Flysurfer Peak4, most popular Kite ever?

Flysurfer Peak4, most popular Kite ever?

2020 sales figures of the biggest FS reseller KJ show that Peak4 is even in front of the popular Soul. When I started the kiteforum topic about the usage of Peak4 in the water I didn’t expect it to become the most replied (2000 posts) most popular (>200 views/day) and best rated (100%) topic about a Kite ever. To add, a kite in a kitesurf forum that was never designed for usage in the water and started in the first version 2013 as an absolute niche product.

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224

But as my first test of the Peak1 in 2013 (sorry actually 404) already has been done in the water, I had no doubt that it is worth a try to do the same with the Peak4. While I have never been interested in the old Peak1-3 versions, the more efficient Peak4 especially in the small sizes excited me right from the start end of 2018. But it took about 100 posts in the topic and some month until others started to share the joy, even if already in 2018 I was able to find out and report that relaunch in the water is nothing to worry about.

But maybe the surprising success of Peak4 come by disproving sceptics in another field. I remember well in 2014/2015 when hydrofoilers started to report that kite foiling could be even great for riding in waves. Sceptics dissent that surfing waves can just be done close to shore where foils will run aground, missing the point, that effectivity of hydrofoils will allow not to just ride the few steep waves close to shore but all open sea swell. Just a real wave kite was missing that would connect the hydrofoil kite surfer even to moderate winds while drifting as no other kite ever before. The Peak4 showed up to be this missing link and opened the joy of surfing waves everywhere on every sea.

Till today Jan 2021 about 100 surfers reported about their first rides with their Peak4 within the named topic, often using wordings as: “didn’t expect”, “astounding”, “completely different”. And also, many reported dropping and relaunch is not an issue. So, there is no more a lack of information about the advantages, the features and how to perform for example drift starts and other manoeuvres. But in a >2000 posts topic it starts to be difficult to find specific information. That’s why, I decided to give the Peak4 topic a link collection that will never be complete, but at least give some orientation by sorting a part of the important posts. As for every newbie to Peak4 water relaunch is the first question I want to start here:

  1. Relaunch of Peak4 (sizes 3; 5; 13 m²) in the water (3x Video):

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1039724#p1039724

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1112929#p1112929

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1124406#p1124406

2. How to drift launch in the water (1 x Video):

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1120570#p1120570

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1091944#p1091944

3. First try reports & reviews about most popular small sizes 3; 4; 5 m²

3 m²; 85 kg: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1081291#p1081291

3 m²; https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1085771#p1085771

4 m²; video: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1058685#p1058685

4 m²; 95 kg: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1100260#p1100260

4; 5; 8 m²: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1077421#p1077421

5 m²; 95 kg: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1068551#p1068551

5 m²; lightwind vid: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1084612#p1084612

5 m²: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1098771#p1098771

4. Top End for the 3 m²:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1114018#p1114018

5. Windrange for sizes 3 – 11 m²:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1121458#p1121458

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1058880#p1058880

6. About true sizes to projected sizes:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1118012#p1118012

7. About different behaviour of the sizes:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1114300#p1114300

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1115889#p1115889

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1122671#p1122671

8. New sizes 13 and 6 m² of Peak4 that have been published later:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1077711#p1077711

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1119086#p1119086

9. Positive reports about big sizes 8, 11, 13 m²:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1114113#p1114113

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1058845#p1058845

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1078294#p1078294

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1081936#p1081936

10. Critics about big sizes 8, 11, 13 m² for light wind:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1087904#p1087904

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1098805#p1098805

11. Comparisons to other very different types of kites and sizes:

LEI in general: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1120817#p1120817

Neo 8 m²: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1085723#p1085723

Drifter: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1046630#p1046630

Strutless: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1059010#p1059010

Cloud D 8 m²: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1041952#p1041952

Firefly 2,5 m²: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1078844#p1078844

Marabou 6-9 m²: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1084678#p1084678

Hyperlink 9 m²: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1047700#p1047700

Pulsion 12 m²: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1089832#p1089832

Chrono3 13 m²: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1123307#p1123307

12. Tips for first time peak4 foilers:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1084424#p1084424

13. Hydrofoil riding (videos):

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1108974#p1108974

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1096989#p1096989

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1104370#p1104370

14. Surfing on Waveboard with LEI vs. Hydrofoil with Peak4

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1126137#p1126137

15. Waveboard with Peak4 in 5 m²:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1111128#p1111128

16. Difficult conditions the Peak4 allows to ride in:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1056810#p1056810

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1057651#p1057651

17. Unhooked riding with Peak4:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1067116#p1067116

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1068452#p1068452

18. Special Bar setup for unhooked & relaunchalbe-stall-suicide mode:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1078844#p1078844

19. Normal Bar and safety setups:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1045450#p1045450

20. Bar Trim:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1112348#p1112348

21. Short line length:

https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2401224&p=1116224#p1116224

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