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Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2015
Brand: Flysurfer
Size: 04m, 06m, 09m, 12m
Type: Foil
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Single skin depower land kite

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The Flysurfer Kiteboarding R&D team always tries to give kitesports more variety. It was through allowing ourselves the room and opportunity to achieve truly innovative products that we created the first Single-Skin kite. For years, Reinhart Paelinck worked to achieve his dream to build the world’s most versatile kite. Flysurfer had high expectations to improve this unique product even more – and we knew it could be achieved through the combined expert knowledge of our Paragliding and Foil-kite development team. Now, with the PEAK2, Reinhart and Flysurfer have made the next leap forward. The PEAK2 has unmatched low-end, enhanced stability and even more performance – but it still comes in a lighter and smaller package! We’re proud that we were able to further improve this innovative Single-Skin kite product.

Compared to its ram-air double-skin cousins in our line-up, the PEAK2 has no bottom sail, resulting in a huge reduction in weight and more performance per square metre. And thanks to the efficiency of the PEAK2’s depower system, the power is controllable. When it comes to low-end and wind range, the PEAK2 definitely sets new standards.

  • Unmatched low-end
  • Fun in 3-4 knots
  • Minimalistic pack-size
  • The new lightweight bar for the PEAK2 is robust with a more comfortable grip, a new adjuster (clamcleat) and the proven 2.0 quick-release system with easy untwisting function, so you can enjoy even better comfort while reaching the top of the world.
  • No compromise on safety
  • A proven front-line safety (FLS), the 2.0 quick-release and Infinity Light control bar gives you maximum security about your safety.
  • Quality of workmanship and durability
  • With the PEAK2 we remain true to the Flysurfer philosophy to make our products durable. As an additional service we also offer the Flysurfer 12-month free repair warranty.
  • Fast and easy handling
  • No pre-filling or pumping is necessary, simply unpack the PEAK2 and you’re ready to go in the blink of an eye. It really is the most user-friendly kite in kitesports history!
  • Touring bag with integrated kite harness
  • This optional extra is a light trekking backpack with an integrated harness in which you can put conventional hydration packs. The straps on the touring bag attach around your waist and thighs, while the chicken loop attaches via special metal loops. This saves the need to bring a standard bulky and heavy harness along. But this bag is not a harness replacement – it’s designed for maximum weight savings for expeditions and freeriding.
  • Universal application. Whether it’s on land or snow, with a kite landboard or a buggy, skis or snowboards, for free-ride or teaching purposes, adults or children, beginners or advanced, for urban street kiting or as a travelling companion, the PEAK2 is your ultimate toy for a daily session.

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Details:

Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2015
Brand: Flysurfer
Size: 04m, 06m, 09m, 12m
Type: Foil
One pump: not in place
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: No struts
Colours: Various
Line length: 21m
Bar length: 40cm-45cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

Kitereview Flysurfer Peak2 4m, 6m and 9m

Test conditions

Wind: 6-18 knots

Ground: Land & snow

Settings: Standard (we had to adjust the 4m kite )

Pictures

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See the Peak2 9m in action

See the Flysurfer Peak2 6m in action

Conclusion

We believe the Peak2 is a ground breaking land kite. The best thing of the Peak2 is its power & depower on the edge of the wind window. Sheet and go land kites are pretty rare. Go sit/stand on anything that moves and you'll have a great time mastering the new skills of riding/sliding!  Single skin kites means also, no more hard kite crashes and easy to relaunch on your own! Its the same technique as a 4 line kitesurfing kite. Great for kids to start flying a depower kite or as a learning tool for kitesurfing schools. The Peak2 flies easily from 6 knots (6m & 9m) and you have all the power to ride on skates, mountain board or ski/snowboard. More wind? No problem, the wind range of the Peak2 is very wide (especially the 6m). The safety is covered by a great power control and lack of boost & lift! We believe the Flysurfer Peak2 is a great addition to all kite sports.

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Basics

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Launch backwards with both steering lines. Easy and in low and high winds

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Windrange

Limited Wide

Very wide, especially the 6m.

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

all a great total depower. That's one of the best characteristics of the Peak2. Great on/off depower

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

The 6m is the most stabile Peak2. The 9m can collapse a bit in the tips with gusty winds.

Oldskool

Lift

Gradual Explosive

Not a lot of lift, great for beginners kids or basic land/snowkiting

Low-end

Small range Large range

Glide phase

Short Long

The gliding phase depends on the weight & the wind strength combination. All peaks have lack and gradual lift, but they work like a steering parachute if you jump off a dune.

High-end

Small range Large range

Great high end and total depower

Wave

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

The 6m and 9m a bit better than the 4m Peak2

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Loved the feedback on the edge, great power/depower control. Good feedback and direct steering on the edge of the wind window

Drift

Poor Good

The Peak2 6 and 9m drifts pretty fast. Hooked in and unhooked. The 4m has a bit slower drift, needs a bit more wind to ride with you down the line.

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

The peak2 can pivot around its center. Not a lot of power, but if you make the turning circle a bit wider you can choose your power.

Race

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

Going upwind

Hard Easy

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Flysurfer Peak2 2015 04m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 16
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
04m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
drift
 
HardSoft
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
boost
 
SoftStrong
glide phase
 
ShortLong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 16.10.2015 at 13:34 hour
Comments:
Tested most of the Peak2 sizes now. This 4m Peak2 I tested on a skateboard and flyboard. Flyboard location was on a big beach with steady wind. Great for kids in + 14 knots. Same as the 6m, great stability, on/off power control, a bit less pressure on the edge of course so I took it out for some sessions on my long board (Loaded vanguard, with carver trucks). We had a 15 knots wind, bit gusty. No problem for the 4m. Great stability, because its a short span wide it kept it's profile better than the 9m Peak2 in gusty winds. With kite skating controlling your speed is the big issue. The Peak2 has a great power & total depower control on the edge of the wind window I could control my speed easily with 15 knots of wind. Long boarding with this 4m was great fun, hooked in or out. The peak2 4m is a great size & depower kite to mess around with a longboard. 
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Flysurfer Peak2 2015 09m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 6 knots up to 14
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
glide phase
 
ShortLong
drift
 
HardSoft
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 01.10.2015 at 17:17 hour
Comments:
After the 6m we directly bought the 9m. The 6m was a great success in our school and in our spare time for flyboarding. We where curious about the 9m. Again, great, same feel more low-end. Still fast and great de-power. Don't expect any lift but again that's the great thing for starters or crouzing with flyboarding or snowkiting.
What's the difference between a 6m or 9m Peak2? The low end of course but also the stability. The 9m can kink in it's tips, especially if you have a gusty place the 6m is the more stable kite. The Peak2 is not a jumping kite because lack of lift, but the 9m has a nice float for kids in light wind and adults in +10 knots. So no lift and a good float! Sounds like a parachute! And yes it's a bit like a well steering parachute. We believe in the single skin kites. It makes riding on land or snow more accessible. The incredible low end for it's size, steering control and same power/depower technique like a kitesurfing kite makes this Peak2 the next step-in in trainer or land kiting. 
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Flysurfer Peak2 2015 06m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 12
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
06m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
durability
 
ShortLong
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
windrange
 
LimitedWide
glide phase
 
ShortLong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 25.07.2015 at 17:39 hour
Comments:
This kite makes the kitesport more accessible to play on land. Not to jump or bigair glides, but to ride or slide over land. Suitable for skates, skateboards or backcountry skiing or boarding.

What is new?
City kiting is possible!
The peak2 is a small package, light, powerful, very stable and easy to use. Forget the big open spaces. City's with a small square are enough to play with a skateboard or skates.

Learning kite
The 6m is great for kids (Light wind) & adults to learn the skills of de-power kites. For schools who like to run a extensive beach program the Peak would be a great learning tool.

Performance?
Minimum package, maximum control & de-power. Easy sheet and go feeling, nice pressure on the edge of the wind window, fast turning and a total de-power possibility in all flight lines.

Forget kite surfing & jumping, this kite is all about learning & riding or sliding over land!


 
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28.09.2015 at 05:38 hour Luc Beaugrand
Hi ! I am using Peak 2 12 m2 on water for LW riding.

145 pounds
Strapless Surf Nugget 5.5

I use 6 meters extensions .

Great kite to play with the other 21 m2 on a Light wind session .

Stay way up @ zenith with 4 knots no back stalling

I would like to have a 15m2 peak to add more power to 7 knots light wind .

Please work on Peak 15m2 and I will buy it .

Thanks
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