Flyboy wrote: ↑
Fri May 08, 2020 6:42 pm
So are you saying the Peter Frank universe has no longer has any place in it for tube kites?
It has to be said, while keeping a single skin foil out of the water while kite foiling seems pretty realistic, it seems like it would be a bit more problematic when wave riding more aggressively with a SB. Even though dropping the kite in waves doesn't happen that often ... it does happen: dipping the kite too close to the water while bottom turning, misjudging the wave breaking & getting washed towards the kite & losing line tension etc. These are likely to be session ending events with a Peak4, I imagine.
Again... I'm with Pete.
Not sure just yet. Will seriously consider and likely cave into my want for a 4 and then 3m Peak. No...... no, I have more than enough.... but they really are different..... no,,, no, in real big conditions, your gonna want that relaunch..... cmon,,,,, you know your never going to put it in the drink, its a different style.... no, you wanna loop, you want that drift launch.... they are practically brand new single strut and perfect..... nah maybe I could sell em and get a 4m right away... f***!
No seriously. I have to have a few sessions on big swell in real 25+ knots and be "disappointed" to want to shed my quiver of single strut LEIs. Big conditions... are different.
The Peak is all that and a bag of chips, but I still want to drift launch, and on the really meaty days, I pretty much always ditch my kite multiple times and very much appreciate that I can pop it back up stress free EVERY TIME.