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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby BalsaMichel » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:41 pm

New size 6m² is available now.

Micha

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby drsurf » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:49 am

BalsaMichel wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:41 pm
New size 6m² is available now.

Micha
And should be in stock at your Flysurfer dealer.

My 6m Peak4 stock arrived today :D

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Flyboy » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:46 am

drsurf wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:49 am
BalsaMichel wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:41 pm
New size 6m² is available now.

Micha
And should be in stock at your Flysurfer dealer.

My 6m Peak4 stock arrived today :D
Be interested to hear how it performs. I'm thinking the 6m may be just the ticket - a little more power than the 5m to get going in 10 knots+ but still fast enough to be "surfable".

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby cwood » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:00 am

Regis-de-giens wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:34 pm
a short video of a test in very light wind (too light for fun); sorry the camera is not focussed on the kite, but at least you can see probably the easiest / faster launch of any foil kite (except Firefly even more easy)
Is this Cannes? Really looks like what I remember.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby cwood » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:08 am

jumptheshark wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:17 pm
@ Kitewin, I think you bought the wrong one. Have been on LEI kites for the better part of the last 17 years. All manner of board, including foil. You can't in good conscience judge any kite model properly based on the larger sizes. An 8m Peak is to the 5m, what a 12m LEI is to an 8m. Drastically different. Remember the Peak was not built as a hydrofoiling kite. The 5, 4, and 3m emerged as a surprise discovery and the 8m was pretty much universally panned by the early adopters. It only came into this thread wayyyyyyy later as those looking for sub 10 knot riding have flooded in and seem happy to put up with a slow kite for the relative safety of not dropping it. That was never part of the early conversation, their speed, handling and depower were the primary highlights.... all of which are lame by comparison in light air sized kites.

The small peaks are simply the easiest kites to fly for anyone with any sort of kiting experience. Takes no time to get them to work, and only a little longer to get them to shine. The 3m is the most sublime trainer kite in novice hands and light winds I've ever seen, even when compared to purpose built trainer kites. It behaves exactly the same in 30 knots as pictured below. The power production is a bit different from LEI, I would argue better, but no bigger difference than the variability among the broad range of LEI kites out there. Certainly a lot more like an LEI than a close cell foil, that does things like accelerate and pull harder when sheeting out in some situations. No, the peak is dead simple and user friendly to fly. Take the overwhelming advice that has been repeated many times in this thread. Start with the 5m.

I've never tried the 8m. Probably won't, unless your looking to sell cheap.

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I can back that comment up. I had a demo 8m for a few weeks and pretty much hated it compared to my Souls. Flapped like hell and developed very little power. I bought a 4m as my big wing, high wind cruiser and with my Moses 679 and 25 knots its a blast. I will be trying it down from 21m lines to 17 to give me more wind range.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby bragnouff » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:20 am

cwood wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:08 am
I had a demo 8m for a few weeks and pretty much hated it compared to my Souls. Flapped like hell and developed very little power.
It sounds like it wasn't trimmed properly... Should be trimmed and/or used in a windrange where there's virtually no flapping.

I agree the 8 is nowhere near as fun as the 5, but it's not a dog by any stretch. It happily replaces my single strut 12m. And it's absolutely brilliant on the snow.
If you're used to the Souls, though, I can understand how different it feels.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Regis-de-giens » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:36 am

cwood wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:00 am
Regis-de-giens wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:34 pm
a short video of a test in very light wind (too light for fun); sorry the camera is not focussed on the kite, but at least you can see probably the easiest / faster launch of any foil kite (except Firefly even more easy)
Is this Cannes? Really looks like what I remember.
Hi, not that far but not exactly. It is in Nice, "promenade des Anglais", 40 km more to the est of France vs Cannes. I have some videos in Cannes if you search pulsion cannes for example.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:48 pm

BalsaMichel wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:41 pm
New size 6m² is available now.

Micha

Best news I have heard in a long time - gonna order one :thumb:

8) Peter

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Janus » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:05 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:48 pm
BalsaMichel wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:41 pm
New size 6m² is available now.

Micha

Best news I have heard in a long time - gonna order one :thumb:

8) Peter
Sure? it's blue again.. :wink: :lol:

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby jumptheshark » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:37 pm

I remember reading that the 5 is something like 5.5 m2 flat area.

Ny insiders know the actual canopy sizes on the range of Peak4

Would imagine this new size is 6+


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