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

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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
cheers

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

Postby Ice101 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:08 pm

Don’t leave your bar attached to it though. The material condensates loads even after drying thoroughly,
Dried mine well before putting it away but it’s still condensated and has made the centre of my bar where the depower rope goes through corrode.

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

Postby foilholio » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:46 pm

Ice101 wrote:Don’t leave your bar attached to it though.
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Ice101 wrote: The material condensates loads even after drying thoroughly,
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Ice101 wrote: Dried mine well before putting it away but it’s still condensated and has made the centre of my bar where the depower rope goes through corrode.
Oh, you must be leaving your bar inside the kite! Who taught you that silly thing? Never do that it will rust your bar and make your kite wet inside, but I guess you already have experienced that. Also leave the bar attached, it is a much better experience. Though stick it outside the bag to dry.

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

Postby Ice101 » Thu May 02, 2019 11:42 am

In the videos it said roll the bar into the centre of the kite. It didn’t say leave it attached roll the kite and leave the bar outside the bag!


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