LeoLeal wrote: ↑Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:33 amHow can we compare Peak4 (Turns speed) versus Lei wave kites?
Peak4 8m, 6m, 5m and 4m.
Recently I tried my 5m2 and it's very fast, I have never flown any Lei kite larger than 8, and it was a long time ago, so I don't have any parameters to compare in the same wind speed.
Are you talking about waveboards or foilboards?
I have used the 5 m2 Peak4 on a day with wind for a 6½ to 7 m2 LEI on a waveboard.
Drifted soooo much better than the LEI, and I could stay higher on the wave.
Also could be turned on a dime whenever I wanted.
Then I took a 6 m2 LEI out, as the wind increased a tad - it was horrible, felt so heavy and slow in every way
Downside with the Peak was it was flapping like h... when walking in/out on the beach, felt uncomfortable somehow
On a foilboard I think the 5 corresponds to a 7 m2 LEI, and turns a bit faster.
But feels sooooo much lighter and easier to handle, difficult to explain
Still not sure about its capabilites when on a waveboard though.
The 8 is slow in my experience, maybe the same as a 10 m2 LEI which would be same size powerwise.
6 is pretty fast, but not in particular.
5 is fast yes, but 4 and 3 are REALLY fast (turning)
I think you are right, the smaller ones are faster than their powerwise corresponding LEI's, whereas when you go up in size, foil kites in general are the same or slower than their corresponding LEI's.