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Peak for foiling

Postby NYKiter » Wed May 29, 2019 1:02 pm

Hearing good things. How is the relaunch?

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Re: Peak for foiling

Postby elguapo » Wed May 29, 2019 1:41 pm

the peak4 relaunches great...off land.


--->keep it out of water...and don't go out any further than where you want to swim back in.

/ steer the kite into water with loss of line tension= you swimming to shore carrying/dragging an efficient sea anchor.

// this is not a kite to practice your tricks/transitions...imo. (keep it out the water)

/// excellent for foil surfing..you cant practically turn it off to actually surf/carve the swell(with a decent sized wing)..however my longest/worse swim (90+mins over sharp reef) came after a swell started jacking and took me to the dreaded shallows

//// if using in water i'd take a compression bag with you for the kite...and also know how to sit on your board(helps mucho with that water self rescue...and to keep kite tension for trying relaunch)

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Re: Peak for foiling

Postby tomtom » Wed May 29, 2019 2:00 pm

Peak4 is perfect for mid to strong wind freeride and wave foiling. Im talking only about P4 sizes 5,4,and 3. So far i only have one unsuccessful relaunch and about 5 successful.
You must steer it to water - otherwise it fly. There is nothing which made him unstable which you can do with riding. For lower wind i prefer Closed cell foil.
It doesnt not jump at all - just for you to be aware.

Drift or in P4 case maybe Follow /new term :)/ is like out of this world. If you appreciate it - then you like it.

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Re: Peak for foiling

Postby elguapo » Wed May 29, 2019 2:17 pm

tomtom wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:00 pm
. So far i only have one unsuccessful relaunch and about 5 successful.
what do you consider a relaunch?

from sitting on a wing on the water? or with the leading edge under water?

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Re: Peak for foiling

Postby jakemoore » Wed May 29, 2019 4:42 pm

If your expectations are low you won't be disappointed.

I've had 1 successful relaunch out of about 6. Riding mostly in waves and therefore the kite gets flooded almost immediately. The one launch I had I consider good luck. I was body dragging out and a wave caught the lower rear line, pulling the kite into the water. The kite got about half flooded but one wingtip kept flying and I was able to recover.

The upside is the kite is easy to stuff for example into your wetsuit and just swim in and I think that should be the default plan for SS riders. Not a good choice for bay crossing but if you are staying near shore and are comfortable swimming in its rad.

I had epic sessions with 3m Peak 4 Monday and Tuesday. Monday 3 foot bay swell bump and jump chop. Nobody else was foiling and only one lit twin tip rider out. Yesterday onshore windswell at the beach, shoulder to overhead (including 28 inch mast) and not one other kiter.

There is nothing like it for riding downwind.

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Re: Peak for foiling

Postby NYKiter » Wed May 29, 2019 6:04 pm

Thank you for this feedback.

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Re: Peak for foiling

Postby tomtom » Wed May 29, 2019 6:05 pm

elguapo wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:17 pm
tomtom wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:00 pm
. So far i only have one unsuccessful relaunch and about 5 successful.
what do you consider a relaunch?

from sitting on a wing on the water? or with the leading edge under water?
all kite down was leading edge down crash - there is no other way to put it in water. All relaunch attempts was deepwater after recovering myself from crash.
There was a lot of water in LE for sure. Problem is all canopy down in to water. LE in water and rest of kite tensioned above is ok for relaunch /in 13+ knts/

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Re: Peak for foiling

Postby elguapo » Wed May 29, 2019 6:59 pm

i believe i'm 0-2 in deeper water/all of kite underwater type crashes.

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Re: Peak for foiling

Postby Slappysan » Wed May 29, 2019 10:25 pm

I'm 1/1 so far on deep water relaunch. You can see it here at 9:29

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Re: Peak for foiling

Postby Brian H » Thu May 30, 2019 12:12 am

I'm 0 for 1 but the wind went to 2-3kts and I was the last one with a kite in the air . I have had 3 sessions on the 5m and it's amazing , I use a 55cm bar with 27m lines and I can ride it down to 10 kts on a 110 lift and im 140 lbs . I don't think it has the high end that I was looking for so now I need the 4m or the 3m


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