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Has anybody flown any Peter Lynn kites?

Postby VA0 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:55 pm

Whether they are for kitesurfing, land boarding, snow kiting -whatever, what kite did you fly and what did you think about it?

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Re: Has anybody flown any Peter Lynn kites?

Postby Starsky » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:21 am

Rode arcs back in the day. Never tried their LEI's

Arcs were super under rated. Simple, tough, auto zenith, no pump, no real bridle, could fly with a hole in em. C kite shape and character, super gust absorbent, nice in the top end of their range, good jumpers.

Down side was they were slow and underpowered. Would try the latest arc, but have been spoiled by quick powerful lei's.

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Re: Has anybody flown any Peter Lynn kites?

Postby Flyfish » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:54 am

lets see....
I wonder if the original poster has anything to do with Vliegerop company? laime.

Just so others are in the know. Vliegerop killed the Peter Lynn brand. the Charger 1 was horrible. But thats not the death blow. Vliegerop's customer service was so absurd they just stuck thier heads in the sand and hoped it would all go away. It didnt but thier loyal costomer base did.
Check out arcusers.net
Its a ghost forum now. But plenty of info and frustration regarding thier customer service.

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Re: Has anybody flown any Peter Lynn kites?

Postby poldo » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:04 am

I learned to kitesurf with a pair of PL Arc Guerilla, 13 e 18, really good kites for the age (2003). Used Venom and also nice in wind moderate/strong.

Not liked the Charger (but tried only few times)

I tried and liked the latest LEI, are very good flying kites and seems well constructed. Recentrly I had a ride with a Fury LW 15m and a Swell 9m and seems ok

Ps: I ride usually other Lei of several brands

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Re: Has anybody flown any Peter Lynn kites?

Postby baobob » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:50 am

Starsky wrote:Rode arcs back in the day. Never tried their LEI's

Arcs were super under rated. Simple, tough, auto zenith, no pump, no real bridle, could fly with a hole in em. C kite shape and character, super gust absorbent, nice in the top end of their range, good jumpers.
I really like them and I wish to try them again. I liked the charger too. It was quite fast in my opinion. Said that, in nz (Peter Lynn's country) I couldn't have a demo and I think they are way overpriced: you can't buy a 2 years old kite at retail price even if it's brand new.

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Re: Has anybody flown any Peter Lynn kites?

Postby VA0 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:36 pm

"I wonder if the original poster has anything to do with Vliegerop company? lame."`

I've never even heard of that company, i just had my first kite lesson and don't live near the coast so i ordered a Peter Lynn Xplore. I was just wondering what people had to say about their kites in general

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Re: Has anybody flown any Peter Lynn kites?

Postby Flyfish » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:31 pm

my apologies if your not.

Vliegerop bought the Peter Lynn licence from Mr Peter Lynn who designed and patented the foil Arc kite. I hope they have learned something from the Charger 1 experience. But if you ask me, I would never buy from them.

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Re: Has anybody flown any Peter Lynn kites?

Postby VA0 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:50 pm

Bc of the customer service? Or are the kites just not the same anymore that it's not owned by peter lynn?

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Re: Has anybody flown any Peter Lynn kites?

Postby Flyfish » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:02 pm

Customer service.
And trust me, I'm not a finicky buyer. I am not a demanding type that ever even cares about customer service.
I fly older arcs still, and flysurfers, but I watched the whole Charger 1 fiasco unfold and watched extreamly loyal customers get unbelivably frustrated to the point where they threw there hands up.

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Re: Has anybody flown any Peter Lynn kites?

Postby VA0 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:14 pm

can you point me to what happened or give it in a nutshell, i can't find the topic on arcusers.net?


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