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The new Sonic 3?

Postby xulpix » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:46 am

Thanks to the photographs of Kitefoil pro tour;)


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Just a question about the color of the leading edge versus the trailing edge... so new cloth technology or just X-Light in black?

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Re: The new Sonic 3?

Postby kitexpert » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:12 pm

IDK if that kite is Sonic3 but it has 55 cells instead of Sonic2 which has 49. Having more cells is the "easiest" way to try to improve performance of a high aspect kite.

Air intakes have four cells in between them. I struggled a bit to find out how to design it somehow appropriately, how it is done for example in R1V3 is much simpler - if not simply better. Interesting to see how bridle and inner structures have been done in this kite.

BTW I forgot the miniribs in design, all Sonics have them (I'm not sure first version though). AR in the picture below might be a bit lower, it is 7.2. These kind of things are very easy to add or adjust in design phase. But it is completely different thing is how useful very high AR's are in practice. MIniribs are beneficial even though they add weight and complexity (costs) of kite.

No doubt it is an excellent kite for its genre, it is a Flysurfer kite. Sonic2 is a very good kite already.

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Re: The new Sonic 3?

Postby Adventure Logs » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:57 pm

Looks more like the next Sonic race kite but the decals with the 3 stripes could mean the Sonic 3. Maybe FS is just going to streamline the Sonic line into 1 kite. So the real Sonic 3 will become the Speed 6, and the Sonic line will now be only race kites. Would make sense.

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Re: The new Sonic 3?

Postby pmaggie » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:39 pm

Also in my opinion would make sense. At the moment there are Sonic 2, Sonic Race, Sonic VMG. No reason for a more race oriented Sonic 3 if a Sonic Race/VMG exists. A Sonic 3 at the moment makes sense to close the gap between the Soul and the Sonic Race. Otherwise, a 2 kites only line, Soul for freeride/foiling and Sonic for racing.

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Re: The new Sonic 3?

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:55 pm

Hmmm



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Re: The new Sonic 3?

Postby pmaggie » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:07 pm

Can't see your post Adventure! :-)
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