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Review Peter Lynn Escape 2015

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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Peter Lynn
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE
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Kite

Allround/Freeride kite

Designers goals

WHY
We believe that every kite session should be enjoyable and inspire you to progress  and boost your confidence as a rider. To that end we have designed a kite that allows you to escape your limitations and gives you the freedom to enjoy every aspect of Kiteboarding comfortably and full of confidence.
 
HOW
The Escape’s smooth and predictable handling, bar feeling and controllable lift & boost immediately give he rider a feeling of safety and trust that inspires progression right from the moment you first launch it.
 Due to the adjustable bar pressure and bridle settings the Escape has a very large performance window, making it suitable for riders of different skill levels. Grow your skill and the Escape will grow with you!
By developing the Escape along the demands of pro’s and kiteschools as well as incorporating the feedback from beginner and intermediate riders, we can safely say that the Escape ticks all the boxes in terms of ease of use, handling, kite feedback and performance.
Riding the Escape is easy & fun and it will keep you stoked for many sessions to come
 
WHAT
The Escape is one of the most comfortable and intuitive performing kites out there. Its stable and durable 4-strut design offers multiple trim options for customized handling and an incredibly broad performance range. Its balanced medium aspect ratio offers endless versatility at any level, its quick and direct turning is guaranteed to keep you stoked.
 This 3rd generation has a more performance orientated shape while at the same time retaining its user friendliness.
Raw power, efficient performance.
The Escape’s balanced 4 strut setup gives the kite a clean middle section which delivers a ton of raw power.
Its squared off wingtips make for quick turning and efficient use of the wind throughout the entire wind window.

Bar

Peter lynn kitesurfing bar features

Video Peter Lynn Escape 2015

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Peter Lynn
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 4
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m-23m
Bar length: 45cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

Kite surfing review Peter Lynn Escape 11m 2015

Test conditions:

water: flat

wind: 13 - 23 knots

test settings: 20m and 23m lines

Conclusion:

We tested this 11m Escape in a very wide wind range, because we had the moms, dads and hard working weekend riders, in mind. Kitesurfers who just have a few moments to ride and those moments aren't always the best ones. Nevertheless you want to go out, right now! Well the Escape has that wide usability range. Great low and high end. At its low end the Escape is an easy to ride, fast turning kite with a great relaunch. At its high end you have a great depower and nice sheet & go airtime kite. A bit heavy on the bar, but nice for the feedback. Attach that with a mellow lift and you have a comfortable feel in overpowered situations.
Big air allrounders, expect a fast kite with a great float and stable on/off bar control.

Pros

  • wide wind range
  • great relaunch
  • wide usability range
  • price

Cons

  • finishing touch bar

Scoll down for more details about the kite characteristics

Basics

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Basic

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Stable in low en high end

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Very easy, stays with more wind a bit pressure

Windrange

Limited Wide

Good low and high end for a 11m kite

Oldskool

Lift

Gradual Explosive

Glide phase

Short Long

especially in its high end. You can't put enough pressure on the steering lines. High end a real sheet and go!

High-end

Small range Large range

Low-end

Small range Large range

Wave

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Drift

Poor Good

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Great, we tested the 11m and was realy playful. Fast reaction and short turning

Race

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

pretty deep in the wind window

Going upwind

Hard Easy

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Peter Lynn Escape 2015 11m
Name:
Dr511 
Weight:
93 KG 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
12 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 25 knots up to 35
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
price quality
 
PoorGreat
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
up wind
 
HardEasy
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
drift
 
HardSoft
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 12.12.2014 at 19:44 hour
Comments:
All and all it is a nice kite if you don't want to spend to much money. Don't expect a flashy bar. It just has anything you need on it and nothing more. It was a very gusty and windy day including a lot of rain. But the kite was stable and still would give you the confidence to send it up for a nice flight. I am looking forward at testing with lower wind conditions. Because you can tell a lot more of its characteristics in low wind conditions. The kites seems to have some drag and it sits i bit deeper in de wind window. That will make it go a little bit less upwind but on the other hand it will give you more power in low wind condtions.  
5 kudos - +

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