What is the difference between the X-Light cloth of the PEAK4 and the TX-Light cloth of the PEAK5?
The following attributes have changed: increased tear resistance, improved diagonal tensile strength, triple Ripstop, soft and hard finish coatings, 33g / m².
What does TX-cloth bring for an advantage in bar feeling?
With the single skin, the advantages of the TX-Light do not affect the bar feeling.
Has the safety system changed?
The B-Safe system has proven itself and has not been changed from its predecessor.
Can I use the CONNECT1 Control Bar with the PEAK5?
Yes, the FLYSURFER CONNECT1 and CONNECT2 Control Bars are the recommended products to fly a PEAK5. Both control bars fully support the B-Safe System.
Can I attach very short flying lines to my PEAK5 without safety system restrictions?
Yes, you can attach very short lines to the PEAK5 without safety system restrictions. We have designed and tested this product on 14 m and 21 m flying lines. The use of custom made lines and flying line lengths is not recommended and can cause misfunctions.
Can I attach a 4 line control bar with a single frontline safety system to the PEAK5?
Yes, the PEAK can be flown with Single Frontline Safety. The 4-line control bar must have flying lines of the same length and at least a 3 m release path.
How much does the PEAK5 weigh in comparison to the PEAK4?
The difference is marginal, but the PEAK5 has superior longevity, due to the TX-Light cloth and reduced flapping. In numbers the PEAK5 is 0,11 kg or 0,24 lb lighter.
Why is a single skin kite flapping?
A single skin kite is flapping because there is no structure at a neutral angle of attack. You can compare it to a flag.
What is the mixer?
The mixer is a pulley system that modulates the bridle levels of a foil kite with different ratios. The Camber Trim System for adjusting the levels is located above the integrated pulleys. Below the pulleys are the front and back main lines connecting to the control bar’s flying lines.
What does the camber trim system change?
The Camber Trim System changes the angle of attack and the profile camber. Moving the rings changes the ratio between the B or C level relative to the A level. The profile of the foil kite can be trimmed to be either flat or curved.
My PEAK back stalls, what can I do?
The trim procedure always starts with the bar setup check. All four flying lines must have equal length or need to be brought to the same level when the control bar is sheeted in. After a successful bar setup check, the C and B levels of the PEAK can be lengthened with the Camber Trim System.
My PEAK tends to front stall, what can I do?
The trim procedure always starts with the bar setup check. All four flying lines must have equal length or need to be brought to the same level when the control bar is sheeted in. After a successful bar setup check, the C and B levels of the PEAK can be tightened with the Camber Trim System.
Can I land the PEAK myself?
The PEAK5 can be landed yourself with the help of the B-Safe system or the add-on product Snowkite Breakline of the CONNECT2 Control Bar.
Does the PEAK sink as soon as it hits the water?
It’s inevitable that the kite will sink slightly below the water surface. Depending on circumstances, the PEAK can lie in the water for a short period of time and then be relaunched.