After reading all this topic I decided to try the Peak as I felt it should be something what I'm missing on a big wing (1325cm) surf hydrofoil in those marginal 7-12 knots. I currently use Airush Wave and Ultras for that and being indeed very light kites I was still missing a drift when playing on the wave.
My first and only session sofar was in 18-22 knots on a Peak 5m with standart 21m lines. I generally felt very overpowered that conditions, adjuster was half way and mostly on streched out arms. The flapping is not an issue if you try to keep some line tension, but there was another issue with the kite when you let try to fly kite very fast from powerzone to the edge of the wind window or if the gust hits - the kite wrinkles along the canopy, so literally shrinking the leading and trailing edges together, then loosing power and tending to go down and even collapsing the lower ear. It looked like it isealy could invert in that position, but under given conditions (sideshore and 3 degrees water temp.) I didn't want to provoke the kite do that...
So my question would be is it possble to invert that kite when overpowered, has someone experienced somthing like that?
Regarding the drift this kite is realy the first kite that realy has one... Just park it above and surf the wave, forget flying the kite around and concentrate on your turns
And at the same time it was very intuitive as there was enough feedback on the lines to know you are still attached to the kite.
I think it's THE KITE for downwinders on a hydrofoil