Slappysan wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:26 pm
tomtom wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Dont buy bigger than 5
Have you tried the 8m on the water tomtom?
The 5m is amazing at 10 knots but I'd like something for 8-9 knots too.
A friend has purchased the peak 8m, and hopefully I'll use it in 8-10 knots some time. The 8m peak turns a lot slower, and it has a lot more pull.
After flying 3,4,5m peaks in the last month, the soul was a bit of a let down when I used it in 9 knots the other day. I really missed the quick turning and drift of the peak. Most of all, I missed how easy it is to keep the peak in the air in light wind. With the soul (or any LEI), you're fighting gravity when you stop moving in light wind. I love how the peak floats like magic.
I've been using a 5m peak a lot recently, due to light wind at the moment, and prefer it over the 4m if I think the wind will drop below 13 knots. It's fine up to 20 knots. I'm 75kg. The 5m has a noticeable amount of extra grunt over the 4m, but still turns very responsively.
In another thread, Foil talks about his wife getting frustrated with foil kite launch and landing. The peak is the most hilariously easy kite I've ever launched or landed. It'd be good if someone could video self launching and landing it on the side of the wind window, the way it lays down on the ground as you walk towards it.
For anyone new to foil kites, here is a good method of packing the kite. If you leave a bar attached, and pack it carefully, then it's very fast to launch and land...