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Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

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WH Lithuania
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Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Postby WH Lithuania » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:52 am

It's ridiculous to read Flysurfer fanboys. Have anybody of you tried Chrono V3 Ultralight? Here everyone who tried my 13m is blown away. The only thing to complain about is the price tag. Obviously, one can't buy the best for cheap.

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Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Postby andylc » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:33 am

I am not a ‘fanboy’ of either, whatever that is, although all of my other kites are Ozone. I was very tempted to go from Chrono V2 to V3, but the description from Ozone did not convince me that it was a huge upgrade, so I wasn’t keen to buy without a demo. I did manage to demo the 12m Soul directly against the Chrono V2 13m and the difference was enough to make me go straight out and buy the Soul. That’s not to say the Chrono isn’t a very good kite but as a light wind kite to complement an otherwise LEI quiver I think the Soul is a great option. It would be good to see some more reviews of the Chrono V3 - there are few if any out there.
Price is also a big issue - if you’re going with the UL option then the total cost is pretty much a grand more than the Soul, which comes as standard in similar weight cloth to Ozone UL, except at wear areas where it’s heavier.
As far as I can tell standard Ozone fabric is about 36g/m2, UL is 27g, Soul is 32g/m2 so part way between the two, but from what I can tell more airtight and water repellent.

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Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Postby BOEMIX » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:33 pm

I'm like Andylc here.

No marketing bullshit about the new FS Soul, is just the best lightwind kite you can get.

All my other kites are all Ozones. I think they make the best LEIs for my taste and also the safest snowkites for high mountain gusty conditions like I usually ride.

But in the water relauchable foil kite game, Flysufer proved they are the kings. Other brands maybe could match the performance of FS foils or be better, but the airthigness and water relaunching of FS foils is far ahead of all other brands.

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Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Postby Bladesurfer » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:44 pm

I will get my Chrono V3 13m in 20 days. I let you know when I have tested both side by side.
I found some nice reiviews of the Chrono V3 so I feel confident. :)

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Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Postby Macster » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:35 am

Bladesurfer wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:44 pm
I will get my Chrono V3 13m in 20 days. I let you know when I have tested both side by side.
I found some nice reiviews of the Chrono V3 so I feel confident. :)
Keen to hear your review. I own a 9m Hyperlink and I have flown my friends chrono V3 11m quite a bit on a foil board and land board.

Unfortunately my friend uses 25m lines on his 11m Chrono and it is so slow and has probably given me an unfair impression of the kite. On the plus side, with those lines, if the kite can fly, you can foil and it has huge low end.

The Chrono seems to hold it's air better than the Hyperlink which makes relaunch easier.

I almost bought the 13m V3 Chrono 2 weeks ago but opted for the Flysurfer Soul 12m instead for various reasons. The kite arrives on Monday and I will be comparing back to back with the Chrono 11m, so I can give a better opinion then.

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Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Postby Bladesurfer » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:36 pm

Had my first session on my new Chrono V3 13m today.
Super impressed with lift and hangtime!
Misjudge the performance and ended up crashing on land at one point when I made downloop after a big jump.
Got 13.6m on my Woo and my companion got 11.2m on his Soul 12m 😁. Feels much more direkt and aggressiv then Chrono V2. Like it a lot!
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Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Postby foilholio » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:16 pm

Welcome to the club that have experienced jumping on a foil kite particularly a high performance one :-)

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Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Postby neilhapgood » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:15 am

Any tips for jumping with a 12m foil if you have only jumped an lei, is it the same process with a bit more bar input ?

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Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Postby FLandOBX » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:44 pm

neilhapgood wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:15 am
Any tips for jumping with a 12m foil if you have only jumped an lei, is it the same process with a bit more bar input ?
The timing is very different because the foil will move more slowly. That is the first and major difference you'll notice. Foils also tend to maintain more power with the bar further out. Once you boost with a foil, pushing the bar out will increase your hangtime.

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Re: Chrono V3 Vs Flysurfer Soul.

Postby windrider1 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:45 pm

WH Lithuania wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:52 am
It's ridiculous to read Flysurfer fanboys. Have anybody of you tried Chrono V3 Ultralight? Here everyone who tried my 13m is blown away. The only thing to complain about is the price tag. Obviously, one can't buy the best for cheap.
the best :lol: ? thats a best stretch of the imagination. everyone who flown a flysurfer next to an ozone can tell u hands down the flysurfer is better more dynamic kite.


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