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Riding type: Snowkite
Year: 2016
Brand: Peter Lynn
Size: 07m, 09m, 11m, 13.5m
Type: Foil
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Landboarders and snowkiters in search for big air jumps

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Big air snowkiting requires performance and finesse. The Leopard offers both by the bucketload, its got tons of lift, crazy amounts of float and it’s fast down the line. But to boost big and fly high you need more than just raw power, most of all you need a reliable kite, a kite which is stable, safe and easy to control.
Built upon strong foundations, the wing has received some major tune-ups. To make it more aerodynamic and to enhance it’s stability, glass-fibre rods have been placed along the leading edge. The new Leopards smooth nose shape and upgraded profiles make the kite turn faster with more pressure through the turns, helping you to get up that mountainside in no time.
The Leopard is an extremely powerful depower foil with superior flight characteristics. In light winds it is quick enough and generates enough power to get you going, but crank the bar in higher winds and you’ll be flying off before you know it. Feel the acceleration and experience the thrill of sending the Leopard for a long floaty jump.
Whether you want to loop to the top & glide back down, boost massive airs or simply go faster and further than the rest, the Leopard provides you with a smooth platform with plenty performance on tap to get you where you want to be.

Features

  • Mind blowing lift and float
  • High flying speed
  • High turning speed
  • Unmatched safety
  • Fantastic upwind performance
  • Easy and controlled reverse landing

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Details:

Riding type: Snowkite
Year: 2016
Brand: Peter Lynn
Size: 07m, 09m, 11m, 13.5m
Type: Foil
One pump: not in place
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: not in place
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 2 reviews on this product:

Peter Lynn Leopard 2016 11m
Name:
Andrej Pieterson 
Weight:
85 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
14 
Personal page:
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 5 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
windrange
 
LimitedWide
lift
 
GradualExplosive
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
drift
 
HardSoft
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 03.02.2016 at 13:24 hour
Comments:
I have flown the kite in the mountains. One beautiful sunny day in Neukirchen (5 to 10 kts) and a misty day in Feldberg (25kts)
If you are used to a tube kite then most foils give you a totally diffrent feeling. But this foil has some characteristics that you will like. Especially the lift it creates when you want to jump. The turning circle of the kite is quite big and for uphill riding a big to big to my taste. Peter lynn has put some extra long lines on the bar to keep it from touching the snow. I strong winds the kite will still give you a trusty feeling. It is stable and won't do any crazy things. This stability will make it work less efficient in low wind conditions as it won't drift that easy. With low and gusty conditions you need some skill to keep it steady.

All en all the leppard is a great kite. Especially when you look for an extra Snowkite for your quiver as you get a lot of kite for a very small price.. 
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Peter Lynn Leopard 2016 11m
Name:
matthijs 
Weight:
82 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 23
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
lift
 
GradualExplosive
glide phase
 
ShortLong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 02.02.2016 at 16:39 hour
Comments:
The Peter Lynn Leopard 2016 11m2 is a trustable stable kite that gives you the chance to learn how to jump with quitte explosive lift for a foil kite. PeterLynn says it's a true Freerider and that's what they've build. A strong kite that won't surprise you in gusty conditions and with gradual build up bar pressure you feel the pull on the bar. It is however important to state that 'free ride' is a term with different definitions in the kite scene. Kitesurf free riders look for an allround performance kite where snow kite free riders take themselves up in the backcountry thus looking for different characteristics.
The Leopard has a massive turning circle which makes it harder in the mountains to loop your kite in different positions. This is however an important characteristic for backcountry snow kiting.

resume. pros:The 2016 leopard is a stable, strong kite with enough lift to get you airborne when you pull the bar. Even in strong wind it was easy to launch and land the kite with its brake handles. Cons: wide, slow turning circle with a slight hesitation after the loop. 
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