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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2016
Brand: Peter Lynn
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

Wave orientated riders

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

With the Swell we wanted to make a wave and freeride kite that excels in all conditions, good or bad. The result is more than a wave specific kite with great low end power and great upwind drive. Its well-balanced 3 strut design and responsive handling also makes it an extremely fun freeride option, more than capable to handle kiteloops, big boosts and smooth landings.
By combining great stability with fast turning and smooth drift, the Swell delivers all the characteristics you need to focus on carving up the face and slashing the lip.
The Swell´s specially designed shape allows it to be flown at a higher angle of attack (powered up), and gives it superb low end power and an incredible high end range. By using a 3 point cascading bridle with a single low friction ring the Swell offers the best of two worlds; quick turning and a huge depower range.

Features

  • Lively and responsive
    The Swell’s 3-strut design and balanced medium Aspect Ratio results in a very lively and responsive kite.
  • Light and responsive bar pressure
    The Swell’s bar pressure has been tuned with long sessions in mind.
  • Designed for maximum stability and slack line drift
    Depowered the kite remains totally stable and responsive to steering input, a must for “down the line” wave slashing.
  • Exceptional windrange

 

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2016
Brand: Peter Lynn
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 21m or 24m
Bar length: 35cm - 45cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Peter Lynn Swell V2 2016 09m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
92 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
glide phase
 
ShortLong
up wind
 
HardEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 25.05.2016 at 21:54 hour
Comments:
Tested the Peter Lynn Swell on a small waveboard and a hydrofoil. Most wave kites are interesting for hydro foiling. Good feedback, drift and lack of boost or kite lift. The drift of the Peter Lynn Swell V2 is much better than the V1 Swell, the kite reaction is pretty fast. Still I've got the feeling the kite can be tuned a bit better. A bit less backstall, a bit more stable and a smoother turning circle without a stopping moment would finish the Swell V2. 
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Peter Lynn Swell V2 2016 09m
Name:
Jesse franzen 
Weight:
75 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 13 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
windrange
 
LimitedWide
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
drift
 
HardSoft
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 12.05.2016 at 16:59 hour
Comments:
We tested the swell in à bit gusty conditions on à inland lake.
When I maked a jump or a kiteloop the kite sometimes surprised me with a unexpected boost.
 
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Peter Lynn Swell V2 2016 09m
Name:
Rein 
Weight:
90 
Riding style:
allround, wave  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 18 knots up to 40
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
glide phase
 
ShortLong
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kitefinder.com - 17.02.2016 at 11:15 hour
Comments:
I've been using the new Swell (V2) in different conditions in the last month and I've to say I'm very happy with the kite performance.

Like the old Swell, I really like the on-off switch of this kite, once you are on a wave you can switch it off and you can concentrate on the wave and the kite gently flows with you. If you need more power, just pull the bar a bit and off you go.

It seems that the V2 model has a bit more boost and is more allround then the previous model, without loosing the wave characteristics.

The new big inflation valve is easy to use and it makes it much easier and quicker to fill the kite with air. I also liked that they use a new sort of ring on the bridles, the old one could have some wear after using it a lot.

The kite is very very stable in the air. Last session was with gusty winds (18-35kn with a 9m) and the kite performed really well. I do a lot of downwinders and the Swell is performing perfectly going downwind. It just glides with you and reacts when you want to. I only had to relaunch the kite once, its easier then making breakfast..

If you're looking for a new (allround) wave kite, then consider this kite and put it on your shortlist for testing. For me, the new Swell works like a charm and truly is a little gem.

cheers
Rein

 
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