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Armin Harich
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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby Armin Harich » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:56 pm

Keep us updated and we will help you.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby blu » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:43 pm

Armin
what happened to Flysurfer Soul 12 Month free repair service?
It looks like disappeared from Flysurfer website. If so why don't you write and explain the reason for it?
I sent 2 emails to Flysurfer about it without any response.
if you are canceling this I will fully understand, just tell us what is it?

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby Flag53 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:53 pm

Hi Armin ,

When I do the long mixer test to get the A and Z to line up at the kite , there is quite a difference at the other end where the A and Z connect to the flying lines, is this ok and if so should I just proceed to equalise the B/C with the difference at the flying line end but equal at the kite ?

I hope this makes sense

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby blu » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:05 am

blu wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:43 pm
Armin
what happened to Flysurfer Soul 12 Month free repair service?
It looks like disappeared from Flysurfer website. If so why don't you write and explain the reason for it?
I sent 2 emails to Flysurfer about it without any response.
if you are canceling this I will fully understand, just tell us what is it?
Armin
thanks for your help, I got the kind email from Flysurfer today. :D

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby mgs » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:26 am

The free repair service that FS provided I have always considered as highly commendable.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby Armin Harich » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:25 am

There is no change how we act with our warranty. We just don´t advertice it.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby Kristan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:16 pm

Today I had opportunity to test my 12m Soul again. I was curious how it would behave after equalizing the mixer. And I'd say it did the trick.

Wind was around 10 knots with slight turbulence. This time kite was much more stable, predictable and controllable. I had a really nice session with it. Constant wingtip flaps were gone, unless there were some lulls, way less collapses, mostly by my mistakes, but it still inverts a lot. I figured that it inverts when it loses some of the internal air pressure, because it mostly happened when I landed the kite or crashed and didn't relaunch it right away. In turbulence this kite works well in micro bursts, but doesn't handle micro lulls. It loses all the power for a couple of seconds, going slack, and sometimes that's enough to fall on your butt, cuz kite doesn't hold you anymore. A bit annoying, but I can live with that. Parking this kite is pain. No matter how much snow did I put on its wingtip, it still was prone to get blown off with any short gust or wind redirection. The only way to be sure was to throw a harness on it and a snowboard on top. When I tried to fold the bar and the kite and I didn't throw all my stuff on it, it moved for like 15 meters from initial parking spot, constantly tangling in bridles. Guess that's a price to pay for light fabric and lightwind performance.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby mr-markus » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:52 pm

When with a wet Soul,and any foilkite i think, it will behave very different. When you land the kite fold at least 1 or better 1.5 meter of the tip and put youre board or harness on it. I made the mistake couple of times to fold just 30 cm with some sand on it. Had to made some nice dives towards it. When folding tips hold the downwind tip as low as possible and walk fast to the upwind tip. hope this helps a bit.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby Regis-de-giens » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:11 pm

To me it is not related to the light cloth in itself but rather the lotus enduction choice by Flysurfer that is very slippy. I liked it on my ex speed4 for its deperlancy and relaunch, but indeed it is very slippy on the ground and need more weight on the wing to lock it on the ground. Which may complicate things on hard snow in some configurations. However it isa very good enduction IMO.


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