The Peter Lynn Skim is a 3-line trainer kite
that can easily be re-launched even from the water making
it perfectly suitable for those body dragging sessions to
get used to controlling a kite while in the water.
Peter Lynn believes anybody should be able
to enjoy wind powered (water) sports the Skim offers an easy
yet challenging learning curve perfect for those important
first steps into this exhilarating world. Its superb flight
characteristics and 3rd line safety make the Skim perfect
to learn the basics in full control and confidence.
Whilst the Skim kite has been developed to
offer a perfect balance between power and stability, the power
can build up quite a bit even when body dragging in the water,
so you can rapidly learn aspects where the wind window creates
the most power and which sections produce the least. The Skim
can even be used as a training aid to learn the basics of
a land board, buggy or even ski's.
The Peter Lynn Skim 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 centre line, the Life line, makes a very easy instant
relaunch possible, even from the water.
From easy going light winds to high wind body dragging fun,
the Skim has a big wind range which makes it an excellent
kite to make quick progression. It flies very easy in light
winds, so beginners feel safe and confident flying it, but
it also performs very well in high winds, where the Skim is
easily powerful enough for some body dragging fun.
Safe and Easy:
The third line on the Skim has a double function. Firstly
it connects the trailing edge of the canopy to a wrist strap,
so when you let go of the bar the kite will completely depower
and drop to the ground. Its second function is to help you
relaunch when the kite is nose down on the ground. To make
your life easy, the lines have been pre-attached.
Designed as a trainer kite, the Skim has been tuned to fly
extremely stable in all kinds of conditions, to give the flyer
a safe feeling and - above all - FUN experience at all times.
The great stability ensures that you will be flying as much
as possible without having to struggle to keep the kite in
the air. In short, you can progress fast without hassle.
The Skim is very easy to fly in its lower wind range, it responds
exceptionally well to steering input and turns smoothly. As
the Skim is flown on a bar, the chance of over-steering the
kite is reduced to zero. Its specially designed profiles ensure
the perfect balance between speed and control..
Low Aspect Ratio
- The aspect ratio of the Skim ensures a high stability
and used friendliness. The profile used in the Skim ensures
a smooth flying speed and power across the whole wind
- 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.
Intakes and Bridle Points
- The air intakes are reinforced with webbing, the bridle
points are connected to the profiles with a double stitched
seam, increasing durability.
and Velcro Dirt Outs -
Sand and dirt can easily be removed from the kite by using
the Velcro dirt-outs in the wingtips. The dirt can move
towards the tips via the Dirt channel along the trailing
High Quality Fabrics
- With a smooth 40D Mirai top and bottom skin the deck
shape is smooth, light and extremely durable. The 70D
profiles also ensure maximum durability.
- The Skim TR features a setup with two flying lines and
a centre line, called the Life line. This extra line makes
a very easy relaunch possible and is part of the safety
Trainer Bar with
Safety System - The Trainer
bar is designed especially for the Skim, 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.
Loop - to minimize the
chance of bridles getting tangled when packing the kite.
kite, storage bag, flying lines, 3-Line control bar, and