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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Peter Lynn
Size: 08m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 19m
Type: Foil
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Twin skin foil all terrain kite

Designers goals

The Charger’s exclusivity is a result of years of experience in Twinskin design.
It represents yet another leap forward in terms of performance and safety.
Features such as optimized panel and profile design and the new VPC3 system, combined with a redesigned tip shape, significantly increased performance and turning speed.
With all this added performance, the Charger still features that Twinskin stability and Auto-Zenith feature which is still unmatched by any other kite out there!

Characteristics

  • Great low-end power and large wind-range
  • Stability and Auto-Zenith
  • Responsive and easy control
  • Amazing lift and long float
  • Large amount of Pop

Features

  • Optimized panel-shape and cell spacing
  • Newly designed profile
  • Optimized tip shape
  • Two Air intakes
  • Specially constructed trailing edge
  • Special reinforcement patches
  • VPC3 (Variable Power Control) System
  • Kook-proof line connections
  • Steering adjusters
  • Flight adjuster
  • Dual inflation zippers
  • Deflation zipper
  • Launch assistant tags
  • Grab handle
  • Durable aluminum compact sticks

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Peter Lynn
Size: 08m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 19m
Type: Foil
One pump: not in place
Bridles: No
Number of struts: not in place
Colours: Various
Bar length: 45cm-55cm
Line length: 20m-23m
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Peter Lynn Charger 2011 15m
Name:
Hardwater Kiter 
Weight:
200 
Riding style:
allround, race  
Years of experience:
14 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 35
Number of test sessions:
60 
Kite size:
15m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
up wind
 
HardEasy
durability
 
ShortLong
price quality
 
PoorGreat
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
drift
 
HardSoft
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 05.11.2014 at 14:34 hour
Comments:
In our opinion the Peter Lynn Charger is a kite that simply got a raw deal. Issues with production compounded by a performance envelope that in many ways matched that of a high performance LEI really hurt the Charger in terms of continuation of demand with long standing Peter Lynn devotees and potential new Arc buyers. But for the few that were looking for a high performance machine with unmatched gust handling the Charger was an amazing kite.

It lacked the low key, mellow nature of previous Arcs like the Venom, Phantom 1 and Synergy series. It was fast, aggressive and demanded a firm hand and rider input. The Charger is a kite that gives what it gets.

It's goes upwind very well for a moderately low AR wing. Turn rate is faster than any Arc prior to it's design. Lift is aggressive and at speed borderline violent if you aren't prepared. That lift also equate to explosive acceleration if sheeted in while crossing the center of the window.

In spite of it's performance it still has incredible depower and gust handling.

If you want a truly high performance Arc the Charger is an incredible kite. And with the reputation it has acquired over the last few years, a reputation that spurred the production of the Charger 2 (a mellower tuned down version more like the Synergy) the Charge can be had for relatively low cost.

 
4 kudos - +

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