Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Is Flexifoil out of the business ?

Forum for kitesurfers
Frequent Poster
Posts: 489
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:09 pm
Local Beach: South Coast of UK
Gear: Liquid Force impulse Foil, Slingshot SST Wave
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: Is Flexifoil out of the business ?

Postby UKSurf » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:14 pm

I think their kite camera was their last roll of the dice. They made some great quailty equipment back in the day. I tried the hadlow id and didnt think much of it. Their designs seemed to be behind the likes of slingshot cabrinha etc from what I understand the company is run by the son of a dutch business man who owned the company for a number of years.

User avatar
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 523
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:22 pm
Local Beach: UK
Gear: Naish Torch's
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 30 times

Re: Is Flexifoil out of the business ?

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:58 am

I think Flexi's big mistake was the Hadlo Pro, while the competitors had huge success with the Vegas, Torch and Fuel, flexifoil brought out a kite that was too niche and very hard to fly. They were too slow adapting to a changing market, almost every year you could guarantee a middle of the road (ion) kite in rasta or ice colour scheme. Pity as they were a company that produced products to a better specification than all the others at the time, they seemed on top of the industry from 2000 to 2008, the flexifoil strike and strike 2 were legendary kites :heartface:

User avatar
Medium Poster
Posts: 161
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:55 am
Favorite Beaches: Maldives Blue Lagoons
Style: Skimboarding, flat water & small waves
Gear: Ozone Chrono (V1) 18m/12m/9m
Ozone R1 (V1) 15m
Ozone Hyperlink (V1) 12m, 9m V1
Zap Skimboard
DIY Kite Parts - Many sewing machines :-)
Location: England
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: Is Flexifoil out of the business ?

Postby mgs » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:34 pm

I remember seeing Flexifoil at Portsmouth International Kite Festival.
Flexifoil would arrive in their coach and setup a wall of TV screens showing this video.
My first ever power kite being a Flexifoil Super 10 which I bought at Bristol International Kite festival.

Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: andrewjohn, Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], JakeFarley, knotwindy, mplamplampla and 15 guests