PLANCHEMAG SPECIAL TESTS 2017
PEAK 5.0 2017 / Neutrality and stability
ON THE WATER
Deep at the front, the five batten Peak is firmer than the four batten Blow 4.7 with its longer mast. It generates a lot of power balanced between both hands. It performs well sailing close-hauled (in the wind), thanks to its solid response under the back hand, and it doesn't pull too much. Although not as playful as the Blow 4.7, when waveriding, the Peak is built for superior stability and performance, and may even spill over into the Racing Sail category. It locks down into autopilot. In surfing, it pulls hard ahead, accelerating in the bottom turn by applying pressure along the entire length of the rail giving it great traction and stability in long turns... (complete test report available on planchemag.fr)
+: Power, stability of profile, speed, neutral when surfing, maneuverability.
-: Less juice available in side-onshore conditions.