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Re: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video

Postby kitexpert » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:24 pm

It is better not to crash foil kites hard like in FS video. Even if kite doesn't necessarily explode (which leads laborious repair job because ribs and straps tear) pressure damages seams causing them to leak.

Couple of years ago I was asked to check/tune Speed4 dlx kite, it was used as a snow kite for two seasons by a beginner. I later saw how he did with his kites and it was quite harsh :roll: Fabrics of that kite were not worn out but every seam was loosened and leaked air. There was a torn rib or two which I repaired (at this point I didn't realize the problem with the seams).

Bridle and mixer were also badly out of tune but they were fixable. Seams not so much. I couldn't see any other reason for damage than pressure shocks from numerous hard crashes kite had suffered.

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Re: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video

Postby joriws » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:01 am

I see there is new Flysurfer glass video. Previous vid was with Speed3 standard, now this is with Soul with a TT

Check 0:20 if you want the glass=>



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Re: My first sessions with the Flysurfer Soul 12, a short video

Postby blu » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:48 am
Flysurfer is not Ozone. FS builds their foils much better. Soul has the 12 month warranty so if it were to explode like you seem so terrified will happen, Flysurfer will repair free of cost. Here’s a vid of them testing crashes on a soul pronto. It’s a well built kite.

https://youtu.be/ewqgioVZNIE
I don't think that's the case anymore, be gentle with your Soul :nono:
you may have to cover repair cost on your own like I'm
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