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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby ieism » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:33 pm

jumptheshark wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:20 pm
How much are people finding is too much on the 3m ?
About 6 hours is the maximum for me, but im old.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby jumptheshark » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:40 am

6hrs is legendary!

But I meant wind.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby geron » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:20 am

For me, 3 beer’s is max jaja

Someone has to try these born kites, they all look really interesting (including the high aspect ones)

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby FlyingRoots » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:43 am

khaakon wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:00 am

You may be quite happy with a P4 5m is my guess. Except for progress in jumping (or jumping at all) with the P4, and not the best upwind perf. But if you get really good friends with this kite, you can use on the water also. The P4 will probably also be easy so sell later, and progress with a nice jumpy foilkite.
Thanks khaakon for your answer, really helpful ! Quick question, when you say no jumping at all, is there really no lift apart from small gliding moments from stip slopes when snowkiting or you can still have some fun 1-2meters jumps in landboard on flat with the correct edging and technique ? (I am quite light ~64kg)
From what I read on the forum I got that no big jumps are possible with the Peak4 but it is unclear if small tricks are also off the list (like samll jumps, grabs, rotations) that I'd like to give a try on lands.

Peak 5 m seems like a good match indeed, I will check if there is any second hand available.
Thanks again!

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Onda » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:58 pm

Hi all you Peak lovers,
I´m super happy with my 5 m² Peak4. Now I´m contemplating on getting the 8 m² version as well.
The 5 m² works for me from 11/12 kts until maybe 17 kts (75 kg / Moses 633).

Will the 8 m² cover 8/9 kts to 12 kts?
Would be very interested to hear about your experiences regarding the wind range of the 8 m².

Many thanks in advance :-)
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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby khaakon » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:59 pm

Yes sorry I was a bit definitive in that statement. As you said yourself, it is quite possible to do some jumping with the Peaks. They're just not really the kites for jumping, if thats your main thing. But you can use them for practice, and maybe as a careful approach to jumps - as they are more on the safe side and not VERY lifty. And then later progress to different kites for more lift and float. But the timing and feeling will be somewhat different from the Peaks.

* If you look around on YT, you'll sure find videos of ppl flying Peaks and jumping with ATBs.. *..and skis & snowboards.
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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby drsurf » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:32 pm

jumptheshark wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:20 pm
How much are people finding is too much on the 3m ?
Hi jumptheshark.

At 65kg I use the 3m Peak4 from 14 to 25 knots on a Moses 679 surf foil. It does depend on your weight and what you want to do.

I like to use the smallest P4 I can and surf the foil on small waves and swell. Once the wind gets above 25 knots the pull from the kite with the wind at you back makes for too much speed and therefore too little depower to match wave speed. However for touring, lawn mowing and tricks you can use the 3m to 30 knots with my weight.

It's a sweet kite and very fast. Often it's my most used kite in the windiest part of the season. It's also the least expensive kite in the range so there's not really an excuse for not having one. Of course this excuse applies to all sizes of Peak4 kites :lol: :lol:
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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby jumptheshark » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:51 pm

Thanks,

I have the 3m and have now found my top end for functional wave foiling, and was wondering where others are finding theirs.

We had sustained 35+ knots on wed. It was not really gusting over 38, nor lulling below 34 but even in that narrow range was starting to feel a bit too jerky on the 3m for uninterrupted wave foiling. The water state was of course incredibly challenging as well. I found it essential to keep some solid rear line tension to keep the power band manageable, but was simply over done in that much wind. Could make my way up to the break and certainly down winding back was the most enjoyable portion of the session, but the time spent in the best spot was really challenging and I spent a lot of time in the water. Managed a few turns, but nothing like what its like in a bit less wind. Had their been just 5 less knots I think it could have been magic. Anyway, really just want to spark some conversation as to the top end of the smallest one for actually riding waves and trying to maintain the type of freedom and carving the kite affords closer to the middle of its range. I got a 3, to avoid survival kiting, but it seems there are still days when that is what Im left with! For me at 77 kg 1100cm2 wing, 30 knots is likely where it starts to become a bit much and I will likely end up opting for a 3.5m tube kite on the really big days.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby Janus » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:17 pm

27kts is the max for me on the3m. 70kg


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