Is your Sonic 18m too?fun2kite wrote:I used 18M Airush Zero for about year. It worked, but I just switch to Flysurfer Sonic FR.
And oh my! there is no comparison. I will never again, EVER, use my 18M Zero.
Foils and Sonic FR in particular just changes everything. it sits so far forward in the window that you don't feel any pull of the kite you need to counter as you do with 18M zero.
Zero was powerful and as soon as wind picked up a bit, it would be almost un-controlable. pulling your OFF the board. Sitting so much back in the window.
At the same time, getting going with Sonic is also incredible. I used to struggle with 18M Zero to get going. As soon as I would get going, I would be potentially overpowered, but getting going was still difficult.
With Sonic, ONE dive down and I am off ridding! I can't believe it myself, but it is true.
Obviously, it's a brand new world of me with a foil kite. It fly differently, it handles differently, a lot of hassle to prepare for launch and different technique of landing (I am always self launch /land)
So it is not without negatives, but overall.. Do not think twice.. Get a foil kite IMHO!
I notice most hydrofoilers avoid the large foil kites and stick to 11-15m for light wind. What is your estimate on the low end on your Sonic with hydrofoil compared with the Zero in Knots?fun2kite wrote:My Sonic is 15m and seem to getting my up better than my zero 18. It is lighter, much higher aspect ratio and bigger projected area as well.
How much do you weight? Would you do a comparison on the 12 Chrono and 11 Sonic?foilonfoil wrote:Started with Ozone Chrono's 12M/15M and now flying Flysurfer Sonic FR's 9M/11M. The 11M is as much kite as I need on the lightest of days. The 9M on the bigger days.
Foil kites generate massive power as you build apparent wind speed so I am totally overpowered on a 15M Foil kite.
Love everything about the Sonics! Incredible stablity and a very strong power band.
The skill to lean in lighter conditions is a down loop of the kite to the direction you are starting and the power from the loop will have you immediately up and foiling.
7-10kts is really light and your body size may require you to use a 15M but just be really careful if conditions increase as you will be overpowered quickly.
Strutless are sh!t vs foil kites.jaros wrote:Can you share your experiences? I would like to
hear a comparison from those who had used both - With foilboards in minimal winds (7-10 knots).
210lbs. Really no difference between 11 Sonic and 12 Chrono. The new Sonic build and stability are superior.Hawaiis wrote: How much do you weight? Would you do a comparison on the 12 Chrono and 11 Sonic?
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