Kiteboarding, kitesurfing, or whatever you want to call it, is a fast growing extreme sport that combines aspects of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, and more. Over the years, the sport has developed and evolved from attaching kites to canoes, skis, and iceskates in the 1980s, to strapping kite foils to windsurfing boards in 1990s. Soon after, specialized kites and boards were developed and the sport of Kiteboarding was born! In the sport’s short history, incredible advancements in technology have been made and each year better, lighter, more durable, and more reliable kiteboards, kites, and other kiteboarding gear have been made.
The 2013 Peter Lynn Impulse Trainer Kite is the perfect trainer kite for anyone who wants to improve their kite flying skills to get into kiteboarding, landboarding or snowkiting. A unique shape, bombproof construction, 3-line setup and the control bar with safety leash help entry-level kite flyers to develop their kite skills and get used to the power of a kite. The 2013 Peter Lynn Impulse Trainer Kite has been developed to offer a perfect balance between speed and stability, so riders get challenged when flying the kite but will not struggle to keep the kite in the air. The power can build up to quite a bit, so the rider rapidly learns which sections of the wind window create the most power and which sections the least. The 2013 Peter Lynn Impulse Trainer Kite can even be used to ride a land board or a buggy, to get more experienced with kite traction activities. The 2013 Peter Lynn Impulse Trainer Kite is flown on a 3-line control bar with safety system, to get an experience as close as possible to kiteboarding or landboarding right from the start. The extra center line, the Life line, makes a very easy instant relaunch possible.
2013 Peter Lynn Impulse Trainer Kite Characteristics
Easy Steering - The Impulse TR is very easy to control. The kite steers smooth and as it is flown on a control bar, over-steering the kite is not an option. The Impulse TR has the perfect balance in steering behavior, making it challenging to fly but still easy to keep in the air.
Good Power - The Impulse TR can create quite some pull, helping riders to get ready for future kite traction activities. With any form of kite traction you need quite some power to get going, so it is important to learn how to stay in control of your kite when it starts pulling.
Good Stability - The Impulse TR, being a trainer kite, is designed to be extremely stable in all kinds of conditions. The kite is extremely stable so you are not struggling to keep the kite in the air but training to develop your kiting skills. With kite traction you need to be able to rely on your kite flying the way you expect it to fly, so you can control your kite hardly without looking at it. If your kite is stable and reliable like the Impulse TR, you can develop these skills from the moment your first kite is in the air.
East Relaunch - All beginning is difficult, kiting is no exception. When you start to challenge yourself, sometimes you cannot avoid to crash your kite. With your adrenaline running at full speed you want to relaunch your kite quickly. The Impulse TR is fitted with am extra center line making the relaunch of the kite super easy. You will have your kite back up in the air within seconds, getting gyou right back into that adrenaline rush.
2013 Peter Lynn Impulse Trainer Kite Features
Low-Medium Aspect Ratio with Specially Developed Profile - The aspect ratio of the Impulse TR ensures a high stability and used friendliness. The profile used in the Impulse TR ensures a smooth flying speed and power across the whole wind window.
Webbing Reinforced Cross-Vents - The profiles contain carefully placed cross-vents to ensure all the cells of the kite to fill with air quickly improving stability and (re)launch. The cross-vents are reinforced with webbing to minimize the chance of cells ripping after a hard crash.
High Quality Fabrics - With a smooth 40D Mirai top and bottom skin the deck shape is smooth, light and extremely durable. The 70D profiles ensure maximum durability.
Reinforced Air Intakes & Bridal Points - The air intakes are reinforced with webbing, the bridle points are connected to the profiles with a double stitched seam, increasing durability.
Efficent Dyneema Bridal - While being very responsive and direct the stitched Dyneema® bridle is kept to an absolute minimum to increase performance and reduce tangles.
Velco Bridal Loop - The Velcro Bridle loop secures your bridle and prevents it from getting tangled when packing up.
Dyneema Flying Lines Attached to the Kite & Bar - Dyneema® flying lines ensure minimum drag and stretch, making the kite more responsive. These high quality lines are already attached to the kite and bar, so you are ready to start flying right away!
Life Line - The Impulse TR features a setup with two flying lines and a center line, called the Life line. This extra line makes a very easy relaunch possible and is part of the safety system.
Trainer Bar with Safety System - The Trainer bar is designed especially for the Impulse TR, making the kite package plug and play. The safety system allows you to instantly lose all power from the kite without losing the kite itself.
You don’t need to have any kiting experience to fly the Peter Lynn Impulse TR. It is very stable and flies easy in light winds, allowing any kite flier at any level or age to have fun with it and feel confident flying it. Discover the kite talent inside you! The design of the new Impulse TR has been further refined to improve handling, stability and overall flight characteristics. Furthermore we have added an extra size to accommodate the youngest flyers. This is your chance to develop your skills! The Impulse TR is the perfect 3-line trainer kite for anyone who wants to improve their flying skills before getting into any of the more extreme kite powered board sports. The Impulse TR is the perfect tool to introduce your kids, spouse, friends or family into the exciting world of traction kiting.
Peter Lynn Impulse TR Kite Characteristics
Ideal tool for schools and serious beginners
For an exciting day at the beach or in the park
For all ages and no experience needed
Superb control and good flying speed
Easy set-up with pre-attached lines
Easy handling, good power and stability
Effortless re-launch with 3rd line
Bomb-proof contruction for extra durability
Peter Lynn Impulse TR Kite Features
Pre-stretched, stitched Dyneema® bridle
Webbing reinforced air-intakes
Double stitched bridle points
Dirt channel & velcro dirt-outs
Extremely durable, high quality 40D Mirai ripstop nylon top & bottom skin and 70D Mirai ripstop nylon profiles
Whether you go out for a blazing freestyle session on land, a wave ripping session on the water or a frosty ride in winter wonderland, the new Charger is the ultimate all discipline, all round and all conditions weapon of choice for riders that refuse to limit their kiting experience to just one discipline. The team has put many new technologies into the kite to have you flying a top class product. The kite has been developed and improved for all conditions of the spectrum. Whether your are in the most absurd, washed-up, choppy, gusty and challenging conditions or the most ideal, stable and constant tropical conditions, the Charger will surprise you with its outstanding stability, improved and relaxing auto-zenith and its smooth but direct steering. The Charger is hardened by the rough elements of the North Sea and ready for whatever you or mother nature throws at it. The new Charger has proven to be more stable, durable, adaptable and more capable of serving you excellent kiting performance then ever before. For this new iteration of the ultimate ‘do it all’ kite we have taken all the best aspects of the original and combined it with the valuable user feedback we received since the original Charger’s release, resulting in a kite which has the performance we intended but with the user-friendly aspects today’s market demands.
We have had valuable feedback from schools, beginners and pro’s which have resulted in this new and improved iteration of the Escape. Like the original, the Escape is a 4-strut SLE (Supported Leading Edge) all-rounder with a medium aspect ratio. It has been improved on some critical points, making it even more user-friendly and durable. As it is tested in the rough elements of the North Sea the Escape performs in whatever conditions mother nature throws at you, from the most washed up, choppy, gusty and challenging conditions to the most ideal tropical island breezes. It is time for the next generation! The Peter Lynn development team further fine-tuned the performance of the highly praised Escape. The next generation Escape is redesigned to provide you with perfect sessions and give you the confidence to bring your kiteboarding to the next level.
Comfort & Progression
The Escape is hands down one of the most comfortable and easy to use kites out there for beginners and intermediate riders. Next to that, its exceptionally good performance will also let expert riders get more out of their sessions and progress fast, the Escape is that versatile! A balanced mix of light weight and stronger materials has resulted in a lower weight of the kite and adds to responsiveness and overall control. With over 40 years of kite building experience at Peter Lynn, we know kites. You can count on the Peter Lynn Escape to put a smile on your face, regardless of your level or style. Don’t take our word for it, check it out yourself!
Peter Lynn Escape Kite Characteristics
Smooth predictable handling and kite feedback
Great performance, wide windrange
Superb depower range
Quick and direct turning
Controllable lift & boost
Various setup possibilities
Peter Lynn Escape kite Features
Medium Aspect Ratio, 4 strut SLE all-rounder
One pump system for easy setup
Multiple trimming options for customized handling & bar pressure
Crash proof valves
Efficient & durable lightweight wingtips
Reinforced leading edge
Direct connection struts
Trailing edge reinforcements
Extremely durable canopy
Kook-proof line connections
Peter Lynn Escape Kite Infographics
The following Infographic shows you the characteristics of the Peter Lynn Escape kites. The product characteristics are shown on the left side of the image, while on the right you can see the disciplines that the kite can be used best for and the style of riding the kite excels in.
There are different styles of kiteboarding, from freeride or freestyle, wave-riding, and even course and speed racing. The freeride kiteboarding style is pretty much the “anything goes” approach and is the most popular. Most kiteboards sold today are freeride boards with twin tips. The freestyle style of riding is focused on getting big air and doing airborne tricks. Smaller boards and kites with good hang times are used. The wave-riding kiteboarding style is closest to surfing since it is done in a location with a wave break, which is why the sport is often referred to as kitesurfing. This style most often uses a single-point directional board, sometimes without footstraps, and some even use a standard surfboard. The wakestyle style of kiteboarding is most similar to wakeboarding and is focused on tricks and aerials and uses boards with bindings to keep riders strapped in. There are also course racing and speed racing kiteboarding styles which involve speed, skill, and strategy. Specially designed directional race boards with longer fins are used with the goal of outperforming the other kiters to come in first place.
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