Peter Lynn have been around in the kite industry for many moons, and have been developing ther LEI side for quite a few years now. Head office is in Holland and naturally there 's a demand on their home turf for a big booster to dominate all those North Sea beaches, which is where the Hook comes in; splicing together Big Air and performance freeride.
What we've presented with is a relatively flat high aspect five strut kite with an uncomplicated mid-length bridle and two-pulleys. Its claims of Big Air prowess are certainly not unfounded, with the entire test team commenting on the fact that it was extremely easy to access super high and floaty boosts.
The five struts and tight construction make for great stability at the top of the wind range and major highlights is just how far that top endrange extends , it really seems to go beyond what's normal and the Hook remains very solidand stable. Also worth noting was the high board speed achievable with the Hook.
You can absolutely hammer it warp speed up to a kicker, and transfer all that speed into vertical lift with no fuss and enjoy a soft decent. The sheeting gives you positive vertical acceleration and rips you off the water as well as a good high aspect kite should.
Turning is very pivotal, so it's super easy to redirect the power upwards, however where the test team felt the kite lacks slighty is on the bar feedback, which was a little remote for some tastes and relies more on timing than feeling. After spending a few hours on the kite you adjusted and learnt its ways, but it's not as crisp as others in the same sector.
The Hook is quite a unique beast with not much lee out there matching its seemingly neveer ending top end, making it a very practical choice for dense cold air when it's nuking. You can feel its North Sea lineage. It's got incredible stability and boost potential and it it a reliable partner for Big air antics.