5 Metre 4 Line Peel (Peter Lynn Int'l)
|5M 4 Line Peel
Peter Lynn Int'l
Carrington K42 Nylon
The 4 line Peels are an elliptical plan, nylon sail with the classic Peel cascade bridle
and added brake lines. The construction quality was very good and all the sewing was well
finished. The kite had gauze over the air intake but the placing of the intake did seem to
allow some sand to get in to the kite. No handles were provided with the kite.
The Peel took off without trouble and immediately showed some acceleration and high
forward speed. The kite was very easy to fly but seemed to react better to two line
control rather than four. Any use of the brake line seemed to cause a stall into an
uncomfortable side slide. With a more two line oriented control movement, the kite was
easy to maneuver. turning faster than any other kite in the test. The pull was
significantly less than other kites considering that this was a 5 metre sized kite.
When the kite was slow on the
edge of the wind. it tended to collapse at the tip. This is a kite that needs to be moving
to perform. It was also noted that the kite was difficult to park safely and had a
tendency to take off when unattended.
In the buggy, the Peel did not perform in the conditions as well as the other kites of
4m~. Even the expehenced pilots found it hard to get moving and keep the kite inflated on
the edge of the wind. Only when the wind was stronger did the kite begin to exhibit the
awesome reputation of the Peels, and we always felt that we could do with more power and a
The Peel is well made and flies fast. It did seem to generate less pull than the other
quads and certainly didn't have the same edge handling capacity. The kite needs to be
handled differently and requires a great deal more speed to become efficient. It was
certainly very easy to use and had the best turn rate of all the kites tested. We were
disap pointed that no handles were included.
Easy to fly
Light pull for size