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Re: Peter Lynn 2012 Leading Edge Inflatable Kites

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:19 pm

marekmk wrote:I beg to differ, if you are buying a item from me do you not want to know that it was myself selling it of would you prefer that the item belongs to a third or forth party and they are selling it using the decency of my name?

No, I don't. I don't really care who started your company or what you called it, so long as the product in my hot sweaty hands right now is good.

I think the time of trading on one's name has pretty much gone - see my examples of the car makers above ... at best the families might be involved in the company (sucking up the profits) but they don't design and build the product. It's just another brand name :cool2:

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Re: Peter Lynn 2012 Leading Edge Inflatable Kites

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Re: Peter Lynn 2012 Leading Edge Inflatable Kites

Postby Mr_Weetabix » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:05 am

Reading the blurb on PL's website, I can see nothing that makes these kites different from every other SLE kite - there's no unique selling point, other than the Peter Lynn name.

Has anyone tried one?

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Re: Peter Lynn 2012 Leading Edge Inflatable Kites

Postby snobdr » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:32 am

Still waiting to be offered a demo.

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Re: Peter Lynn 2012 Leading Edge Inflatable Kites

Postby Arcsrule » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:16 pm

snobdr wrote:Still waiting to be offered a demo.


haha...considering SNOBDR's foil bashing in the past, i doubt that would ever happen! :rollgrin: :rollgrin:

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Re: Peter Lynn 2012 Leading Edge Inflatable Kites

Postby snobdr » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:40 pm

Its not a foil

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Re: Peter Lynn 2012 Leading Edge Inflatable Kites

Postby kenny KAF » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:21 pm

Mr_Weetabix wrote:Reading the blurb on PL's website, I can see nothing that makes these kites different from every other SLE kite - there's no unique selling point, other than the Peter Lynn name.


Show me any kite brand in 2012 that developped any spectacular innovation? :D :D :D

the last step to me was the bow kites which led to delta kites, SLE and so on... but no major thing from there. Kites are still weak, bladder still explode and prices are still f...ing too high :D :D :D

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Re: Peter Lynn 2012 Leading Edge Inflatable Kites

Postby ced1 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:12 pm

It's a bit of an epic, and a lot of wave riding, but it includes all the presently available Kiteboarding kites from Peter Lynn …


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Re: Peter Lynn 2012 Leading Edge Inflatable Kites

Postby matthepp » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:20 am

I just flew an 11m 2012 Peter Lynn Escape today, for the first time, just out of the bag. There doesn't seem to be a lot of reviews so I thought I'd add a few comments. Winds were forecasted 15-20 gusting to 30, and I'd guess that's just about what we got. 5" powder well bonded to ice below.

The kite seemed to behave well with plenty of depower in the gusts. Good power for it's size. Looks fairly flat in the mid-section. 4 strut mid-low aspect. Standard one pump inflation. The Escape turns very quickly, even at the middle of three tip settings. This kite feels real similar to my old 2010 Kahoona back when it was new, maybe more stable and responsive. The bar is well-built with a mini-5th safety through the center of the swiveled chickenloop and above-the bar trim cleat. The chickenloop pull safety SUCKS, similar to the old style Ozone megatron. I doubt I could find it and pull it with gloves on while getting rag-dolled. I guess they changed to a standard center push-away style for 2013.

I saw a little bit of canopy flutter while depowered. The kite didn't do anything freaky, even at 40+ mph apparent. I guess, like most lower aspect kites, this Escape had good but not massive rip off the water, and will quickly get to where you need it for when you've botched your timing or the wind gets weird. I traded off with a friend's Best TS 12m. The TS turned way slower, but had higher boost and longer hangtime.
I think the Escape will be great for our junky Colorado winds, especially on snow and upslope terrain.
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