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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby dave1986 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:47 pm

Which 2 Flysurfer Peak kites would you choose for a 90kg rider using a Moses 633 hydrofoil in low to medium winds?

I'm thinking 11m and 5m... would you agree?

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby slowboat » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:52 pm

dave1986 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:47 pm
Which 2 Flysurfer Peak kites would you choose for a 90kg rider using a Moses 633 hydrofoil in low to medium winds?

I'm thinking 11m and 5m... would you agree?
I think that gap is too big. Go with either 11/8 or 8/5 if you are limiting yourself to 2 Peaks.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby F-Bear » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:14 am

Hello all. I got my 5m Peak4 and took it for a quick test flight in a field. Wind was only 1-3 knots, but WOW. THIS KITE IS AWESOME !!!!!

So easy to fly, turns great, and the "pull a steering line and make it spin around" trick is so cool. The fact that it even flew in that weak wind is testament to its awesomeness...

I do have a question. I'll be trying to get max power out of it in low winds, to get up and ride on the hydrofoil......does it flap both when over-sheeted AND under-sheeted ? I assume it always flaps when under-sheeted, but I did not get to fly it long enough to figure out the over-sheeted side. wind died...not even a Peak4 can fly in 0-1 knot wind. From what I read, you sheet-in until it flaps and then sheet out a bit until it stops....and that is max possible power at that moment?

thanks in advance for the help...this kite seems very sensitive to sheeting so I am thinking it will make me a better flier and learn to really feel the kite.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby PrfctChaos » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:32 am

slowboat wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:52 pm
dave1986 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:47 pm
Which 2 Flysurfer Peak kites would you choose for a 90kg rider using a Moses 633 hydrofoil in low to medium winds?

I'm thinking 11m and 5m... would you agree?
I think that gap is too big. Go with either 11/8 or 8/5 if you are limiting yourself to 2 Peaks.
I don't know. 5m is my biggest and I would be tempted to add a 13m if anything. 3m, 5m, 13m would be pretty good I think. I am sure that the 5m would be rideable by the time the 13 is overpowered...

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby jakemoore » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:17 am

dave1986 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:47 pm
Which 2 Flysurfer Peak kites would you choose for a 90kg rider using a Moses 633 hydrofoil in low to medium winds?

I'm thinking 11m and 5m... would you agree?
5 8.

4 5 is even better with a more efficient bigger kite

5 peak and 10 or 12 Soul.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby jakemoore » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:34 am

F-Bear wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:14 am
I do have a question. I'll be trying to get max power out of it in low winds,
Max power for a waterstart happens just as the trailing edge flutter disappears or maybe when there is just a tiny tremor in the trailing edge. It’s nice to set the bar to over sheet for that stunt kite feeling but you have to develop the feeling for the sweet spot because it is a soft touch.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby bragnouff » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:30 am

PrfctChaos wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:32 am
I am sure that the 5m would be rideable by the time the 13 is overpowered...
Maybe, but you'd miss out on using kites in their sweet spot. And it's good to have at least a tiny bit of overlap because the wind is never 100% constant. I find the gap between 5 and 8 to be just right in that regard. I'd assume a 13m would be a handful in 12kts, and even if surely you can hold onto it, it probably won't be that fun to ride. Slow turning big kite that is even slower because it is depowered, and fluttering all the times...

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby LeoLeal » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:08 pm

Hey Guys.
I'm about to order a Peak4 8m, but I still in doubt.

My mainly concern is about the upwind ability.

1) Will This kite have more upwind ability than a wave kite (Neo or Drifter)? Let's say that both are in the sweet spot and using a foil board.
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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby a99 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:27 pm

What is perfect in such kite that its dont fall in 3-5 knots as all Lei neo and etc wil fall. For me better have dont falling kite than few more upwing degrees. More concern about turning speed.

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Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Postby tomtom » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:10 am

LeoLeal wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:08 pm
Hey Guys.
I'm about to order a Peak4 8m, but I still in doubt.

My mainly concern is about the upwind ability.

1) Will This kite have more upwind ability than a wave kite (Neo or Drifter)? Let's say that both are in the sweet spot and using a foil board.
No, tad worse than Neo. But much better kite in all other aspect. Do not buy 8 - buy 5. - Use different kite for Peak 8 range. Superlight LEI or closed cell foil kite. I think they should make it more high aspect and high performance oriented /like single skin paraglider/ - in these bigger sizes 8+ Then i will be interested. /And im sure that it will lead this way/


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