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Sonic2 6m info

Postby mr-markus » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:44 am

G'day, anyone tried the Sonic 2 6m? In terms of turning speed,boosting, etc. Got me an 8m Soul but thinking of getting a Sonic for more high winds. Just TT no foiling. Thx in advance,
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Re: Sonic2

Postby tomtom » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:57 am

I dont see any point of Sonic 2 as high wind kite. Any advantage it has is proportionaly less important as wind is stronger. On TT this is even more so.
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Re: Sonic2

Postby mr-markus » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:37 am

Well fact is that i ride the 8m in 35knots and then it becomes a powerhouse.( read not comfy) So i my humble opinion a 6m would be easier to ride in a few knots more. Besides that a Sonic gives huges hangtime. Soul also ofcourse.

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Re: Sonic2

Postby stefFZ » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:08 am

mr-markus wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:44 am
G'day, anyone tried the Sonic 2 6m? In terms of turning speed,boosting, etc. Got me an 8m Soul but thinking of getting a Sonic for more high winds. Just TT no foiling. Thx in advance,
Cheers
You can have a look here http://www.lesfoilz.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3956. Lots of comments on the Sonic² 6m. I tried it strapless some time ago in 15 knots or so and I found it a very good kite. For strapless riding (surfboard), it is not really interesting (it is not a wave kite :-)) but if I was exclusively riding a TT and was into jumping and doing tricks I will have one (along with a 11 and a 15 maybe and not Soul). I 'am even thinking that this small Sonic² beats LEI for boosting high and riding upwind like a charm. You can also somehow drift it by keeping it in the middle of the wind window. Very very good kite from Armin.

Here is a video of one of FZ forum member with the Sonic² 6m:

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Re: Sonic2

Postby mr-markus » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:33 am

Thx!! :thumb:

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Re: Sonic2

Postby evan » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:52 am

mr-markus wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:37 am
Well fact is that i ride the 8m in 35knots and then it becomes a powerhouse.( read not comfy) So i my humble opinion a 6m would be easier to ride in a few knots more. Besides that a Sonic gives huges hangtime. Soul also ofcourse.

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Better get a Soul 6m then, higher AR foil kites don't have the best top end/depower so I doubt you can hold the 6m Sonic 2 in noticeable more wind then your current 8m soul.
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Re: Sonic2

Postby mr-markus » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:56 am

worth to consider then perhaps.

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Re: Sonic2

Postby Horst Sergio » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:41 pm

Hi Markus,

(please use more specific topic headlines, thank you)

I am using Sonic 1& 2 since about 3-4 years and no, it is not the right kite for you. Even if it has great depower and I tried it till around 35 knts gusts with 63 kg on foil, as also Evan said: high AR kites are never for top end, as real usable range is here limited by bitchy behaviour. It is more a mid to high wind kite for light people, interested in a kite that has high potential in technical flying but also requires skilled hands.

If you especially with more rider weight hammer such a fast kite down at over 30 knts the chance to destroy it is much more likely than with a soul, even during ground handling, and repair will always be expensive for those ultra tiny cells, where in comparision at soul you have free repair.

Older video in light wind:

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Re: Sonic2

Postby mr-markus » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:54 pm

Ok. Thx for the info!! LEI for storm then :D

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Re: Sonic2

Postby andylc » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:13 pm

I'm interested as to how you manage to hold the 8m Soul down in 35 knots! I am very light at 65kg but I find it difficult to deal with over 25 knots or so, fine for just bombing around but if you get a jump or rotation wrong it seems to have a lot of power to spank you with, compared to a smaller LEI where the power is more controllable.


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