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by bragnouff
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1988
Views: 159216

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Anyone finding issues with canopy wear, due to the flutter? Nah, nothing so far, after a year of pretty frequent usage. And I put a fair bit of sand or snow on all the trailing edge for setup and hot launches, and I haven't noticed any sign of wear due to that. Same, I try to minimize the flutter, ...
by bragnouff
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Off shore winds, yes or no?
Replies: 23
Views: 2028

Re: Off shore winds, yes or no?

well, that last reply is from kiting in offshore, which is bit more stressful due to the specifics of the kite. Drop in the wind that prevents you from going upwind, dropping the kite, moving it to keep it flying in the lulls, making you drift downwind even more, etc... For a wing, in theory, it is ...
by bragnouff
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1988
Views: 159216

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

To really talk about things that matter, it'd be good if the 8 and 5 had different colors. Even if the blue is probably the best color of the bunch, having an obvious way to distinguish one from the other from a distance would help (others) assess the conditions. Would also save me from opening the ...
by bragnouff
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: high wind replacement for 6m + 8m sst..Reo or something else?
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: high wind replacement for 6m + 8m sst..Reo or something else?

I've recently renewed my wave kite quiver to the HB Legion 5-7-9. (there's a 6m in the range). There's a LOT of control of the power over all of the windrange, while retaining good steering. Thin-ish leading edge, high pressure, pulleyed bridles. I didn't get a chance to try the 5 yet, but I can't p...
by bragnouff
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1988
Views: 159216

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Anyway... what do we really want from next Peak??? I'd just love a different bag. Still simple, cheap and light, but with just a strap so as to sling it over the shoulder while carrying the foil. Despite being the lightest and smallest kites to carry around, this is the most awkward bag to carry. A...
by bragnouff
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 60
Views: 4643

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

The upwind performance is still quite poor compared to a kite foil. That leads to very long runs to gain ground (similar to windsurfers). That reduces amount of gybing practice I get. Gybes are easy enough to do but it's hard to build consistency without lots of practice. Every failed wing gybe att...
by bragnouff
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Very Strong Winds
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: Very Strong Winds

I've had 2 sessions last week on flat water and very shifty gusty wind, 10-40kts. Quite a rocky ride on a 4m. Sure the wing can be depowered as much as necessary, but then it flaps more, and yanks left and right. Keeping a bit more pressure and power maintains a bit more stability, but in the stupid...
by bragnouff
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1988
Views: 159216

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

it's on a standard 4 lines bar with front flag line. It'd kill the power, but potentially make a twisty mess. Never used it. And I have a strap between the leader lines for conveniently backstalling it.
by bragnouff
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1988
Views: 159216

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Just a little post here to say how much I loved the 8m for snowkiting this season. Pulled me in the lightest breezes with plenty of looping, and it is actually pretty nimble and pleasant to fly, super predictable and precise in its turns and power delivery, easy to launch or reverse launch and never...
by bragnouff
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 60
Views: 4643

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

No one has shown any evidence that wings can be used to climb mountain slopes, yet. Kites win by an almost infinite margin in that domain!

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