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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby max » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:39 pm

omg wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:07 am
I was about to buy the 5m but second guessing now; I'm 80kg (170lbs) and 633 Onda, for the range of (top end) gusting to 22 knots with average at 16 knots, and (low end) lows at avg. 12knots gusting to 14 knots, should I go for the 4m or 5m, please? This would be for "wave" foiling. After these winds I jump on my strapless surfboard with LEIs, so I would only buy one Peak.

Really need help here, and truly appreciate your feedback!

cannot really comment about which is best size however I did have a similar dilemma . . . and will find out next week if I chose well.

85 kg riding Moses 683S wing and trying also an MFC foil . . . purchased 4m for use in 13/14 to 19/20 knots. My kite should finally arrive next week so can comment again once I try it. I like the colours of the 4m better but that was not the reason for choosing the 4m. I almost always prefer to use the smallest kite I can get away with as smaller kites generally offer more fun.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby tomtom » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:49 pm

omg wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:07 am
I was about to buy the 5m but second guessing now; I'm 80kg (170lbs) and 633 Onda, for the range of (top end) gusting to 22 knots with average at 16 knots, and (low end) lows at avg. 12knots gusting to 14 knots, should I go for the 4m or 5m, please? This would be for "wave" foiling. After these winds I jump on my strapless surfboard with LEIs, so I would only buy one Peak.

Really need help here, and truly appreciate your feedback!

12-22 knot is two kite quiver sorry :) Choose if you prefer 12-15 or 15-22 then 5 or 4. There is no kite for wave freeride HF that give comfortable 12-22 knts /its 4 time difference in wind power/
If you insist on one peak go for 4. Its sweet size. But 12 knts will be PAIN

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby drsurf » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:00 pm

omg wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:07 am
I was about to buy the 5m but second guessing now; I'm 80kg (170lbs) and 633 Onda, for the range of (top end) gusting to 22 knots with average at 16 knots, and (low end) lows at avg. 12knots gusting to 14 knots, should I go for the 4m or 5m, please? This would be for "wave" foiling. After these winds I jump on my strapless surfboard with LEIs, so I would only buy one Peak.

Really need help here, and truly appreciate your feedback!
I'm not your weight, (65kg), but I use the Onda 633 most of the time and have the Peak4 3m and 5m. I like to use as small a kite as possible so I can let the foil "feel" the wave and use its power rather than have the kite pull me along, as well as have enough power to get back out again quickly and easily.

I use the 5m from 8 knots of steady wind up to 15 knots then rig the 3m for 15 to 25 knots. That pretty well covers 90% of the wind in our season. I think the 4m Peak4 may suit you best for the winds you describe so I would give that a go. I've had an 80kg local kiter use the 5m Peak4 comfortably in 10 knots with a Zeeko Spitfire so with a bit more wind as you have the 4m should be good.

However do not be surprised if after using the 4m you want the 5m Peak4. Once you've had a good session on a Peak4 it's hard to go back to any other kite on a surf foil like the 633. The drift and agility is so far ahead of any other kite you'll be wanting more. Considering the performance and low cost of the Peak4, having a couple of them is a logical outcome :D

Get your Peak4 and report back!

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby tomtom » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:46 pm

FYI Im 86kg naked - 202cm big guy - I also CAN ride on 5m /633/ in 10knts - but dont like it - its not where Peak shines. Peaks are 15knt+ kites - this is range where they are in league of they own.
In lower wind i prefer closed cell kites. I also can ride on 4 in 12 knots but again i will not enjoy it. And I ALWAYS ride smallest kite on water - no matter of rider sizes.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Armin Harich » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:17 pm

I personally prefer usually a doubleskin like SOUL or SONIC for kiting. But if you have challenging conditions like I had at the maledives nothing beat the PEAK 4 13.0 and a Hydrofoil.
If parks more easy in lighter wind in the air. Gusts, changing winddirections are no problems. That becomes all a lot easier. If I would have dropped my double skin here, for sure I had to swim.
I was riding with my Levitaz Shaka L and a short 60cm mast to not hit a reef here.
For our gusty lakes a home, the Peak is also the most easy to handle light wind weapon, if you ride a big hydrofoil wing.

Cheers, Armin
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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby foilholio » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:15 pm

Nice pics Armin, I take it from the cam on your arm a video is coming. What's the low end and upwind like on the 13m?
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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby tomtom » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:20 pm

Agree, challenging conditions are Peaks domain. I have 300m small inland lake in door front where are dont even dare ride with anything other than Peak.

And Armin i take advantage of you here :)
PLEASE smaller Peak than 3m PLEASE !!!

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby slowboat » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:32 pm

Yes, really need smaller than 3 meter Peak 4.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby stefFZ » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:12 am

FYI, a very good rider in France who is on LesFoilZ.com (Marc Blanc, this guy: http://www.lesfoilz.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=159) used to cut peaks and to make smaller ones out of them. It worked. That could be a possibility.

He is now riding on CA FireFlies as they come in 1.5 / 2.5 and 4m (and by the way re-launch from water is working perfect)

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Adventure Logs » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:56 am

Armin Harich wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:17 pm
I personally prefer usually a doubleskin like SOUL or SONIC for kiting. But if you have challenging conditions like I had at the maledives nothing beat the PEAK 4 13.0 and a Hydrofoil.
If parks more easy in lighter wind in the air. Gusts, changing winddirections are no problems. That becomes all a lot easier. If I would have dropped my double skin here, for sure I had to swim.
I was riding with my Levitaz Shaka L and a short 60cm mast to not hit a reef here.
For our gusty lakes a home, the Peak is also the most easy to handle light wind weapon, if you ride a big hydrofoil wing.

Cheers, Armin
I’d like to know the comfortable low end on that 13m. Thanks.


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