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by azoele
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best kite for hydrofoil?
Replies: 53
Views: 5578

Re: Best kite for hydrofoil?

Just my experience on Peaks, of which I own a large quiver (13, 8, 5, 4). They are very special instruments, and I completely understand the hype (they are my only kites, now). But I don't think the relaunchability issue can be downplayed as much as some are doing. Of course, some people are inheren...
by azoele
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)
Replies: 41
Views: 3659

Re: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)

Thanks, Peter. I have this preference for the Peak (money aside) because it stays up in lulls, and it can be recovered easily in near-crashes, when you find yourself in the water and looking see the kite is at the egde of the window, almost touching the water. My Ultra crashed like this many times, ...
by azoele
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)
Replies: 41
Views: 3659

Re: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)

If by mistake you get your kite in the water in light wind, you *must* be sure you'll be able to swim back: the 11m, and even more so the 13m, are large kites, and once in the water they get incredibly heavy. Why Peak4 would get incredible heavy on water? There are just *two* tip closed cells which...
by azoele
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)
Replies: 41
Views: 3659

Re: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)

Thanks, Tom, I'll try to swim in a larger circle. Although I need to keep the foil with me all the times, or it will just disappear :( For now, I'm satisfied of the light wind performance... and have absolutely zero money left for a Pulsion 18m or a Chrono UL after 24 months of crazy expenditures!!!...
by azoele
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)
Replies: 41
Views: 3659

Re: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)

... ... Peaks sink a meter or more below the surface, where they can get caught in currents leading away from the beach. Not funny at all. So: a Peak will give you the absolute lowest wind foilability (together with a large, efficient foil), it will never fall by itself, and it's a pleasure to use....
by azoele
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)
Replies: 41
Views: 3659

Re: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)

Agree with you, except for "So: a Peak will give you the absolute lowest wind foilability (together with a large, efficient foil)" which is not true. You can start earlier with an UL race or race like kite, definitely. But a lot more risky indeed :naughty: 8) Peter thanks for correcting Peter! I ha...
by azoele
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)
Replies: 41
Views: 3659

Re: Hydrofoil low end (~7-11knots)

I second drsurf's suggestion of the Flysurfer Peak 4. Everything you read of the Peaks is true: they fly in next to nothing, the smaller sizes are just jewels to fly... but also dropping them in the water is often tragical. If by mistake you get your kite in the water in light wind, you *must* be su...
by azoele
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1988
Views: 159162

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

If your trying to land the bigger ones in light wind it should be a no brainer. Put it down at the window edge on either side. You can lay it down plenty soft and as you slack the lines by walking toward the kite. You can give a tug on the front lines just before stepping to it if you want, but I g...
by azoele
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1988
Views: 159162

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

The Peak 4 is also my first foil kite. For launching I’ve been hot launching them from straight downwind - backstalling on the way up. For landing my favorite method so far is to drop the kite on a wing tip at the edge of the window and pull in the bottom front line. I practiced a bunch of launchin...
by azoele
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First impression of Gong M Pro
Replies: 204
Views: 20351

Re: First impression of Gong M Pro

Azoele, I would suppose if you are happy with L Pro, then the Veloce L would be equivalent. For me the M Pro and Veloce M are equivalent. I don't feel any significant loss of low end. Just a bit more aggressive with kite on start, a bit more downwind the first 2 seconds and it pops right up. I can ...

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