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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby joriws » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:42 pm

Janus wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:25 am
joriws wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Example of Sonic3-candy at 9m size swim out and deep water launch sitting on top of HF board..
a deepwater packdown would be nice to see too..
On facebook thread he mentioned about this kite session:
"Sorry, but my film crew (wife) quit after the shown footage. In the end I rode it low and landed in some shrub at the shoreline, about a meter above water. Was lucky to come out of it with a dry kite. Usually, I ride close to shore, fly the kite to edge of the window right tip touching water and engage the safety."

Deepwater packdown, there are a lot of self rescue videos on foil kite at youtube.

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby juanpasala » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:50 pm

Armin Harich wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:08 am
Yes, we designed the SONIC 3 for more performance and also to be even more user friendly for its class.
We also continuously learn how to make foil kites relaunch better and better.

Have fun, Armin
Armin, got a question for you.

I am seriously thinking about changing my Sonic Race quiver for the Sonic 3, as I am not a competitive rider, and frankly, the durability of the race kites is kind of a bummer for me.
So, how does the performance (upwind adn downwind angles), and speeds of the Sonic 3 compare to the previous generation of race kites? Do you have any date from Pros riding the kite?
I dont expect it to be the same, but I hope it is not much worse either.

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby voodoospirit » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:01 pm

i used a speed2 15 for some years then my actual speed3 15 dlx for the past 10years (already?) in mountain lake conditions ( and snowkiting in non flat areas)
my speed3 is dying slowly ( i should check a mixer test soon if i can revive her) probably non waterproof anymore ( but it almost never fell in water), it did 90% of my snow/water conditions ( i have a unity10 almost in new condition.....dunno if it did 10 cessions....)
i use a small TT for regular wind and a directionnal board for low wind/low end of the kites.
10 knots minimum, i usually can use the TT instead of the directionnal.i took some weight so i have hard time to waterstart at 8 knots now with the directionnal :evil:

what should i aim for, a soul or a sonic3?..
does the sonic3 drift correctly with the bar in?
would it be ok for snowkiting uphill and downhill?

last time i checked the kitesurfing news, the psycho4 just came out....so i m aa bit lost now :)

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby Adventure Logs » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:44 pm

voodoospirit wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:01 pm
i used a speed2 15 for some years then my actual speed3 15 dlx for the past 10years (already?) in mountain lake conditions ( and snowkiting in non flat areas)
my speed3 is dying slowly ( i should check a mixer test soon if i can revive her) probably non waterproof anymore ( but it almost never fell in water), it did 90% of my snow/water conditions ( i have a unity10 almost in new condition.....dunno if it did 10 cessions....)
i use a small TT for regular wind and a directionnal board for low wind/low end of the kites.
10 knots minimum, i usually can use the TT instead of the directionnal.i took some weight so i have hard time to waterstart at 8 knots now with the directionnal :evil:

what should i aim for, a soul or a sonic3?..
does the sonic3 drift correctly with the bar in?
would it be ok for snowkiting uphill and downhill?

last time i checked the kitesurfing news, the psycho4 just came out....so i m aa bit lost now :)
Yea you’ve been out of the loop for awhile, you’ll be amazed by the performance leap in technology.

To answer your question. It all depends on what you plan on using it for and what size/conditions you are interested in. You mentioned drift, which makes me lean towards the Soul it drifts much better. If you want big air with tons of float then the Sonic. On surfboard I’d pull out a Soul.

If you aren’t worrying about relaunch and really want a foil to drift and great on the snow, look at the Peak 4 thread. They’re not that great on a twintip though.

Both Sonic and Soul will work on the snow as well. The biggest different is profile and AR. Soul is lower, and has more of a D shape like a LEI and behaves more like one. Sonic will give you great hang time, better low end performance, and more speed.

Lastly my rule of thumb is in bigger sizes, I’d pick Sonic, smaller sizes(my cut off is right around 10m), Soul.


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