I own one of the first Peter Lynn G-Arc, is one of the prototype made in New Zealand.
Is a 13 square meter.
At first when I launch it my first impression is that is a very ugly kite more thin in the middle then in the side. But when I start to fly it WOOWÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
First we launch it in around 8 knots of wind, as the wind was very light I decide to use my Malibu surf board. In the water in the same time there were only one Airush lift 16 and one Cabrinha 20 sm, both struggling to stay up wind as they were sining the kite a lot.
Of course with the Malibu I had a big advantage and I was able to go up wind no problem.
After about 45 minutes the wind got stronger and I came in to get my Fridge door.
I would say about 10 to 14 knots.
The kite have the same characteristic of the normal arc: Autozenit, not luffing, launch and land in the power zone etc. and flight almost the same with a little more feeling in the hand. Turns a little faster then the 1120 and have a little bit more power. Very easy and forgiving to drive around the power zone, the kite also deliver power in a more smooth way, with my 2002 S-arc I always complain that in the gust if you hold the rail a lot the kite move too high at the end of the window and leave you with no power. With the G-arc this doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t happened you hold and the kite keep pulling.
The up wind is really good and the jumping is also really good definitely better then the S-ARC 1120 I was almost getting the same high that with my Airush lift 12,2 but in a more control and relax way. I was nicely power up but never overpower, the very nice thing is the landing, really soft.
The depower is better than a normal arc but I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t compare with the range of latest inflatable. The kite is definitely a big evolution from the standard arc.
I never flight an F-arc so I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell the difference, the kite doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t luff even in bad jump and I try the water relaunching few times ( 3 in 6 months) and I was always able to bring it up. It helps to use the right technique! Pull in one of the break line till the kite is all flat in the water!!!
I think the kite have a huge potential and as it is now can compare with the performance of a high aspect ratio inflatable 2002. Good job Peter Lynn.