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Soul kite profile adjustment

Postby Flag53 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:09 pm

Hi all , I have a 12M Soul and I’m really pleased with its performance so far apart from in really really light winds the tips just slowly start to tuck in .
I know that keeping it moving reduces this behaviour but in really low winds sometimes it just happens.

In the Soul manual it says that you can adjust the profilers to reduce this at the expense of turning speed , I was just wandering if anyone has experimented with them yet ?

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Re: Soul kite profile adjustment

Postby foilholio » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:42 pm

I have sewn adjustments into kites, it does work. You also need to consider the bridles may be causing this and a mixer adjustment could fix it.

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Re: Soul kite profile adjustment

Postby Flag53 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:52 am

Thanks Foilholio I’ve done a mixer test ( which is easy to do and adjust on this kite btw )
But on this kite there are profile adjusters built in that you can adjust to wether you wanted more stability at the expense of turning speed and vice versa.
I was curious as to wether anyone had been brave enough to adjust them yet.

But thanks for the reply anyway Bud 👍

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Re: Soul kite profile adjustment

Postby Adventure Logs » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:52 pm

Seems like the profile adjusters are trial and error. There's two settings on each, activate and fly and see if you like it better. Somewhere in this video they explain how to find and adjust them.

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Re: Soul kite profile adjustment

Postby jakemoore » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:15 pm

I have with Speed4 DLX.

I would fly the kite a few months before changing these. The effect is small and most pronounced when lines are slack, e.g outside wingtip in a turn.

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Re: Soul kite profile adjustment

Postby Flag53 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:58 pm

Thanks for the replies guys 👍

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Re: Soul kite profile adjustment

Postby Adventure Logs » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:22 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:15 pm
I have with Speed4 DLX.

I would fly the kite a few months before changing these. The effect is small and most pronounced when lines are slack, e.g outside wingtip in a turn.
I didn't realize the S4 dlx's had these. These are for when the lines are slack like after jumps. My 15m wing tips curl slightly after a jump but it's not very pronounced and helps keep the kite off the water during down loops so I like it.


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