Bragnouff, If you were to have one dedicated snow / Hydrofoil kite what size Peak would you choose ?bragnouff wrote: ↑Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:22 pmDepends also where or how you ride, but if there's a bit of backcountry walking involved to access the snow line or the right ridge to setup, then the size and weight of your pack does matter a lot, and the Peak wins there. Also the Peak is arguably easier to fly or forget, which matters when negociating tricky terrain. But I'm not really jumping on snow, so the lift advantage of the twinskins don't matter too much for me.
I use the 8m below 14kts, the 5 from 11 up to 18-20, and a 7m LEI afterwards which is a pain to carry, but a joy to fly. But I just bought a 4m Peak so as to have all options covered in a light weight fashion.
Hopefully the season ahead is full of snow, and limits the amount of walking involved to reach good terrain.
I'm looking at 5 or 6m Peak 4 atm for both light wind hydrofoiling, and yet light enough to take on multi day Splitboard missions.
Living in Wellington its rare I need a light wind kite but for summer light wind days or roadtrips a Kite that stays in the sky quite appeals to me. Unfortunately I don't get down to snowfarm regularly enough to justify a snow quiver, but could happily throw a 1kg kite in on any trip