F-Bear wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:21 pm
Hi all, quick question: which size Peak4 will continue to fly in the lowest wind? That is, static flying....not riding? I've got a 5m and trying to decide it a larger size would assist with my local wind conditions of excessive lulls. I am guessing the 13m is the answer, but am not sure.
F-Bear, I have appreciated your comments about the Peak and other foil kites. I am curious what the answer is for your location. FS stock specs from their peak4 wind range page have the 5+ m sizes all floating in 3 knot wind. These specs might have been driven from a snow-kite usage. Hopefully, others will chime in on real world experience.
Personally my largest peak 4 is the 5m, I am more excited about adding a larger front foil wing to get going in that next lighter increment of wind. I am 85kg/190 lb on a Moses 633 /1250cm front wing. Would a 5m Peak4 on a 2000 sq. cm wing be equivalent starting conditions to a 8m/11m/13m on a 1250 sq cm wing?
Best of luck in your pursuit.
PEAK4 3 4 5 8 11 13
Land (knots) 4-38 4-32 3-26 3-20 3-15 3-13
The wind range chart is to be used as a point of reference. It is based on a rider who weighs around 75kg (165lbs.) Actual use will vary depending on your weight, skill level, board size/type (twintip or hydrofoil) and wind conditions on water or land. When choosing a kite size, always use common sense and repeatedly choose a smaller size if you are not sure, especially when using the kite on land.