martrench wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 07, 2023 4:44 am
Any new reviews on the Flysurfer Sonic 4?
Is it really like a Soul but just higher performance?!
My 10m Soul is awesome, but am thinking of adding a larger Sonic (for Twintipping).
I have a 12m Sonic and had two days on it. It is surprisingly stable for the relative high aspect, the tips have not bent or moved independently from the rest of the canopy (which they did all the time on the last Sonic). It is rock solid. Even when I dropped it and it lay there in a mess, it gained shape shape quickly.
The handling is also nice nice and nimble, it depowers immediately and does not shoot forward. It feels a lot like what I remember of Gin Spirit. Sonic just has way nicer bridles.
[edit: This did not happen again after I reattached the lines, the mixer must have been slightly twisted]
(I don’t know if that means anything, but during the two days of flying Sonic 4, the part where the pulleys kind of tangled around themselves in the air. I felt it on the bar and it sorted itself out by just staring at it angrily. It could have also been something I did wrong, I haven’t figured it out. In that case I should have not stared angrily.)
Inflating the kite was also no problem and it felt nice and safe immediately, and has not tucked in a tip In the bridle or something. But four starts is also a very low sample.
The only critique I have is that the grey blue color, it communicates “German engineering”. Why not make it neongreen, with a nice juicy pineapple printed on one side of the canopy?
Overall I am really happy with it. I was looking for a replacement of my Kitech FRS 12m and have found it. Sonic is a little less nimble, a little more performance.