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Nelis
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Re: the Hawk from Pansh

Postby Nelis » Wed Aug 02, 2023 9:56 am

I just ordered a 4m. Curious to have my first Pansh in hand/in air. In all the single skin hype, small size double skins sometimes seems to be forgotten as an option. The Peak got popular partly due to it's price, well, this is unbeatable in that regard. Let's see what it brings. For me this kite will sit below my 6m single strut in the range.

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Re: the Hawk from Pansh

Postby Avo » Wed Aug 02, 2023 10:58 am

I had the same thoughts.
More upwind, more depower, better jumping and relaunch abilities.
In these small sizes in strong winds, most of the benefits from single skins in terms of drift and stability are less obvious. Please let us know your final impressions after you have tested it well. Thanks
Avo

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Re: the Hawk from Pansh

Postby merl » Thu Aug 03, 2023 11:21 am

I've owned the 4m for a short while and can compare with single skins. In the kind of winds where you use these sizes then most kites drift well enough, this is true. I found the kite pretty nice to use with not too much bar pressure. But the big difference for me was that the hawk was not as tolerant to gusts as single skins and hybrids. In very gusty winds around 20-24 knots average I found that it could fall out of the sky maybe once in a session. They are high enough aspect ratio that relaunch can take a while (the kite can twist easily). I never had this happen with peaks/firefly/FShybrid kites. Otherwise, once I tweaked the mixer to eliminate excessive backstall I found the 4m hawk easy to fly and of course great value for money.

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Re: the Hawk from Pansh

Postby jyka » Thu Aug 03, 2023 2:20 pm

I'm looking for a foil kite (to hydrofoiling) comparable to flysurfer hybrid. Needs to be water relaunchable. Would genesis work, or hawk? And which size would be good to similar in power to 8-9m LEI?


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