Peter Lynn have just launched the new Escape V6 kite that Willem van der Meij was using to pull some of the biggest kite loops on the planet in Cape Town this year. If you want a high performance kite for wakestyle and freestyle action that can pull mega loops to the moon check out all the details from the brand in this extensive press release giving you all the information and everything they have changed on the new version!
“Free your style”
Wakestyle / Freestyle Open C performance
Navigator control bar
5 / 7 / 8/ 9/ 11 / 13 / 15 / 17m2
This is the Escape!
The Escape is built for ambitious riders who want to amp up their ride.
Its C-shaped design gives it the ideal freestyle and wakestyle performance profile. The Escape V6 is the ultimate freestyle machine that can pull you through some serious megaloops. It offers a complete package of great line slack and explosive pop, great hangtime and soft landings.
Specific traits of multiple design shapes were combined to make the V6 Escape into the hard poppin’, big boostin’ freestyle machine it is. The Escape is a modern C-shape design that delivers explosive power in a smooth and controllable way and offers performance for both hooked & unhooked freestyle tricks.
Its deep profile gives the kite a lot of grunt without sacrificing the upwind performance. This ensures you can stay in the competition box to perform more tricks during your heat.
For the first public appearance of the Escape V6, we’ve chosen the 2017 Red Bull King of the Air contest in South Africa. This was a great opportunity to show off the Escape’s potential and performance. It was at the KOTA that team rider Willem van der Meij put the kite through its passes and showed the world that the V6 Escape jumps massive and loops like a rollercoaster.
The features of the Escape V6 were designed to suit the needs of freestyle fanatics. Solid feel, powerful turns, no back stall and responsive control make the Escape v6 the ultimate choice for the aspiring competition rider. In the hands of advanced riders the Escape can handle a lot of wind and can be pushed to extremes in its higher wind range.
- Explosive pop and lots of grunt for unhooked moves
- Excellent vertical boost
- Great line slack for unhooked tricks
- Highly responsive & direct steering
- Different settings to tweak the kite to your preferred bar feel
Intuitive handling and kite feedback – Feel where your kite is at all times
The Escape’s smooth power and predictable handling gives the rider a feeling of trust and control that inspires confidence from the first launch. The 4-strut design offers a balanced distribution of power. The big strut-less centre piece gives the kite loads of grunt while the squared wingtips offer direct and powerful steering. The excellent bar feedback lets riders feel in control and allows more experienced riders to place the kite exactly where they need it to utilize its power to the fullest.
Direct and responsive steering – Precise and direct turning
The Escape’s minimal, pulley-less bridle makes the kite responsive and direct. This allows you to place the kite exactly where you need it. The short bridle makes it turn fast and as tight as you want, a great feature to bust out kite loops. The quick steering also makes it easy to work the kite in lower winds, helping you to stay out on the water longer.
Large usable wind range
The Escape performs throughout a large wind range
Due to its light weight construction, stability and predictability the Escape V6 has an expanded wind range for this type of design. Get out sooner and hold on longer. The big strut-less centre panel of the canopy gives you the grunt and stability to fly in a wide range of conditions.
Freestyle oriented performance – Explosive pop & extreme vertical boost
The Escape’s open C-shape gives the kite huge amounts of power when you send it for a jump.
Short pulley-less bridle
For a solid bar feel and direct kite feedback, ensuring maximum control no matter the conditions.
Double stitched multi-segment Leading Edge
Extra smooth, extra stiff Leading Edge shape with the bonus of added durability
For quick turning, solid bar feel, grunt and lift through the turns
Reduces airflow distortion under the wing which stops fluttering of the canopy. This takes away the need for trailing edge Dacron, resulting in a lighter more balanced overall wing.
Clean leading edge
Dacron reinforcement patches for the bridle attachment points are stitched on the inside of the leading edge.
The pigtails are adjustable in length to influence the kite’s characteristics to suit your preference.
Different settings for different feel
Tweak your setting on the kite to suit your personal preferred bar feel.
Fit-all pump valve
Quick fill valve that fits all pumps, the bayonet fitting prevents hose blowouts while pumping and reduces wear on the inlet.
Specially shaped panel layout
To distribute the forces on the canopy evenly, the panels have been specially designed to mitigate any potential stretch.
15 and 17m sizes
For the heavier riders or the ones in light wind locations, there is a 15 and 17 meter Escape V6. They will get you going even in the lightest breeze.
What is New
We have developed and evolved our entire range of kites to suit all riders desires with three different models because we believe we can make kiteboarding accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
The shape and performance of the Escape have evolved impressively over the last years making it the kite of choice for riders who seek top performance for freestyle, wakestyle and freeride. We develop with an open mind, which results in trying different techniques and stepping aside from accepted or assumed techniques to discover new possibilities. The prototypes are used by a wide range of riders and in widely diverse conditions to see how the kite performs in real life situations.
Peter Lynn Kiteboarding came to market with its kiteboarding kites about 7 years ago. Before releasing the first generation of these kites, years of development took place, starting from the ground up to develop our own designed kites. These years of development prior to the release of the first generation are essential for the development in later generations of the kites.
Lining up the V4, V5 and the Escape V6 gives a good impression of the evolution of the kite.
There are several visible and nonvisible improvements
The most significant improvement lies in the so called nose of the kite; the part of the kite where the canopy and leading edge meet. This is where the energy transformation takes place and where the wind flow has a big impact on the overall performance of the kite.
By using multiple mini sized segments in the canopy panels a smooth and clean transition between leading edge and canopy is created. This improves the airflow and results in better overall performance.
The shape and size of the tips have been transformed over the last generations. The wingtips of the V6 have a more straight and aggressive shape to enhance the freestyle performance.
The overall canopy shape of the kite has evolved into a refined Open C Shape adding much more C-feel into the experience. Following the development of the last generations you can notice that the kite turns quicker, offers more grunt, pop and slack on the lines, generates more power in the loops and has a wider wind range. The V6 Escape has a much more direct feel due to its smoother airflow and clean trailing edge.
The bridle layout of the kite has undergone some extensive changes. The overall bridle is shorter, more direct and more balanced to deliver a direct feel and sense of control.
No big deal on the flying characteristics you might say, but it does make life easier when you can pump up your kite faster and hassle free with the new inflate valve with bayonet fitting. You are able to use every kite pump you can find on the beach.
The use of Dacron has been reduced over the past years. This relatively heavy, non flexible material is only used in specific areas on the wingtips. The trailing edge is free of Dacron in the Escape V6. Dacron in the trailing edge is often used to cover up “flapping” trailing edges.
See for all the info http://www.peterlynnkiteboarding.com/escapeV6