Peter Lynn Charger II (2) 2013
Depower Kiteboarding Kite >>
to Fly Version comes with:
Lynn ChargerII Kite Storage Bag:
and tough construction with expandable backpack.
Peter Lynn Charger
State of the art performance Charger kite from Peter Lynn.
Peter Lynn TS
(Twinskin) Control Bar:
Designed to be as simple as possible and for any style of riding,
whether it's unhooked, hooked in, or a combination of the two
the TS Navigator control bar you will find maximum comfort and
Pre-stretched flying lines for ultimate performance and lowest
stretch. Colour-coded for safety and ease of use.
For easy transportation and storage.
Peter Lynn Charger
Setting Up Your Kite:
Peter Lynn Charger
Launching and Landing Your Kite:
Peter Lynn Charger
Tuning Your Kite:
Peter Lynn Charger
Relaunching, Packing and Maintenance:
The Peter Lynn Charger II is the new high
performance Twinskin kite from Peter Lynn Kiteboarding
The Peter Lynn Charger II performs excellent
on water, snow and sand alike making it the perfect crossover
kite to get your kicks out of any sport you practice all-year
The Peter Lynn Charger II (2) flies faster,
turns tighter and jumps higher than any other Twinskin
has a slightly more aggressive flying behaviour compared
to previous Twinskin designs.
New improvements on the Charger II also include
improved ground handling, together with an improved Auto-Zenith
and improved windrange,
The new Charger
II also includes a simplified VPC system allows you to
easily switch from freestyle to waveriding settings in
The Peter Lynn Charger is designed for both freestyle
and big air kiters who want a kite that can do it
Fully Powered Kiteloops
The Peter Lynn Charger II will give you the
extra performance to push your limits!
Good Power and Wind
The good low end performance allows you to ride a smaller
kite in a much lighter wind speeds without compromising
top end that Twinskin kites are renowned for! The Charger
really starts to shine in higher winds, in fact, more
it more stable.
Higher winds are often punchy, this is where the flexibilty
of Twinskins really kicks in, because Twinskins are not rigid
shaped like LEI kites and Twinskins can absorb gusts without
the rider feeling these gusts on the bar, making for a comfortable
ride even in uncomfortable conditions.
Fast Flying and Turning
Enjoy a fast flying kite while jumping, wave riding and kitelooping!
The new profile shape and tip design makes the Peter Lynn
Charger turn fast and easy with a comfortable bar pressure.
Low End Performance
Using the latest design techniques and VPC system, the Peter
Lynn Charger has more low end power than any Twinskin ever
Unique and unparalled
When you let go of the bar with your depower loop hooked
in, the kite automatically flies to the zenith. Entry-level
as well as experts will enjoy this feature and help them
to move to their next level of kiting. The stability is
also enhanced by a perfectly balanced weight distribution
which is tested in both specially designed real life and
Improved VPC Wingtip
The new and improved VPC-system allows you to set the kite
to your own preference in power build-up, depower range and
feel on the bar while riding.
The Peter Lynn Charger turns quicker and smoother than any
Twinskin you have flown before! The kite invites you to do
kiteloops and go big!
Compared to tube kites, Twinskins have a much cleaner airflow
around the wing. Both the topskin and the bottomskin are
shaped for maximum performance and stability. The airflow
around the Twinskin flies smoothly over the top and lower
skin without distorting and/or creating turbulence, in
comparison, the airflow on a tube kite goes smooth over
the topskin but gets heavily distorted by the leading edge
on the bottom skin. This distorted airflow has a negative
effect on the performance of the tubekite. These airflow
characteristics were studied and are the foundation on
which the unique Twinskin shape was designed around.
Amazing Lift and Long
The special design of the profile gives you a fast flying
kite with good lift for extremely high jumps. The long float
ensures longer airtimes and offers you softer landings.
Unmatched Stability Even in gusty inland conditions, the Peter
Lynn Charger is extremely stable and is virtually impossible
for the kite to luff!
By using high quality materials, the latest construction techniques
and by applying special reinforcements, the Peter Lynn Charger
is even more bomb-proof than previous Twinskins.
Ultra Light 30D Chikara high
Optimized fabric usage for the best weight and strength ratio
The top and bottom skin are made of 30D Ultra
light and super strong, high tenacity Chikara fabric. For
ribs Peter Lynn have chosen to use strong but ultra light
70D fabric. The Charger is made out of a combination of
giving the Charger the best weight to strength ratio.
Patented Concave Leading Edge:
The concave shape
ensures an highly efficient airflow and distributes the load
and stress across the complete wing which increases the amount
of depower. The Leading Edge is designed in such a way that
not every single cell has a separate stitch, ensuring less
drag and more strength.
Balanced panel-shape and
The panel shape and cell spacing is optimized
to give high flying speed and smooth performance across the
range. The cell spacing for each size Charger II has been
relatively decreased as the kite size increases, to make sure
kites fly faster and the smaller kites remain incredible
stable to handle strong gusty winds.
pulley’ VPC System:
For increased turning speed and performance the Charger is delivered as standard
with the VPC (Variable Power Control) system. For further tuning to your personal
preference the package also contains separate pigtails for a direct connection,
enabling you to tune the kite to a park & ride character.
On the tips as well as on the inside of the kite to ensure
maximum durability and smooth skin shape.
Kook-proof Line Connections:
To prevent wrong attachment of the top and rear lines to the kite.
The straps inside the tips can easily be tightened or loosened to increase
turning speed and flying speed to suit your personal riding style.
Central Flight Adjuster:
Allowing you to adjust the ‘feel and power’ of the kite. The centre
strap helps you set the power and flying behaviour to your personal liking.
Adjust the kite to your style rather than your style to the kite.
Inflation Zippers (left & right):
For quick and easy pre-inflation. The two high volume inflation zippers allow
you to pre-inflate your kite with very little effort. Simply open up the zippers
and they stay open to fill up the kite while you are setting up your lines.
Tag: Velcro tabs to ensure trouble-free self
The Peter Lynn Charger is a Peter Lynn Twinskin kite. The
kite consists of two layers of fabric with a set of profiles
When the kite crashes on the water, the taped
seams as well as the valves behind the air inlets prevent
the air escaping from the kite as well as any water getting
in, for a quick and easy re-launch.
Some of the great advantages of this style
of kite are:
Very clean airflow around the wing, both the
top skin and the bottom skin are shaped for maximum performance
and lift. No bladders or tubes that can burst, the kite is
more resistant to wear & tear.
Even weight distribution as the complete kite is made of the
same material. This makes the kite incredibly stable. No heavy
leading edge causing the kite to luff. Ideal for practicing
Easy and cheap repairs as the material is all solid Chikara
Because of the extreme stability, a twin-skin
from Peter Lynn is unlikely to ever hit the water in the first
However if it does, the waterproof taped and reinforced seams
and the incorporated silicon valve design behind the air intakes
along the kite's leading edge trap the air inside the kite,
and make it very hard for water to get in.
The large volume of air keeps the whole kite floating on top
of the water, so there is nothing stopping the kite from taking
off. With very little practice, water re-launching a Peter
Lynn Twin-Skin is very simple, quick, and easy to do.
Many riders who are already flying Twin-Skin
kites claim many months on the water without ever dropping
it into the water, some even claim they have never had to
Spend more time in the air and less time relaunching
on the water. Get yourself a Peter Lynn Charger today and
discover the new world of kite boarding all over again.
Package / Accessories:
The Peter Lynn Charger II is available as
kite only or complete (with bar and lines).
The Peter Lynn Charger II Complete version
comes with the following:
Peter Lynn Charger II Kite
Peter Lynn Charger II expandable backpack
Peter Lynn Charger II compact sticks
Peter Lynn Charger II sand and snow bag
Full color Peter Lynn instruction manual
Peter Lynn Kiteboarding Sticker
Peter Lynn 4-line TS Control bar
with 20m or 23m lines with 3m extensions
TS Control Bar: The Peter Lynn TS
Control Bar is the optimal bar design when it comes
to safety and user comfort for kiteboarding, landboarding
and snowkiting. The Centrix depower loop integrates
a reliable working safety system, tangle free swivel
and easy hooking in and out. The complete Navigator
bar is designed to be as clean as possible without
making any compromise in safety, user comfort or tuning
your bar to your personal liking.
One of the main objectives was to design
an easy and comfortable to use bar with safety system that
meets the latest standards. The complete bar should be
clean and without much explanation a rider should intuitively
know how to use it. It should be made for a large range
of riders from waveriding to freestyle.
Apart from this, it has always been implied
in Peter Lynn’s design philosophy to make a product
which lasts and can be kept in a good condition without
too much hassle and at little cost. The Navigator incorporates
materials of a very high quality with long lasting construction
methods. Any parts that may wear out in the long term can
easily be replaced.
It is designed to be as simple as possible and for any style of riding, whether
it's unhooked, hooked in, or a combination of the two, the Twinskin TS
Control bar will find maximum comfort and safety.
Lynn TS Control Bar Technology:
The TS Control Bar features
a quick release on the depower loop and a quick release
on the safety leash. The primary safety system is
designed to meet the standards of safety release
loads ensuring an easy release at all times.
The TS comes in three packages: small,
medium and large. The package is a combination
of a certain bar size with a certain length of
the flying lines.
The TS control bar small package
contains a 45-55cm bar with 20m lines and 3m
The TS control bar medium package
contains a 45-55cm bar with 23m lines and 3m
The TS Control bar large package
contains a 55-65cm bar with 23m lines and 3m
The medium bar is the most allround
setup, supplied as a standard bar with the Charger
II 8m to 15m.
Th TS bar setup can be used with any size Charger kite and is the perfect
bar to get if you want just one bar. By varying the bar size by changing
the attachments on the endcaps and by using the extension set, you
can adjust your bar to fly better on a smaller or larger kite.
If you prefer the best setup for
the Charger 6.5m, the TS small is recommended.
If you want to get the most out of the Charger
18m and above,
the TS large is recommended.
Handle: The release
on the Centrix depower loop is a reliable and easy
to use safety mechanism. With the simple pull of
the release cuff, one side of the loop disconnects
itself from the centre piece.
Dual Power Line: The
Dual depower line made from Dyneema ensures a safe
and durable connection to your kite.
sliding stopper: The
free sliding stopper helps you to quickly change
the amount of throw of your bar. The stopper can
be placed anywhere along the depower line and can
be set to full locking or push through.
Line: The red safety
line keeps you connected to your kite after activating
your safety system. The line runs through the bar
and the center of the depower loop.
Floats: The floats
help to keep your bar at the waters surface when
relaunching your kite. The red-grey colour coding
helps you to quickly see which side is left and
on Top Lines: The
V-split on the top lines, at about 10 metres from
the bar, gives the kite a more rigid structure
and increased depower while allowing a clean safety
Lock-In Pin: The
Lock-In pin ensures your depower loop stays hooked
in when if the tension comes off your top lines.
It can be easily removed if desired for the dedicated
Swivel: The Swivel
on the top section of the Centrix chickenloop allows
you to untwist your lines with ease. Unlike many
other models, your leash can remain attached to
the safety line while spinning.
Leash with Quick Release: The
extra leash with stainless steel clip and quick
release allow you to stay connected to the safety
line at all times. Fitted with Dyneema the leash
is extremely strong, to ensure a reliable connection
to your kite!
Lynn Navigator Control System Design Elements:
Landing Handles: The
Navigator is fitted with self landing handles attached
to the rear lines, which you can grab if needed
to land your kite with ease.
bar size endcaps: The
endcaps on the Navigator allow quick bar size adjustment
to adapt your bar to kite size and weather conditions.
The insides are soft on your hands, the outsides
have plenty of space for winding your lines.
coded EVA Foam Grip: The
control bar is fitted with EVA foam to ensure a
solid grip on the bar. The grip is colour coded,
for easily recognizing which side is left or right
when grabbing your bar.
Control Bar: The
Navigator features a tapered carbon bar to ensure
a lightweight but solid bar, for increased durability
and direct steering control.
Centre Hole: The
smooth Aluminium centre piece allows easy bar movements
and reduces wear of your lines. The Centrix depower
loop fits nicely into the centre piece for easy
hooking back in after an unhooked trick.
Power Adjuster: The
Navigator is fitted with a Clamcleat power adjuster
to easily set the power of your kite. The line
and cleat are easy to replace after long term wear.
Peter Lynn Charger
Control Bar Main Features:
Tapered Control Bar for direct feel
Bungee Loops to secure your lines when
storing your bar
Floaters to keep your bar floating at
all times if you need to water relaunch your kite
Self Landing Handles allowing you to self
launch and land your kite
Colour-coded Dyneema Leader Lines making
a durable and reliable connection with your kite and
giving a more direct feel when steering
Spinning Leash System enabling you to
ride with a leash without even knowing it's there
Leash with spinning leash guide point
just below the power adjusting strap preventing the leash
to dangle or hook around your body or other parts of
Pull-Pull Depower Strap enabling you to
set the overall power of the kite by a simple pulling
Easy adjustment pigtails enabling you
to set the difference in top and rear lines, allowing
you to ride with slack or tight rear lines
Dyneema Depower Line for extra durability
and a direct feel
Sliding stopper ball allowing you to quickly
change the amount of throw of your bar
Primary quick release which can be activated
easily by grabbing the release cuff, needing very little
load to activate
Secondary quick release on the leash to
completely disconnect yourself from the kite in case
Stiff Depower Loop making it extremely
easy to hook back in after riding unhooked without needing
to grab the loop with your hands
Removeable depower loop lock which can
be removed for unhooked riding. When used it will ensure
your depower loop staying hooked in when the tension
is off the top lines
A performance inspiring kite for both
new-comers and previous Twinskin users! Dan Eaton
Initial thoughts as soon as you get going
on this kite is it feels like a Synergy - but it's only when
you start turning and jumping the Charger that you realise
you have something different! This is super quick!
Landing > Simply inflate, go to your control
bar and tease the wingtip up. Really easy!
For landing, take the kite to the edge of
the wind window and walk forward and watch the kite lie onto
its back and behave itself! In stronger winds, an assisted
launch / landing is always preferable.
For the initial testing - I connected the lines and control
bar straight up to the VPC (Variable Power Control) system
on the "factory setting". There are lots of options
to alter bar pressure but straight out of the bag, this standard
setting seemed to put me straight into my comfort zone and
will give confidence into anyone who has flown Twinskin kites
One of the first things you are going to
notice with the Peter Lynn Charger Twinskin kite is the amount
of speed this kite produces in nearly no wind at all. This
kite is quick! Keep you hands in the middle of the bar on
the Charger unless you want to loop it!
As with all other Peter Lynn Twinskin style kites it never
wants to overfly! No flying overhead, no luffing and no chance
of a Hindenburg like some other kites do when the wind is
This kite just sits above you in the sky nice
and well behaved allowing you to have a rest without having
to land your kite and stake it out onto a wet beach.
This is the one that surprised me the most! Good overall jumping
but the surprise was the amount of hangtime.
This kite sends you quick on the way up but
once you are airborne there is plenty of hangtime to judge
your height and then perform your manoeuvre.
The VPC system really does depower the kite
alot! Hold on for as long as you can, pull in the control
bar and let the VPC system do its job!
Build Quality >
Improvements on the Peter Lynn Charger include a foolproof
inflate/deflate zippers enabling for quick setup and pack-down,
personalised bar pressure can be obtained by adjusting the
different VPC attachment points on the wingtips.
3-part wingtip lightwight alloy spars allow
for a smaller kitebag rucksack allowing for easy transportation
or alternatively if you wish to leave the spars assembled
- the bag is improved and now comes with a zip-up section
to enclose the kite.
There is also a steering adjuster inside the
kite to personalise a more tighter/looser turn rate as well
as lighter/heavier bar pressure. Launch assistant tags are
also included for easy solo-launching.
Special reinforcement patches on the tips
as well as on the inside of the kite also ensure maximum durability
where it's most needed!
This is a confidence inspiring kite for both new-comers to
the sport and previous Twinskin users. For those more experienced
kitesurfers / landboarders who want a forgiving kite to fly
but with the power ability and depower to possibly get away
with just one kite for a majority of wind conditions - this
is the one!