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[*] posted on 6-19-2018 at 05:04 AM


Quote: Originally posted by eric67m  
It's time to reactivate the peak thread.

So I have several peak kites but just one bar and line set. My line set has quite a bit of wear in places. If I were to replace them, where are the flysurfer ones available or can I use most any depower line set?



Eric, I was going through some kite stuff yesterday and noticed that I have a fair number of extra clam clear adjustment lines that came as extras with Peak bars. They are gun metal grey. I don't have any particular use for them so if that line is part of your worn out parts please contact me and I can send you a couple of these. Steve




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[*] posted on 6-19-2018 at 06:00 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  

Eric, I was going through some kite stuff yesterday and noticed that I have a fair number of extra clam clear adjustment lines that came as extras with Peak bars. They are gun metal grey. I don't have any particular use for them so if that line is part of your worn out parts please contact me and I can send you a couple of these. Steve


I'll have to pull out my lines and check. I'm sure that trim adjuster line has some wear at this point...

The lines that I am concerned with are the main lines. The sheathing is pretty much gone.

I hopefully will have my kites out this weekend to check.




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[*] posted on 6-19-2018 at 03:30 PM


Following and reading back all 15 pages...jeez, what a kite!



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[*] posted on 6-23-2018 at 05:58 AM


Would a depower replacement line set from other manufacture work on a peak (hq, pansh...)?



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[*] posted on 6-24-2018 at 08:59 AM


O its a baby kite..nice



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[*] posted on 6-3-2019 at 04:35 PM


Family portrait time. I'm was de-sanding the larger three and the little one wanted to be included also...








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[*] posted on 6-3-2019 at 07:34 PM


Quote: Originally posted by eric67m  
Family portrait time. I'm was de-sanding the larger three and the little one wanted to be included also...






That's some of the nastiest Peak porn I've ever witnessed. Well played!
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[*] posted on 6-4-2019 at 02:09 PM


I blush too... yet I salivate!



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[*] posted on 7-17-2019 at 10:37 AM


About to throw some gas on the fire. I had someone ask me the other day if I thought the peak would be the best low wind kite. They are currently shopping for a low wind weapon. My answer was NO. I'll explain myself. But i pose the question. Are the SS's truly the BEST low wind kite? I'm not bashing SSs at all I think they are great kites and as the generations continue they seem to be getting better and better all the time. but are they as the advertisements would have believe. are the best low wind kite period? I say unequivocally NO. I owned a 12m Peak 3 thanks to Windstruck. Its a great kite. very stable. fly's in almost no wind. But...does it make usable power in almost no wind. or should i say sooner than a twin skin foil? I don't think so. if it is sooner its not by much. then once it does start making usable power your not going far or very fast. its to low AR to cut up wind. it is light and stable enough to drift downwind but that doesn't help you get back. its slow in the turns and slow through the window. all of which in my opinion make for a poor choice for low wind. I think one might be better served by a Large High AR kite. fast through the window and able to cut up wind. BUT...the biggest down side to the large High AR kites is $$$$$ the SS's are a good value they are on the lower end of the cost spectrum and they do function well. In fact i would go as far as to say that without having actually flown one the Borne RS's might be the best of both worlds. Keep in mind these are simply my personal thoughts. Please feel free to dismiss everything i have said, or even Chastise me for what i have said here today. i Look forward to the commentary. if your asking why i posted this. I am curious if i am alone in my sentiment. or maybe this has already been established and im just slow. I'm to lazy to read through 15 pages of discussion to find out.



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[*] posted on 7-17-2019 at 01:08 PM


Disclaimer - I've only flown the 8m p4 once... but I've read a lot about them, particularly in regards to foiling (as I am about to try that soon...)

Anyway, from what I understand, you are completely correct, BH. Upwind is not great on those, and low end pull is not any better than a good light fabric big kite. But for foiling, not dropping the kite is essential, and that's where the peaks shine. It will hang in the air in almost nothing. In light wind, once it goes in the drink, it's pretty much game over. And foils go upwind really well, so that also negates that downside. The 4m and 5m seem to be the peak 4 of choice on a foil from around 10 knots (with some work) and up.

I did like the pull on the 8m, and the depower was fantastic - by the time I got off the water the wind was gusting to 18-20 knots, barely felt it on the bar, though it did flap a lot. Seems like a great kite for gusty conditions, and spots where upwind isn't super important. From what I gather, the larger sizes don't give you *that* much extra low end, and top out on the high end much quicker. Be really interested to try a 12m at some point though... :D




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