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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby joriws » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:16 pm

Well Sonic3 can be awesome too, from today's foiling session..

As I ventilated with foil I lost balance and my flying mass pulled kite out of wind window by maybe 30 degrees. Nice drift by kite in 4-6m/s (8-12kn) range winds, and by pulling steering lines I was able the get kite recovered without front/backline inversion.


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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby Mossy 757 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:29 pm

That was very well behaved, great clip!

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby haiku » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:05 pm

My first two sessions with the new Sonic 13 m in light to moderate wind. More stable than the previous model this size is ideal for a medium weight rider and basic airstyle tricks practice. Very happy with It!



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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby mr-markus » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:37 pm

Carlo,any major difference regarding the Sonic2? Still in doubt to purchase a 15m S3. Got me a S2 13m, weight around 85kg. Sonic2 is a great kite but the 3 seems a step up.
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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby noahsw » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:32 pm

I’ve got a 9 and 13 Sonic3 on the way. What’s the best strategy for a) avoiding bow ties and b) recovering from one?

I’m coming from 100 sessions on Souls. Thx!

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby haiku » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:16 pm

mr-markus wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Carlo,any major difference regarding the Sonic2? Still in doubt to purchase a 15m S3. Got me a S2 13m, weight around 85kg. Sonic2 is a great kite but the 3 seems a step up.
regards,
M
Hi. I replaced my Sonic 2 quiver with the Sonics 3. The new model is more stable in on off and gusty wind conditions. The lift and hang time are slightly better but what I mostly like is the bar feeling with a very precise and progressive kite steering in the flight window. Water relaunching is also improved.

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby flying grandpa » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:48 am

noahsw wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:32 pm
I’ve got a 9 and 13 Sonic3 on the way. What’s the best strategy for a) avoiding bow ties and b) recovering from one?

I’m coming from 100 sessions on Souls. Thx!
Hi noahsw
You can avoid bow ties by:
•foilng in steady winds,
•keeping line tension especially during gybes- tighten the turns using wide lateral bar (with tensioned lines) movements.

If the bow tie is far aside and wind is strong enough, you can manage just by sharp pulls of assigned back lines.
Be patient.
100% success is possible.

If the bow tie is at the middle, I sit on my board and „walk” the lines toward kite and manually untangle bow tie.
Paddling upwind check your foil is clean from lines.
This method apply in lighter winds. Consider 60% rate of success.
Tadeusz.
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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby slide » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:53 pm

can anybody tell me this how doe's the aspect ratio compare from the the soul 10metre to the sonic 9metre which seems to be a slightly more direct feeling kite
edit-sonic 9metre is 6.6
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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby slide » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:50 pm

i'm going to buy a sonic 9metre tomorrow and i'll find out for myself :D

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Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:08 am

My Re-evaluated view on what a TT big air jumping kite is - the Sonic 3 11m :)

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