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FS Peak 3 12m2 for ultimate lightwind foiling?

Postby omg » Thu May 04, 2017 8:06 pm

Hi, I bumped into Kitefinder.com video on youtube on Peak 3 12 meter where a guy was foiling in 6knots. I know the kite doesn't relaunch, but I never drop the kite and also ride close to shore so it's not a deal killer.

Has anyone ridden Peak 3 12meter with a foil to give any feedback on it?

Mainly I am interested in how quickly the kite turns and if it has decent depower with foil? The kite is really light so should stay in the air very well, but I wonder how the kite behaves if there are any fluctuation in wind, like a small lull, ie. if the kite tip turns inside or otherwise kite loosing its shape?

Thanks! :jump:

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Re: FS Peak 3 12m2 for ultimate lightwind foiling?

Postby dylan* » Thu May 04, 2017 8:25 pm

how do you water start in 6 knots with a 12m? id imagine you would need a running start from the beach

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Re: FS Peak 3 12m2 for ultimate lightwind foiling?

Postby omg » Thu May 04, 2017 9:11 pm

Shouldn't be a problem, just pull from the front lines when the kite is directly downwind of you. Off she goes like other foil kites.

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Re: FS Peak 3 12m2 for ultimate lightwind foiling?

Postby stefarius » Thu May 04, 2017 9:18 pm

In 6 knots I had power enough to waterstart (91 kg)

Turning Speed & Depower won't be a problem OMG.
Relaunch, max.speed, upwind performance and lack of lift & boost makes this kite different than the high end performance foils.

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Re: FS Peak 3 12m2 for ultimate lightwind foiling?

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri May 05, 2017 12:26 am

OMG, did you read this thread, a year old ? viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2392479&p=928369& ... k2#p928369

Might interest you...

I am not in doubt myself, with the awesome no and onestrut superlight kites I have ridden, I have no reason to go for the Peak kites, unless I get a chance to try one and might be positively surprised.

But I still find it interesting as it might work great :rollgrin:

So many advantages not having a double skin or tube, less weight, much easier to pack down and you are not in a hurry like with foil kites if it goes down, no punctures, takes up no space whatsoever.

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Re: FS Peak 3 12m2 for ultimate lightwind foiling?

Postby borist » Fri May 05, 2017 2:32 am

I'm curious about Peak as well, though skeptical about its performance. The kite just does not look very efficient :o . However looks can be deceiving.
Flysurfer should make a hybrid, partial double skin to make it more suitable for water use. It would still be light and pack small - a good kite to carry for that marginal wind.

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Re: FS Peak 3 12m2 for ultimate lightwind foiling?

Postby cosmo » Fri May 05, 2017 2:28 pm

I thought that the peak was just a bag to go uphill with your snowskies and pack it dowm small.
Why you should buy instead of a normal kite if other reason exist?

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Re: FS Peak 3 12m2 for ultimate lightwind foiling?

Postby stefarius » Fri May 05, 2017 4:10 pm

cosmo wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 2:28 pm
I thought that the peak was just a bag to go uphill with your snowskies and pack it dowm small.
Why you should buy instead of a normal kite if other reason exist?
Light, cheap & powerful! Best low end performance! 12m in 4/6 knots and half the price :thumb:

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Re: FS Peak 3 12m2 for ultimate lightwind foiling?

Postby socommk23 » Fri May 05, 2017 4:20 pm

Nice depower. Small package. Sounds like washing on a line when depowered. Turns quickly enough. Upwind performance is rubbish. Personally id not go this route for the water.


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