pmaggie wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:13 pm
Is a speed 6 coming next year in your opinion?
This is how I'd like to anticipate the 2018-2018 Flysurfer range:
- Speed 6: a Sonic2 with DLX material (the Sonic2 is better than the Speed 5 in every department, even relaunch) and slightly redesigned (simplified) wing tips
- Sonic 3: a beefed up Race to withstand severe punishment (don't care if it's 500 grams heavier), which could perhaps even make the Speed 6 as imagined above redundant
- Race 2: probably an even lighter and higher aspect ratio kite. Since it's designed for top racers, it can be expected to demand somewhat more skills and attention than the existing very predictable and stable Race, if that's the cost to pay for the very best in terms of performance. Also awaited: a system (extra line?) to give a deep camber for downwind broad reach (I believe the Diablo had such a system)
- Pulse 3: a fast turning, super easy allrounder, hyperlink like, a very needed lower aspect kite FS has regrettably neglected. Something in between the Pulse 2 (without the bloody drag generating jet flaps) and the Speed4 DLX (not the Lotus!), both great kites. The best for schools and even waves. BTW, the foil kite so far I enjoy most for foiling is the Speed4 DLX 8, even if I lose 5 or 10 degrees upwind ability wrt Race.