Hook V2


Being the allround kite in the PLKB range, the Hook V2 is designed to combine rider comfort with exceptional performance. Any rider can enjoy it and progress through their style, starting from any level. The Hook is built for those who are looking to advance and polish their technique, as well as for riders looking for smooth airtime to help them progress through big air tricks. Smooth power build-up and upwind ability, big air and buttery landings: everything you need for epic sessions all year round.

The Hook is dedicated to allround progression and boosting big. It offers the airtime you need to throw every trick in the book and put you down smoothly. Its moderate bar pressure, which is easy on the arms and body, allows you to stay out longer. It combines rider focussed handling and usability to let you practice and ride from dawn ‘till dusk. Want to look good riding and throwing big? Hook in!

Fly the Hook with the PLKB Navigator bar for its best performance.
Freestyle
Airtime
Wave
Entry
Upwind
Windrange

Characteristics

BOOSTING & HANG-TIME

The Hook has been designed with maximum progressive performance in mind. The Hook's high AR frame delivers the speed you need to boost big. Its forward speed is easily translated into huge floaty jumps and its smooth controls allow for buttery landings.

GREAT HANDLING AND KITE FEEDBACK

The Hook features a 4 point, single pulley bridle. This makes the kite smooth, highly responsive while it offers a feeling of effortlessness in its controls. Even depowered all the way the kite remains responsive and quick to turn, coupled with Peter Lynn’s renowned kite stability you’ll feel safe and in control even in the most demanding conditions.

LIGHT WIND & UPWIND PERFORMANCE

The larger Hooks are amazing in light winds. They are light and well balanced so that they will fly in even the lightest breezes, perfect for riders who want to constantly practice. Thanks to the high Aspect Ratio the Hook has a high flying speed and great upwind drive, making it an excellent hydrofoil option.

EXCEPTIONAL WIND RANGE

The Hook will get you going earlier and will let you stay out longer. Thanks to the specially constructed leading edge and efficient bridle, the Hook has an exceptionally large and effective wind range. It has great low end power, without sacrificing any of the high end performance.

Tech Specs

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TRIFLOW
One-Strut Design
TRIFLOW
If you look closely at the canopy on the leading edge, you will see multiple triangular shaped panels. These are called TriFlow and create a smooth and clean transition between the panels. By using this technology, the canopy segments attached to the Leading edge are now able to curve both vertically and horizontally, limiting all creases from happening on the canopy closer to the leading edge.
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5-STRUT HIGH ASPECT RATIO
One-Strut Design
5-STRUT HIGH ASPECT RATIO
The Hook has been designed with a 5-strut construction, built for massive hangtime, speed and upwind capabilities. Also, the high Aspect Ratio increases the aerodynamics of the wing, and helps your landings by gently placing you on the water. Buttery landings are a must if you’re starting to really push your riding.
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ADJUSTABLE BAR PRESSURE
One-Strut Design
ADJUSTABLE BAR PRESSURE
Most PLKB kites come with adjustable back line settings to adjust the bar feel of the kite. Moving the bridle attachment point back towards the trailing edge will make the steering pressure lighter but will require more movement of the bar. Changing the settings is super easy, just detach the back bridle line and reattach it to your preferred setting to have more or less bar pressure and steering movement. This is a personal decision based on your riding style and experience.
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DOUBLE KOOKPROOF PIGTAILS
One-Strut Design
DOUBLE KOOKPROOF PIGTAILS
Forgot what knot your lines were attached to? By adding an extra pigtail to the backlines of the kite, you don't have to think about the right setting for your kite because it's always your favourite.
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FIT ALL VALVE
One-Strut Design
FIT ALL VALVE
Our kites are equipped with a ‘fit-all-valve’ for easy inflation. The bayonet fitting fits all pumps and the large valve opening makes inflation a breeze. You won’t have to spend hours and hours looking for a pump with the right connection, and will be out on the water in no time.
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DOUBLE STITCHED LEADING EDGE
One-Strut Design
DOUBLE STITCHED LEADING EDGE
Multiple reinforcements improve durability. The leading edge and struts are built with the most durable Dacron. The entire span of the leading edge has been reinforced along the seam with double stitches to protect it from getting damaged when crashing or getting a pounding by waves, making it hands down one of the toughest kites on the market. All the bridle attachment points are reinforced with Dacron patches that are stitched on the inside of the leading edge so, even if all the power is channelled through one bridle point, the kite will not get damaged.
Comparison
Product Size Colour Struts Wind Range (kn) Bar Size Weight
PLKB Hook V2 4 blue 4 M Blue 5 20 - 40 S (43 cm)
PLKB Hook V2 4 orange 4 M Orange 5 20 - 40 S (43 cm)
PLKB Hook V2 6 blue 6 M Blue 5 17 - 38 S (43 cm)
PLKB Hook V2 6 orange 6 M Orange 5 17 - 38 S (43 cm)
PLKB Hook V2 8 blue 8 M Blue 5 16 - 34 M (51 cm)
PLKB Hook V2 8 orange 8 M Orange 5 16 - 34 M (51 cm)
PLKB Hook V2 10 blue 10 M Blue 5 15 - 28 M (51 cm)
PLKB Hook V2 10 orange 10 M Orange 5 15 - 28 M (51 cm)
PLKB Hook V2 12 blue 12 M Blue 5 14 - 26 M (51 cm)
PLKB Hook V2 12 orange 12 M Orange 5 14 - 26 M (51 cm)
PLKB Hook V2 14 blue 14 M Blue 5 13 - 24 L (60cm)
PLKB Hook V2 14 orange 14 M Orange 5 13 - 24 L (60cm)
PLKB Hook V2 16 blue 16 M Blue 5 12 - 22 L (60cm)
PLKB Hook V2 16 orange 16 M Orange 5 12 - 22 L (60cm)