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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby geron » Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:53 pm

[/quote] tomtom
I have too much fun so not much time for stab experimenting :)
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I understand jaja; but I apréciate you have settled with the same combination, thanks.

+6m>world= With the 6m on the back, you can conquer the world” haha

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby luca » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:42 pm

Hey..

one question. What windrange will the 8m Peak 4 have on Snow and on the Hydrofoil?
What do you think? I am not sure which size to buy at the moment.

KR

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby jumptheshark » Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:54 pm

No replies?!

Think the reports are generally around 8-12 on foil, but its somewhat slow to fly.

Would also love to hear peoples experiences on snow with the various sizes.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby bragnouff » Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:59 pm

luca wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:42 pm
Hey..

one question. What windrange will the 8m Peak 4 have on Snow and on the Hydrofoil?
What do you think? I am not sure which size to buy at the moment.

KR
windrange on the snow is heavily dependent on preferences, skills, snow and terrain conditions,... I'm using the 8 for sub 15kts riding on a snowboard. There's some usable pull from about 5kts, but of course, this limits you to staying on exposed ridges, nothing too steep, etc... I find the 8 to be still quite nimble on the snow, and it's no big deal to work the shit out of it to find some power. Which is the riding style I prefer, instead of having to spill excesses of power. As such, this does the job for me as my biggest kite. Some friends have the 11, and we can ride along in the same conditions, but I'm moving my kite more, and it's turning faster and also moving faster in the air. Maybe slightly smaller spikes of absolute power than a 11m, but more of them, and in more precisely controlled places, that evens it out overall.
On hydrofoil, about 9-14kts, for 100kg on medium surf foil. That's also my sweet windrange on the snow, as you can start to go everywhere you want, go deeper into valleys, go upwind AND uphill without too much effort.
While the 8 is a pretty good kite for hydrofoiling, it is really brilliant on the snow.
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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby borist » Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:37 am

Kitefoiling on ~1000cm2 foil wing I find 8m Peak equal to 12m strutless lei but slightly harder to waterstart with (180 lbs). That makes my low end ~8 kts but not much fun to ride, mowing the lawn and paying extra attention not to slacken the lines during jibes as the kite likes to roll leading edge under if line tension is not maintained when downlooping. 9-10 kts is the sweet spot when kite feels quite nimble. By 12-13 kts it feels too big as I'm sheeting out often to depower.
I don't snowkite

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:39 am

I find my 8 m2 corresponds to a 10-11 m2 onestrut or strutless, as I can ride from 8 knots with an 11-1200 cm2 wing being 77 kg.

With my 12 m2 strutless I can ride from 7 knots, so go a tad lower but not much.
A 10 m2 light LEI means just over 8 knots on 30 m lines is my lowend.

27 m lines on Peak4 8, and 30 m lines on LEI kites, used always when wind below 10 knots, also on even bigger foilkites for 5-7 knots.

Yesterday out where the wind started at 9 knots, ideal for the Peak4 8 m2, but when I got out around 15 knots was present - no problem surviving, but it WAS survival, not fun at all, had to keep the kite high in jibes, also when going straight, to avoid getting hammered on deathruns.
A 4 or 5 m2 would fit this wind better - but of course, when I went ashore and took my 4 out, the wind dropped again to fit the 8 :lol: (which I had not packed down - NEVER pack your smaller or bigger kite down if you go change)
Winter dark and rainy conditions, and wind is often fickle....

I dont snowkite either, but can see those who do ride quite big sizes, seemingly using the same sizes as when foiling?
But I remember from earlier many years ago, when snowkiting occasionally, that if flat and you dont need to go uphill for longer tracks, you can ride with a lot smaller size on snow, as long as it can hang in the air - here the Peaks would shine I think.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby luca » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:53 am

Thanks.

I am not sure which size to buy if it will be the 6m or 8m.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:17 am

luca wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:53 am
Thanks.

I am not sure which size to buy if it will be the 6m or 8m.

If you reveal your conditions on the water, typical winds and waves, and what type of riding you prefer (and gear, foils and other kitesizes you got or want to get rid of), it would be easier, if you want help to choose?

8) Peter

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby luca » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:07 am

Normally I am riding tubes.
Searching for a Snowkite kite for 8-15 knots gusting up a little bit more.

On the water when foiling I normally use my 10m onestrutter. But if the Peak would work fine as well, could be a additional option when the water is warm enough in the case of swimming because of bad relaunch.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Horst Sergio » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:02 am

Finally found time to upload the last: how to launch video



description has been given here:

https://kj4l.com/?p=291
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