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Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:05 pm
by Toby
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Sonic Race VMG


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Race, Hydrofoil

The SONIC Race VMG: highly efficient, stable, ultra-light. Professional athletes expect maximum performance and efficiency with highest stability. Top performance under extreme conditions are only possible if you can fully rely on your material without any hesitation. FLYSURFER introduces the SONIC Race VMG to the market, with this kite we go into the next level of performance, designed to be used for “open class” kiteracing disciplines.

The FLYSURFER Kiteboarding R & D Team raised the bar once again! With a complete revision of the wing profile and adapted aspect ratio’s, we further improved the aerodynamic efficiency and above all the control of the beloved SONIC RACE. The more rigid construction of the performance tuned SONIC Race VMG shows its strength in all conditions including extreme high & low-winds. Supported by a 3-level Bridle Design (A, B, Z) riders have a clear advantage over the competition – the drastic reduction of bridle lines reduces air resistance (Drag) by an unbelievable 15%! This allows the athlete to ride with maximum top speeds and with the best possible angles over the entire race course. Looking inside of the VMG, minimalism is emphasized, fewer attachment points of the balance bridle lines are perfectly supported by a special mix of materials only at high stress areas. This ultra-light wing has unparalleled light-wind performance.

The SONIC Race VMG makes it clear that we have made no compromises to produce a truly unique race winning closed-cell foil kite, ambitious products make for outstanding achievements! Check out the revolutionary SONIC Race VMG by FLYSURFER!

https://flysurfer.com/project/sonic-race-vmg/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltDLsumdXLA

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Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 pm
by fat blokes can fly
How does this compare to the Sonic2?

Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:44 am
by foilholio
Armin makes winners.

Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:18 am
by james
Benni makes winners..

Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:36 pm
by kiter4fun123
windspecs 4 the 21 m = from 3kn ... :o

Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:28 pm
by Mossy 757
fat blokes can fly wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 pm
How does this compare to the Sonic2?
I heard it explained this way from a FS team rider; if you want to boost and really work the kite through its paces, the Sonic2 is the kite. If your goal is course racing, the Sonic Race is the kite. He wasn't so much worried about the materials blowing out on the racier kite, but basically said that all the development and tuning and setup for the Sonic2 have been aimed at making it a more all-purpose kite, and the SonicRace or VMG are set up purely for hydrofoil course racing.

Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:28 pm
by davesails7
fat blokes can fly wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 pm
How does this compare to the Sonic2?
Saw one in person, but havent gotten mine yet. VMG is definitely fast! The guy who had it said the 3 row bridle system makes for less tangled when launching and landing.

Others have said on other posts that vmg has lighter bar pressure, worse relaunch (takes on water, wraps wingtip) compared to sonic 2.

I'm hoping to fly mine this weekend

Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:37 pm
by grigorib
davesails7 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:28 pm
..the 3 row bridle system makes for less tangled when launching and landing.
A/B/Z again? Haven't been following new Flysurfer models much but It's been a while after original Speed4 to bring simplistic A/B/Z back.
Sweet!

[edit] Seems Sonic Race was A/B/Z too. I love the simplicity of it

Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:55 pm
by G1017
VMG has A/B/Z like Sonic Race. Also now only 2 pulleys per side, not like Sonic Race which had 3 pulleys (A1/A2/B1/B2). Less chance for tangling, super simple mixer adjustment. Due to only two pulleys, slightly more bar pressure at the VMG than Sonic Race. But thus the sweet spot can be found even better, since you receive a bit more feedback. Had absolutly no problems with tip tucks. Only racing in kite buggy, can't tell about water use. Too early to tell further difference to Sonic Race. I love them both, real racy kites!

Re: Flysurfer Sonic Race VMG

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:33 am
by davesails7
I got mine today! It came with the wingtips flaked (like an accordian) and the middle folded. I saw picture online where someone had flaked it instead of rolling. Is it ok to roll this kite? Seems like flaking it would be a lot more difficult out on the beach.