Hi Sailboard.Sailboard wrote: ↑Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:21 pmHello all ,
Excuse me for my English !
To read you I am really tempted by a 5m for the Foil wave. I'm not the type to drop my wings, but the relaunch questions me! (On the lake among other capricious winds ..)
On the leading edge in reverse the peak does not take off again?
On the trailing edge: full window from the front is that right?
Thanks for the quick answer did you see my email ?Onda wrote: ↑Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:15 amFlamax, Ouddorp is my main spot. So next time, let´s meet and you can test my 5 m Peak!
Have you been in Ouddorp last Saturday? I saw two guys, one with a Cloud / Flysurfer...
I have the Peak4 5 m² since recently (my first foil kite) and I´m super happy with it. Every session with it I discover another aspect of it and I get happier and happier
I have zero worries about relaunch, simply because it is very very unrealistic to ever put this kite into the water (unless you make a massive steering mistake). Even in the lightest of winds it stays in the sky stable as a rock, you can totally forget about this kite and focus on walking / dragging / swimming back to the beach in case the wind should not be enough to foil. My Naish Boxer 2020 10 m² (which I regarded a very nice foil kite, originally) feels like a sluggish stone in the sky, constantly wanting to fall down, compared to the Peak.
I think I´ll buy the 8 m Peak as well which, together with the 5 m Peak, will make the 10 and 8 m Boxers obsolete.
This kite is not for racing or traveling in straight lines. It is so super playful and turns so easily that I find myself doing gybes all the time. Even in super light wind it makes gybing super easy as you never have to be worried that the kite might fall out of the sky when riding into it.
20 knots is pretty excessive wind for the 5m Peak 4, for me it's sweet spot is 12-14 knots. Sadly I find that in those wind ranges when I try and reverse launch it the LE fills up with water and just pivots when I pull on the back lines instead of lifting out of the water.Jzh_perth wrote: ↑Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:11 pmPeak 4 5m exactly 3 times, always in strong (20kt) wind in open ocean. Every time the kite has crashed leading edge down and the trailing edge has been able to sit up catching the wind. From this position it’s a simple reverse launch like every other foil kite. I think in a different position / light wind/ water on canopy it would be very different.
I can't respond to your PM yet because I do not have enough posts yet.Onda wrote: ↑Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:31 pmHi Janus,
I understood that the sizes above 5 m² are less enjoyable.
That´s why I focus on the 8 m² instead of the 11 m². If I could ride it between 9/10 and 13/14 kts with the 8 m² (with Moses 633) it would be fine for me. I don´t want to ride in very low winds as I´m not riding inland / on lakes.
You can fly the kite without lines to have the kite really close.
We often get dried seaweed that can catch a bridle line and remain in the canopy during flight. Maybe you had a temporary problem like this and it eventually righted itself.