Adventure Logs wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Horst, I’m trying to decide between a 5 and 8m and am wondering if have flown both and see an advantage of one over the other. I have a Soul 6m which I love and plan on having the Peak for a travel kite and for those spots that are tricky with wind shadows. Plus the kite just intrigues and at its prices, why not.
I think this is about your individual demand, as it sounds for travel, the 8 m² Peak + 6 m² Soul can make sense. (20 m² canopy overall)
You just have to accept that you will feel a lot more of the often described cons of peaks in sub 10 knts.
For myself I would prefer 10 Soul + 4 Peak for the same windrange, for better (re)launch and boosting in the lower winds and better surfing in the high end. But for the costs of a bit higher pricing, packing volume and weight for sure. (24 m² canopy overall) as said depends on how much you counting every gramm.
Never tested the 8 m² Peak but would expect it to be to big for my 64 kg and my personal demands.
Have been very happy with my travel quiver which has been 9 m² Sonic², 5 m² and 3 m² Peak4 (25 m² canopy), good overlap inbetween and very good complement for all typs of spot conditions.