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juanpasala
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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby juanpasala » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:59 pm

Has anyone made a comparison between an 8m and a 10m soul?
I had an 8- 12 - 15 Soul quiver. Wasnt using the 8 so I sold it, and exchanged my 12 for a 11mt race kite (deeply regretting it).
I want to get a medium number again, but between my 8m and 12 mt I always prefered the behaviour of the 12...
What do you guys think?

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby andylc » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:10 pm

I found the 8m twitchy, and prone to drop me fast or loft me if I didn't redirect just right. The 12m was lovely but very slow to turn - I reckon 10m!

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby 20kts » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:27 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:22 pm
20kts wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Anybody want to weigh in on a 15m soul vs 12m soul?

...

Am 85kg on a smallish wing (nobile zen freeride/allround) but likely to get a bigger wing at some point.

thanks in advance
Had the Soul 15 and rode the Nobile wing. While I loved the Soul on a twintip, the range on hydrofoil was just to small for me so I ended up selling it. I’m about 5kg less than you as well. Personally I’d choose the 12m especially if you are going to get a larger wing. I went to a Moses 633 and it was a night and day difference compared to the Nobile btw.
Thanks - that's what I'm leaning towards - (12m and bigger wing) Looking @ 633 - but also saw nobile is also coming out w/ new wings...
Cheers!

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby Adventure Logs » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:56 pm

20kts wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Adventure Logs wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:22 pm
20kts wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Anybody want to weigh in on a 15m soul vs 12m soul?

...

Am 85kg on a smallish wing (nobile zen freeride/allround) but likely to get a bigger wing at some point.

thanks in advance
Had the Soul 15 and rode the Nobile wing. While I loved the Soul on a twintip, the range on hydrofoil was just to small for me so I ended up selling it. I’m about 5kg less than you as well. Personally I’d choose the 12m especially if you are going to get a larger wing. I went to a Moses 633 and it was a night and day difference compared to the Nobile btw.
Thanks - that's what I'm leaning towards - (12m and bigger wing) Looking @ 633 - but also saw nobile is also coming out w/ new wings...
Cheers!
Saw that too but also noticed the guy stating on the interview that they are pretty fragile which is a huge no way for me. My 633 has been pretty bombproof. I will though most likely be buying their twintip/hydrofoil splitboard hybrid.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby SolarSet » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:18 pm

Nobile split TT/foil board looks like breakthrough in board design, never seen anything like this and would be interested to see their board sizes. I hope they will sell something 140/142cm length as current NHP split 138cm is too small for riders +85kg
It would be also interesting to learn about rocker/flex of the board but so far no info

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby Adventure Logs » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:28 pm

Yea for the last couple years I’ve been inquiring numerous board builder to see if they could build me a one off. I hope they upgrade the inserts compared to their infinity boards. I’m pretty sure this is going to be a no jumping board either way.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby 20kts » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:30 pm

Saw that too but also noticed the guy stating on the interview that they are pretty fragile which is a huge no way for me. My 633 has been pretty bombproof. I will though most likely be buying their twintip/hydrofoil splitboard hybrid.
Good to know - tx

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:33 am

juanpasala wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Has anyone made a comparison between an 8m and a 10m soul?
I had an 8- 12 - 15 Soul quiver. Wasnt using the 8 so I sold it, and exchanged my 12 for a 11mt race kite (deeply regretting it).
I want to get a medium number again, but between my 8m and 12 mt I always prefered the behaviour of the 12...
What do you guys think?
I have both but I’m having some issues I’m working out on my 10m. If you like the 12m you’ll most likely would prefer the 10m. I personally lean on the 8m because I like a lively kite and I can power kiteloop the 8m. The 8m seems to react better to shorter lines as well. Once I get my issue figured out I may change my story though.

They did come out with a Soul 9m. Why not just split the difference?

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby elguapo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:17 am

juanpasala wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Has anyone made a comparison between an 8m and a 10m soul?
I had an 8- 12 - 15 Soul quiver. Wasnt using the 8 so I sold it, and exchanged my 12 for a 11mt race kite (deeply regretting it).
I want to get a medium number again, but between my 8m and 12 mt I always prefered the behaviour of the 12...
What do you guys think?
which race kite?

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby SolarSet » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:25 am

20kts wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Saw that too but also noticed the guy stating on the interview that they are pretty fragile which is a huge no way for me. My 633 has been pretty bombproof. I will though most likely be buying their twintip/hydrofoil splitboard hybrid.
Good to know - tx
His English wasn't great and he was very stresses speaking to camera. I would wait for official review/release before judging HF.
Adventure Logs wrote: Yea for the last couple years I’ve been inquiring numerous board builder to see if they could build me a one off. I hope they upgrade the inserts compared to their infinity boards. I’m pretty sure this is going to be a no jumping board either way.
Why you think this split hybrid wouldn't be good for jumping? TT type of board are very stiff and take loads of beating but not sure how attaching foil must affects board straight.

Lack of good split foil board keeps me off learning HF and I'm not going bag to traveling with huge golf bag for holidays when I can pack everything nicely with checking bag :cool2:
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