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Re: Peak4 13m, How To Get Home

Postby bitxopalo » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:26 am

I have the 11m. I also struggle gibing downwind. As other said I usually point upwind to tension, turn the Kite first then I follow the Kite.

Under 6knot sometimes losse tension and the Kite colapse, in that case left the bar and pull as hard as you can from the front lines... I usually recover and keep foiling

If I am very close to the shore, I sometimes... Try downlooping but, until now poor succes.

In sub 6knot conditions, you must be ready to swim, your best friend is a big board (wing type is perfect)

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Re: Peak4 13m, How To Get Home

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:35 am

Not many has talked about line length.

Using 28-30 meter lines on the 11 or 13 m2 makes looping and downlooping much better and easier.

Even with the 8 m2 i use 28 m lines because of 8 knots of wind only and slow turning.

6 m2 and down, short 21 m lines, no advantage really with longer, and even shorter works for some riders.

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Re: Peak4 13m, How To Get Home

Postby elguapo » Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:04 pm

Ii use (primarily) a MFC hydros.. I don’t remember if it’s the 1250 or 1400.

Pretty sure you can pump most surf foils back to shore ...just use pull the power from your legs up...esp if/when waves and wind is working with you.

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