Not much difference between Peak 13 and Soul 12 in terms of low wind capabilities. Peak has less power spike, but is much easier to handle because develops power more gradually, and turns much better which compensates for the lower AR.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:27 pm
Have never flown a FS Soul, but I would imagine it to have okay peak power, somewhat more than the Peak4, so able to start in less wind on a foil (similar sized) - but according to you not the case, if they start in the same wind?
Agree the Peak4 has awesome "you wont have to swim" abilites when wind drops, great, on cost of going a tad lower upwind.
But something seems wrong if you can not start earlier with the Soul?
Yes, but less for big wings that have more drag. One short peak is not enough if you want to continue to fly on the foil.
If it's collapsing with a front stall, I would sheet the bar in hard. Same thing on the bigger peaks, if they are about to collapse as you head towards them, yank in hard on the bar. I'd be after back line tension, rather than pulling the front lines.F-Bear wrote: ↑Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:52 pmThe problem I'm having is the Peak will suddenly without warning just fold up..this happens when I am not moving, just sitting in the water with the board on my feet or floating by board getting ready to put it on my feet. Probably getting some big holes in the wind, or swirls or whatever, and the poor kite just can't keep tension. It literally folds up, and instantly the front lines are very very slack. I've tried pulling the front lines to recover but no joy.
Any advice on how to fly the kite to help keep it in the air? Like sheet in more or less? Keep it moving? This is hard for me....I need one hand to get the board on my feet ! Looking for ideas...
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