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Peak 4 control bar

Postby beebad » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:54 am

I saw a video featuring the Flysurfer Peak4 for foiling....i think i am seeing a cabrinha bar being used with this kite... anyone know if this is a thing?
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Re: Peak 4 control bar

Postby jatem » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:48 am

Any 4 line bar with equal line length is fine. I use modified cabrinha bars with my peaks.

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Re: Peak 4 control bar

Postby beebad » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:22 am

jatem wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:48 am
Any 4 line bar with equal line length is fine. I use modified cabrinha bars with my peaks.
How did you modify the bars?

I have only flown Cabrinha, and have no idea what to do with one of these kites with the many bridles. I am heavily invested in Cabrinha and if I don't need to buy another bar, this would be a great fit for me.

What can you say about the peaks; peak-4? I am looking for a new toy to fly for foiling. Thanks for responding.

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Re: Peak 4 control bar

Postby merl » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:08 pm

beebad wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:22 am
jatem wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:48 am
Any 4 line bar with equal line length is fine. I use modified cabrinha bars with my peaks.
How did you modify the bars?

I have only flown Cabrinha, and have no idea what to do with one of these kites with the many bridles. I am heavily invested in Cabrinha and if I don't need to buy another bar, this would be a great fit for me.

What can you say about the peaks; peak-4? I am looking for a new toy to fly for foiling. Thanks for responding.
There is a small thread about the peak 4 in the Foil kite subforum: viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224
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Re: Peak 4 control bar

Postby beebad » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:37 pm

merl wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:08 pm
beebad wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:22 am
jatem wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:48 am
Any 4 line bar with equal line length is fine. I use modified cabrinha bars with my peaks.
How did you modify the bars?

I have only flown Cabrinha, and have no idea what to do with one of these kites with the many bridles. I am heavily invested in Cabrinha and if I don't need to buy another bar, this would be a great fit for me.

What can you say about the peaks; peak-4? I am looking for a new toy to fly for foiling. Thanks for responding.
small lol! Thank you!

There is a small thread about the peak 4 in the Foil kite subforum: viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224

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Re: Peak 4 control bar

Postby jatem » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:05 pm

beebad wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:22 am
jatem wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:48 am
Any 4 line bar with equal line length is fine. I use modified cabrinha bars with my peaks.
How did you modify the bars?

I have only flown Cabrinha, and have no idea what to do with one of these kites with the many bridles. I am heavily invested in Cabrinha and if I don't need to buy another bar, this would be a great fit for me.

What can you say about the peaks; peak-4? I am looking for a new toy to fly for foiling. Thanks for responding.
You can use the cabrinha bar as it is.

I don't use a chicken loop or harness hook for foiling, and you don't need a trim for the peaks because they have a relatively short throw for depower. I made a simple BRM style quick release.

The peaks love to fly, very responsive and playful, drift amazingly, quick and easy to launch and land, and much more able to handle shifty wind. Good for playing in wind swell.

The bridles are no trouble, you just have to get used to them.

The peak won't always reliably relaunch on water, and you'll have a few times when you need to roll it up and swim it in. But they're also velcroed to the sky, so you basically have to steer them into water.

My drifters haven't been used since I moved to peaks.

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Re: Peak 4 control bar

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:38 pm

Indeed you can use any 4 line bar with the Peak4s.

Even better, it does not matter how your knots/loops are, they will match no matter how.

8) Peter


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