drink a lot of fine wine, I don't own a harley, a fast car, a big truck, a boat, a cabin, a camper, etc. Kiting is my main thing. I do it a lot. Peaks are relatively cheap and wind is still free, so I've spoiled myself with em, but in a sequence that made sense from a $ perspective. T...
by Flyboy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1828
Views: 134342

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Sometimes I feel like I'm on the wrong website - Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous Kiters . Whereas one Peak4 may be reasonably inexpensive, buying a quiver of 4 would come out at around $3,400 CDN. Throw in an 8m & it's another $1,000 CDN. I understand people's circumstances vary a lot ... but I'm fi...
by Flyboy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1828
Views: 134342

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

It sounds like a 6m/4m combo would be ideal. For 80 kg rider, 6m starts at 10 kts. with sweet spot from about 11 kts. to 14 knots, but ridable comfortably to 15 kts. 4m starts at 14 kts. with sweet spot from 15 kts to 19 kts, but rideable comfortably to around 20 kts. Does that sound about right? Th...
by Flyboy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1828
Views: 134342

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

No question, you need a power spike to get up on the foil ... but it's still nothing like the power spike you need to jump. Smaller kites deliver a quick power spike through their ability to move quickly through the power window ... as opposed to big, high aspect kites which deliver a long powerful ...
by Flyboy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1828
Views: 134342

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

The ability to create power spikes, by moving the kite through the power window, is the fundamental characteristic that makes kiting what it is. Mega looping is the extreme example of using the power spike. For foiling - at least "surf foiling" - the most useful characteristics are the ability of th...
by Flyboy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1828
Views: 134342

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I'm not sure a "power spike" is helpful in any aspect of foiling. ? The whole reason the 3m is viable is so little wind is power spike. Its a big part of what makes the 4m such an amazing kite. Foiling all you need is a power spike. You only need to maintain a fraction of the power other boards req...
by Flyboy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1828
Views: 134342

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I'm not sure a "power spike" is helpful in any aspect of foiling. You want predictable, consistent power. When I think about water starting a foil, the downstroke gets me moving forward, but it's the upstroke that gets me up on the foil. I'm thinking a light kite moves more easily on the upstroke in...
by Flyboy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1828
Views: 134342

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Can you water start in lower wind if your kite is wet and heavy because, by your logic, it now “has a bigger power spike”? Maybe I should start dunking my kite before light wind sessions! No, because as tomtom pointed out there are a number of different factors at play, particularly in light wind. ...

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