jatem wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:59 am
tomtom wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:14 pm
I going to Fuerte next week to HF and im hoping for some HF wave riding.
Have you been able to try wave foiling with the peak 4 yet? Mine should arrive tomorrow.
Yea, Unfortunately there was rare period of low wind on fuerte so i just rode 2 times on 5m - and quite underpowered.
Other time I rode closed cell foil and 9m LEI kite.
So here is my review in points:
There is very rest pull on peaks and if you let bar - you are on your own like if you ditch kite - it take me a while to get use to. We unconsciously use this rest pull as stabilizing vector.
So it was little bit challenging for me, especially in waves
It doesnt body drag very well - there was just on shore wind + waves here and going out was more challenging than Closed cell.
It goes upwind worse than Closed cell kite.
Self launch/land is bless - this is first really "i can kite alone" kite. I can self lauch land any other kite - but it is always complication - not so with peak.You have all self L/L arsenal at you dispose,
Hot start - is no so hot - Landing hot - landing on edge - release it on leash /without drama and any kite wear/ - anchor L/L whatever even standard asisted L/L work like LEI...
Stability while depowered - It just is... It has to be experienced.
So classical - go out in weak onshore - while big waves push you towards shore - manipulating with foil - and not flying kite for second - bum - kite is in water. Big waves coming - slack you line 5m bum... every bodyknow it...
With peak - you must steer it to water. Period.
You have just nice kite that turn fast - and its goes down very slow when on side and doesnt require constant upper line tension. It drifts very vell, better than wave lei and better than my closed cell foil. It weight nothing, bag looks like for T shirt and not for kite /so small/.
So conclusion - i sell my LEIs completely - will using closed cell foil in low wind and peaks from there.
Its not low wind kite though.
Never relaunch it - but all leis that i saw go to drink swim anyway - included my - Peaks dont go to drink unless you steer them for.
Im talking about 10-14 knots onshore in waves.