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by jatem
Thu May 23, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 232
Views: 17579

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

norcom wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:39 am
Anyone compare the Peak3 12m to the Peak4 11m yet? Wondering if I should upgrade for those 6mph-10mph days I use the 12m on.
How are you finding the peak 4 compared to the peak 3?
I was going to get a peak4 8m for foiling in sub 10 knots, and wondering if I should just get an 11m.
by jatem
Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Minor repairs to carbon wing
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Minor repairs to carbon wing

JB Weld epoxy putty (steelstick) is quick to work with and holds it's shape, and it sands ok if you don't leave it too long.
by jatem
Sat May 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 84
Views: 5452

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

Looking forward to some more riding impressions, strengths/weaknesses compared to the peak 4. I'm close to ordering a peak 8m for sub 10 knot days, but holding off to see if the gin is worth waiting for.
by jatem
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 84
Views: 5452

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

I think Gin should send you and Horst a set of kites to demo. Sounds like a good idea, I'm interested in the marabou. The peak seems to start sinking quite quickly after it hits the water and goes flat, like when the wind completely died on me the other day. Seems you need to be decisive and prompt...
by jatem
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 232
Views: 17579

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Getting intrigued about this thread, since I am looking for a kite for wave foiling that actually stays in the air with minimum wind while riding towards it on a wave. What size would one need to comfortably ride sub 10 knots (minimum 7 knots) on a 1300cm² low AR surf wing, pocket board, 75 kgs? An...
by jatem
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 232
Views: 17579

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

The 5m and 8m are a blue colour that blends into the ocean color as you get further away. Brighter colours would be ideal. Yesterday the wind was gusty, with some big lulls, and I was on my 4m peak. I retrieved several boards for people who had dropped their kites. One was using a closed cell that h...
by jatem
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 84
Views: 5452

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

Haha safest traction kite available . Try to take a single skin out at the very top of its winrange and U might change your mind . Especially the small ones when depowered they make for a pretty scary ride as they collapse and then open up . Thyre excellent kites within their windrange but beyond t...
by jatem
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 84
Views: 5452

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

Foilholio, could you share some examples of specific kites that slack line well? I'm interested to try them out. Compared to the LEIs I've ridden, the peak4 is miles ahead when I'm riding a hf fast in swell without any worry of the kite falling out of the sky, and without any noticeable pull. Front ...
by jatem
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 84
Views: 5452

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

Kitexpert, what style of riding are you into, twin tip or maybe you're boosting 20m on a hf? Maximising L/D for upwind and boosting aren't necessarily going to be high on the list for people getting into foiling. Stability in gusts and lulls, drift, responsive turning, and easy launch/landing are us...
by jatem
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin
Replies: 84
Views: 5452

Re: Gin Marabou Water Relaunchable Single Skin

Thanks for the translation, i am a bit short in time this week. I can re-translate one or two sentences if automatic translation is not clear Does technical refer to bar pressure required, or turning speed? ... The Marabou seems less technical than the Peak, easier to drive, it overhangs less and i...

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