Regis-de-giens wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:38 am
Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:48 pm
Just weighed my 8 m2, some sand in it, with bridles and connections it weighed 1240 gram, so the very same
Peter, one question since you own a light doubld skin Pulsion 15m.
Pulsion vs peak4, which kite flies on less wind with working the kite (loops) and without working (zenith ) ?
Hi - a good question.
Meaning, I dont know
I can fly the 15 m2 Pulsion when working it, in 1-2 knots.
Parked I need 4 knots, and have to keep it around 12 with a risk of collapsing if a lull comes along, but happens rarely, much more stable than a race kite.
With the Peak4's a little more in doubt, as I only got an 8 as the biggest (have had an 11, sold it as too little additional peak power compared to the small ones), so I rarely have them out in this wind, far away from rideable wind.
With the Pulsion my low end for riding on a foil (@78 kg) is 5 knots wind, and I use it op to 6 or 7 knots of wind max, and then switch to a 12 m2 strutless first, and from 8 knots the 8 m2 Peak4.
I have had my Peak4's out where the wind dropped as in TOTALLY, not even ½ knot of wind.
Luckily on the beach.
I could run backwards and fly the kite up and around, but that does not count, as it is 2-3 knots you can walk/run backwards easily.
It makes no sense to compare different sizes, should be a 13 m2 Peak4 to compare, but it has less powerspike than the Pulsion (the 11 has less).
I would think the Peak4 can hang in at least the same, maybe a fraction less wind than a corresponding Pulsion, is my best guess based on indirect experiences
But when flown, I dont think there is this difference, maybe only a tad in favor of the Pulsion, being a "cleaner" more efficient kite. Again, best guess and feel.