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Peter Franks opinion about Peak 4

Postby tomtom » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:20 am

Self explaining title.

I think its clear now that you did not like it as much as others. Or?
What is your opinion? Im quite interested

:)

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Re: Peter Franks opinion about Peak 4

Postby jumptheshark » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:14 pm

Pretty interested to hear his opinion too.

Peter?

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Re: Peter Franks opinion about Peak 4

Postby jaros » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:11 pm

tomtom wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:20 am
I think its clear now that you did not like it as much as others.
Why do you say that? Have you read somewhere about this? I have not seen anything from him on this subject. And I am interested also... :D

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Re: Peter Franks opinion about Peak 4

Postby tomtom » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:52 pm

We will see :)

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Re: Peter Franks opinion about Peak 4

Postby tomtom » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:18 pm

or maybe not - just to keep it up

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Re: Peter Franks opinion about Peak 4

Postby slowboat » Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:16 pm

PF is busy winging

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Re: Peter Franks opinion about Peak 4

Postby tomtom » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:05 pm

It looks like :)

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Re: Peter Franks opinion about Peak 4

Postby jaros » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:32 pm

Or maybe he is not looking trough this forum (Foil kites)?

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Re: Peter Franks opinion about Peak 4

Postby tomtom » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:51 am

just keep it up from time to time...

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Re: Peter Franks opinion about Peak 4

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:55 pm

tomtom wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:20 am
Self explaining title.

I think its clear now that you did not like it as much as others. Or?
What is your opinion? Im quite interested

:)
I just got them, 3 and 5 m2, here last thursday :thumb:

A few hours later, I just unpacked and tried flying the 3 m2 in 12 to 16 knots to trim and get an idea, when I was out kitefoiling at my favorite spot.
Had taken a vacation day from work, actually my birthday, so loads of time, but had many things I had to do.

Out with a 5 m2 tube first, after having checked and trimmed the 3 m2.

A bit later, I took the 3 m2 (as it was rigged up and ready on land) and went out on the Ketos 1200 wing with a 118 pocket board, knowing it was waaaaay too little wind, but managed to ride a bit back and fourth, looping to get up, and sining to keep foiling, and then the wind dropped even further.

I could have taken the 5 m2 Peak4 now, would have been perfectly sized I imagine, but it was late and cold and had to go.

So no, I havent tried them yet, except some flying and trimming and testing on land.

Nice powerspike, turns superfast, and impressed it did not flutter and flap much, actually not a all unless sheeted out :rollgrin:
A bit difficult to control the angle, in this light wind, but I know from "too small" kites for a given wind, this is to be expected.

But can say nothing till later.

Oh, got a bar too, quite nice in fact - didnt mount the 5th line safety, will do later just to see how it works.

Sorry, only had them a few days, and did not ride for real yet :wink:

Not in a hurry, and can ride every day here, so taking it day by day till it all fall in place - riding waveboards too, wingfoil, occasionally surf, so not always kitefoil - but by far what I do the most (on my mediocre level), no doubt.

Thanks for asking about my opinion, will get back when I have some real experience :D

8) Peter

PS: Thanks for pointing me in this thread jumptheshark, I never read the main page, always directly to the forums, only read the hydrofoil section, and now and then the kitesurfing section, thats it, so would never have seen it...


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