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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby flying grandpa » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:58 am

I love boosting potential of Sonic 2.
Improved airtightness => better drift and relounch are most wanted.
I would accept a bit lower AR and fatter profile for that.
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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby Regularkiter » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:40 am

Adventure Logs wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:34 am
I'm predicting we will see a merge of the Speed 6/Sonic 3 and I'm betting it will be called a Speed. Just too much history with that line of kite to let go. I bet we will see something within the next week or two, along with the new bar and new splitboards.

I can see the Speed turning into a cheaper more user friendly hydorfoil freerace type of foil kite which would set it apart more from the Soul line.

=Jason-
official answer in this video at 19 minutes with regards to Speed 5 , it actually already exists



with regards to sonic 3? The kite at 5 minutes 10 seconds can be it?

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby mgs » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:54 pm

Behind the scenes at FS HQ video was extremely interesting,thanks for posting.
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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby live2play » Thu May 30, 2019 3:54 pm

Seems like no more momentum on Sonic 3 rumors

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:47 pm

Of course after losing patience on waiting around for the Sonic3 and end up buying a Soul 10m, I find this less than a week later...
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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby Horst Sergio » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:32 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Of course after losing patience on waiting around for the Sonic3 and end up buying a Soul 10m, I find this less than a week later...
Don't worry you haven't done anything wrong. There are always prototypes around, they can be already in air the day after they release a kite, for the next modell of the line for in 2, 3 or 4 years or never released ...
I also have seen protoypes during last years, but the only thing which might be pretty sure, is that they don't use lotus fabric anymore and this would be a big minus. So if thinking about Sonic3 and more interested in kiting than forum discussions:

Go buy a sonic2. It is still such a great kite I have after nearly 3 years still nothing to complain about, especially how long it stays in perfect shape, if you don't misuse it. Sonic2 is my cheapest kites: fun hours/ value
My wave, peaks and sonic race will be all much more costly per session.

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:11 pm

Horst Sergio wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Adventure Logs wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Of course after losing patience on waiting around for the Sonic3 and end up buying a Soul 10m, I find this less than a week later...
Don't worry you haven't done anything wrong. There are always prototypes around, they can be already in air the day after they release a kite, for the next modell of the line for in 2, 3 or 4 years or never released ...
I also have seen protoypes during last years, but the only thing which might be pretty sure, is that they don't use lotus fabric anymore and this would be a big minus. So if thinking about Sonic3 and more interested in kiting than forum discussions:

Go buy a sonic2. It is still such a great kite I have after nearly 3 years still nothing to complain about, especially how long it stays in perfect shape, if you don't misuse it. Sonic2 is my cheapest kites: fun hours/ value
My wave, peaks and sonic race will be all much more costly per session.
Had a Sonic2 11m. Great kite but sold it for a larger Soul because it just wasn't enough grunt to get out of my launch(big wind shadows). I know they constantly have protos out there but these look basically done minus the writing on the fabrics.

I've heard they couldn't use the Lotus fabric for the entire wing because it was too airtight and was bursting seams. Also I thought having the Lotus on the leading edge actually didn't work out so well with the Sonic2. It was such a thin fabric(without the stiffness of the new fabric on the Soul) that the leading edge would dimple from the wind resistance at higher speeds. Also due to the silicon at the beaches I kited at, I would always get sand stuck to the fabric.

I'm guesimating that we will see the release early winter/early new year time frame. I know they are changing factories so it may delay more but that time frame is where I'd put my money.

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby foilholio » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:01 pm

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