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Re: Flysurfer soul 12m help

Postby MasonJ19 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:41 am

I gave it a good go quite a few hours over a few days but took
neilhapgoods advice and booked it in to the loftworkshop for them to have a go. 35 pound an hour so hopefully they can sort it quick. You know to let someone else have a go when your close to just saying f*** it and cutting the damn things! I dont have the patience the best of times but damn that was stressful haha. Thanks for the advice in future I know what to do so it doesnt get so bad again.

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Re: Flysurfer soul 12m help

Postby MasonJ19 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:45 am

BillyGoatGruff wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:08 am
I think he found another solution...ebay..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flysurfer-So ... SwBf1fAhCg
That was mine! I decided not to sell it in the end haha I'm going to just learn to get better with it before selling it.

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Re: Flysurfer soul 12m help

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:49 am

Good luck with the bridals and stick with it, flying foils is very different to LEI's. Give it 5 sessions at least and then see how you are getting on with the new kite. I have not flown a soul but they are very popular.

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Re: Flysurfer soul 12m help

Postby MasonJ19 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:53 am

BillyGoatGruff wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:49 am
Good luck with the bridals and stick with it, flying foils is very different to LEI's. Give it 5 sessions at least and then see how you are getting on with the new kite. I have not flown a soul but they are very popular.
Thanks mate yeah I will stick with it. I still think someone needs to design a kite with the benefits of a foil without the need for some many bridle lines. Carbon fibre rods inside or something and a few bridles strategically placed :lol:

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Re: Flysurfer soul 12m help

Postby slide » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:57 am

the two thousand pound 12 soul with a bridle birds nest , what a deal that was - only flown briefly though

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Re: Flysurfer soul 12m help

Postby MasonJ19 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:00 am

slide wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:57 am
the two thousand pound 12 soul with a bridle birds nest , what a deal that was - only flown briefly though
Obviously I wouldnt have sold it like that!

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Re: Flysurfer soul 12m help

Postby Carlos_C » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:28 pm

Should have given me a shout - I ride southend as well could have given you a hand

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Re: Flysurfer soul 12m help

Postby cwood » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:12 pm

treat it as quiet zen time. Resist the urge to pull!....use finger tips to always massage and loosen the nest progressively...take time and look a at the loops and segments to spot small loops that are preventing progress. It's actually very satisfying in the end to win. My fav's are when people leave a flapping wing tip in high wind on the beach....instant softball sized ball of knot.

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Re: Flysurfer soul 12m help

Postby Kristan » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:43 am

I had the same case when I pulled the safety once, entire left bridle tangled in a clump of size of a fist. Took it to the hotel, found a spot in the shade and began the surgery. Took about 30 minutes. Just loosened it a bit and began to pull the loops.

Here's a nice video explaining what to do from 3:42. It's on the bar, but it's relevant to the bridles too.


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Re: Flysurfer soul 12m help

Postby TomW » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:49 pm

MasonJ19 wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:53 am
BillyGoatGruff wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:49 am
Good luck with the bridals and stick with it, flying foils is very different to LEI's. Give it 5 sessions at least and then see how you are getting on with the new kite. I have not flown a soul but they are very popular.
Thanks mate yeah I will stick with it. I still think someone needs to design a kite with the benefits of a foil without the need for some many bridle lines. Carbon fibre rods inside or something and a few bridles strategically placed :lol:
Its called the hyperlink. It's not immune to tangles but the sheathed and shorter bridles are much less prone to tangles and easier to untangle when they do.
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