That would be an easy improvement for Flysurfer to make.
Well, what I like most about the Sonic 3 is what I requested in my initial post.Hey fernmanus, how about a review of the Sonic 3 ? .
keep bar on, wrap bridles on bar, launch from downwind, untwist bridles/lines while bar is still wrapped, check for bridle wraps before unwinding much of the lines, pass bar through if you have any.clydesdale wrote: yo adventure logs got any packing tips or better yet a video on packing away a 15m soul. it’s new to me and enjoying the kite but 2/3 of time unpacking it bridles are tangled.
So one either they didn't just appear from the last 2 sessions, or you are not being gentle with your kites. If you wrap the bar or pulleys inside the kite they can wear holes in it, I think even the bridles can if you do it the same all the time. I like to route the bridles down the TE towards the back fold, which ends at random places before there. I do this to prevent the bridles being damaged with kinks and twists, but it is a bit longer to do and will then tangle more, well at least till you get more used to it.downunder wrote: Here, count the number of small rips. Did not exist 2 seshs ago.
Yes this is problem with silicone coatings, Pansh is the same. SBR doesn't have this problem either. I have only on a few occasions tried to stick something to silicone coated fabric and it didn't work well. I tried preparing the surface, I think sand paper and it helped but no good solution really. I am sure someone will find something, I haven't had the motivation yet. Maybe just put a spot of silicone remover on first then glue something.downunder wrote: The bugger all is how to patch this rips, and this is a high maintenance job. We just do not have that high maintenance with other gear, don't we?
What pi's.es me off is they did not provide a patches for this type of fabric. How of Earth will one average Joe patch the rip when nothing will stick on it?
Sure, something will. But prepare to study for hours what and where to get it.
So, FS please provide heaps of patches that actually stick on this fabric. This should be available via sales channel and surprised it is not.
If you are getting scratches/tears during your launching and landing, your technique is wrong. Yes the fabric is different on the Soul. It’s significantly more air tight. Improve your technique before you criticize the kite. Lack of skill cannot be blamed on the product.downunder wrote: ↑Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:16 amI would like to be less fragile.
In last 3-5 seshs made more tips and scratches than on all my kites in last 5-7 years.
Sorry. It is a high maintenance kite for me atm. Not doing anything special, but man, self launching/ landing takes a toll.
So, be prepared. And no, I would not say that all foils are like that. Have R1, used it more than a Soul, no rips what so ever. Just a wild guess, when packing up, the compression to take the air out causes potential rips underneath.
I can't see what's under, might be a sharp shell, who knows.
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