Two days ago, it looked like we were gonna get one of those light wind days where the wind just doesn’t pick up beyond 12 knots. So I decided to Stack my 12m and 15m Peter Lynn Chargers (Which are C kite foils) and give it a go. I had done this years before with the old Guerilla models (around 2003) and knew that it was one of the few kites out there where stacking is feasible. On the old Guerilla, the turning became very slow, and going upwind very hard due to the low end grunt.
So here I am 8 years later trying it out again, and sure enough the stack went up.
The low grunt was there as expected… I mean technically I had 27m of kite up in the air. but amazingly, the turning wasn’t as bad as i expected. I actually managed to loop the stack on the beach.
So I headed out. My main purpose was to test the low wind ability of such an experiment. i really had to dig the edge, and also make sure I didn’t drop it as it could have gotten messy trying to relaunch. Luckily the stability of the arc kite really helped in that department.
However the wind didn’t co operate and started picking up as i hit the water… so i had to depower.
I started throing it around and trying some jumps. and although it was hard to get hight due to the low end grunt, the hang time was pretty insane…
Once it got too much, I took the 15 off and went out with the 12, which is the equivalent of a 9 LEI, must have been around 17/18 knots of wind.
Thanks to Henry Smith for helping me launch and land the stack (definitely not a solo mission). And tanks to Michelle Smith for taking pics and filming. I’ll include some footage in my next video…
Till next one