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Peter Lynn are a long established name in the industry, especially when it comes to foils. We’re excited to see their latest offering, the Aero, and especially excited to have another high performance race kite on the market! See what they have to say about it below.
Here it is, we are proud to introduce to you the all new Peter Lynn Aero , a closed cell depower foil developed for pilots who are looking for the ultimate racing and light wind experience.
PETER LYNN AERO
Challenge the existing
At Peter Lynn we believe performance should not be measured in speed or raw power alone.
Performance is about responsiveness, precision, handling balance and most importantly; the riders experience. This is why we work tirelessly on perfecting our designs to match our heritage of class leading design, ease of use, assured stability and sophisticated craftsmanship.
Developed upon the backbone of the Vapor, the most successful fixed bridle racekite of the last decade. And built with only high-end, ultra-light materials and the latest construction methods. The Aero is designed for uncompromised racing performance but also to offer you ease of use and stability to put a smile on your face whenever you pull the bar to leave everything and everyone behind.
At the same time it is created to get you going in the lightest of breezes because there are few things in life that make your daily troubles disappear like the peaceful mellow of a light wind session. Be it cruising desolate beaches, riding snow covered hills or foiling glass lagoons.
Let the Aero be your ticket to sessions never before possible and enjoy the tranquillity of riding in the lowest winds and maximize the time you can spend out there doing what you love most.
Available sizes: 7 – 9 – 11 – 14 – 17 – 20m2
Built with only high-tech, ultra-light weight materials the Aero performs in the lightest of breezes, yet it’s sophisticated design and large depower range assures you remain in control when the wind picks up. The kite’s handling feedback and responsive steering add to a feeling of control throughout the entire depower range giving the Aero a large and balanced ‘sweetspot’.
Razorsharp upwind drive
Designed with racing in mind the Aero is tuned as sharp as possible without sacrificing stability. Positioned at the edge of the wind window the kite delivers thrilling speed and an hard matched upwind drive.
Focussed and poised to get your adrenalin pumping the Aero responds immediately to your steering impulse with a ferociously fast build-up of flying speed. Making it easy to get on your board and up to speed quick.
Whatever you ride, you want your focus to be on the ride ahead without having to worry about your kite. The Aero has a very wide wind window and remains highly stable at the edges. Coupled with our core value of ease of use the Aero crosses the divide between high performance racing and leisurely cruising.
The Aero’s steering is precise and responsive, adding to depth of performance and the pilots sense of absolute control. The kite’s turning speed allows for fast and powerful downloop gibes which add to the intensity of flying a high performance kite even more.
Smooth on demand power
The power of the kite is precisely regulated by pulling the bar, the more you pull the bar, the more power it delivers. From that little bit extra you need to switch stance while tacking or gibing to an explosive boost for some serious hangtime. This dynamic and responsive power regulation allows you to push speed and downwind angle to endlessly addictive levels.
Fully depowered on the bar and cleat, almost only supported by the A bridles the kite stays in shape and in the air. This stability allows the kite to gently drift along during those long and smooth downwind turns.
Individually designed sizes
For similar performance and feel across the range
To accomplish maximum performance across the entire range of sizes we do not believe in scaling up or down. That is why each individual size has its very own design specifics, cell count and Aspect Ratio, this ensures optimal performance in each size as well as synergized handling, feel and balance across the range.
Highly balanced material use
2 versions, both built with best in class materials
The Aero is completely built with 20D Fabric to ensure the light wind performance associated with this type of kite. To create the kite’s high dimensional stability we used 30D hard coated fabric for the internal construction.
For the Ultra-light version we took weight reduction to a whole new level by using a clever combination of 2×2 types of SkytexTM Fabric. The top skin of the kite is made from 32gr Skytex to give it some extra strength while the bottom skin is 27gr Skytex to reduce the weight to an absolute minimum. For the internal construction we used 32gr hard coated Skytex for the supporting ribs (Ribs with bridle points)and 27gr hard coated Skytex for the unsupported ribs. The wingtips are made from 32gr Skytex on both the top and bottom skin as the tips normally get to endure the most abrasion.
Nylon batten shaping
For a smoothly shaped nose
To increase the aerodynamics of the kite, a nylon batten has been fitted on the front of each panel to create a very slick ‘nose’. While these fibre rods keep the nose tightly in shape they also add to the overall stability of the kite and help prevent luffing.
Clever internal design
For maximum dimensional stability
The inside of the kite is designed especially to maximize dimensional stability as well as reduced need for bridle points. The tension straps running along the bottom skin is a technical detail borrowed from the Twinskin/Arc design and ensures proper bulging of the bottom skin while keeping the tension in check. The clever D and H Ribs allow for evenly spaced out bridle points and create a very rigid frame.
Optimized & minimal bridle
To minimize parasitic drag
The Internal construction allows for evenly spaced out bridle points which in turn allow for a drastic reduction in overall bridle length. The bridle itself is constructed out of the highest grade Liros® DC 100% Dyneema® lines.
High Aspect Ratio, high cell count
Highly efficient, optimized performance
The Aero’s high Aspect Ratio and high cell count make for a very thin and slick wing. The high number of cells ensure the wings dimensional stability and prevents deforming of the designed shape. The High Aspect ratio makes the kite cut upwind like a knife and allows for high flying speeds.
Ronstan® Orbit pulleys
A self-securing speed system
The Aero’s speed system is constructed with 2×2 Ronstan® Orbit pulleys, these high quality pulleys weigh only 9grams and allow for loads up to 250Kg. And since the line goes through the bearing it will always stay connected even in the rare case the pulley gets damaged.
Reinforced bridle points
For a secure connection
The bridle tabs are double stitched and reinforced with a Dacron patch for strength and durability, a Peter Lynn system which has proven its reliability time over time.
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