tomtom wrote: ↑Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:27 amSimply put - Peaks are not more powerful m2 to m2 than Souls/FRS - they are about equal /max 10% difference/
Maybe if you are inexperienced Peak can have more accesible power at lower kite speed.
FRS have much better handling than Soul. FRS 9 is faster turning than both 8 Soul and 8m Peak. Soul have best aerodynamical performance.
Hmmm, but odd, as one should expect a double skin kite to have more (peak) power and pull, but maybe the difference is so small, that it cant be felt, and also made even because Peak4 is lighter thus even more power on demand.
Sorry, I am not convinced a heavier kite (air mass or fabric) can give more start pull in light winds, as I think you can not utilize "pinwheeling" to assemble energy that can be shot for the start - as you lose the same or more than you could gain is my take.
So in the small sizes, there are hardly any difference size by size in power, whereas in medium and bigger sizes there are, double skin high AR has more power.
Good to get input so we know, without having tried "everything" ourselves