The Peter Lynn Hornet is a great kite if you are looking for something with a nice amount of performance while still being stable and easy to use. We use them in the school in the 5m size (Impulse trainer from 1.5-3m) and they are brilliant, fast through the sky responsive when turning giving them excellent performance but they are also super stable and easy to use, they stay solid in the sky and fly well even in the gustiest of winds.
Due to their speed through the air they can create loads of power and so they are powerful for their size, especially when compared to less aggressive kites such as the Flexifoil Sting... if there is enough wind for the 5m Hornet to fly, there is enough to buggy or landboard! This performance also makes them great for jumping when you take them out in a little more wind.
Peter Lynn's description:
The perfect 4-line all round kite
Flying a 4-line powerkite is exciting, fun, challenging and, yes indeed; powerful! To ensure anybody can learn 4-line controls with confidence we have built the ultimate all-rounder, the Hornet delivers its power in a predictable way, it is stable, easy turning and above all, a lot of fun to fly. The Peter Lynn Hornet is the most well established all-round powerkite in the world, in over 10 years of history it has been revised, redesigned and tuned to perfection. No matter in which traction kiting discipline your ambition lies, the Hornet will provide you with a highly dependable and versatile entry-to-intermediate level traction kite. So if you are looking to cruise your first beach in a kitebuggy, make your first miles landboarding or snowkiting, the Hornet is the perfect companion into a world of wind powered excitement.
The Peter Lynn Hornet is undoubtedly the best way to get into some serious powerkite flying. Its unsurpassed flight characteristics ensure hours upon hours of exhilarating fun. The Hornet was designed to be as stable as possible without affecting the awesome flight characteristics the Hornet is renowned for. Besides being the ultimate 4-line foil for static use, the Hornet will also prove its worth if you’d like to get going in a buggy or on a board, where having a stable kite helps you get going with confidence.
As the Hornet is aimed at the serious beginner, a lot of effort has been put into making the kite as accessible and dependable as possible. This has resulted in the most user friendly powerkite on the market today. Smooth turning, snappy controls, superb stability and equal pull throughout the wind window all add to the great experience the Hornet will deliver for endless flights to come.
The Hornet is easy to control through either 2 or 4-line steering. If you fly the Hornet by only pulling left or right on the handles, it has a smooth turning radius with a continuous power delivery. If you steer the kite by adding tension to the brake lines, the Hornets turning radius becomes much tighter. By using 4-line controls you can be much more precise in positioning the kite, to get maximum performance out of it.
The Hornet is called a ‘power’ kite for a reason! Even in light winds, flying the Hornet is quite an exercise for your arms, legs and upper torso, in higher winds it will prove to be a very potent engine that will easily get you going in all forms of land based traction kite sports. Its refined canopy and minimized bridle make for a smooth & dependable kite that handles well. Even in gusty conditions, there are no sudden power build-ups when flying the Hornet through the wind window, making the kite very reliable and predictable.
The Peter Lynn Hornet is delivered as a complete package, containing:
- Hornet kite
- Hornet bag
- 4-line handles or 4-line control bar
- Colour coded, durable Dyneema® flying lines with stitched sleeves 2 x 200 & 2 x 100kg
- Wrist kite killer safety system
- 4-line bridled foil manual