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Flysurfer New VMG - An amazing kite

Postby fernmanus » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:35 am

I had the opportunity to fly the new 23m VMG the past 2 days on a twin tip. Yes, I know this kite was designed for racing. It is obvious from the tiny bridle lines and fiberglass battens that this kite was not meant for free riding, but you might be curious how does Flysurfer’s latest race kite perform with a twin tip. The answer is that it is incredible.

Let’s start with the launch. The fiberglass rods give the kite structure, so inflation is far better than the Soul 21m or 18m Sonic 3. Once in the air, the kite looks huge, because it is 23 fricken sq meters. You would think that it would handle like a blimp, but there you would be wrong. Yes, it is slow, but the steering is direct for a kite that large. The bar pressure is very light. Depower is the most important feature for a huge kite. I had a 26m Psycho 2 back in the day. I think it had a 4 knot wind range. The VMG has a ton of depower. You can let off the gas quickly when you need to.

Boosting is better than a 21m Soul with the softest landings I have ever experienced on any kite. It is a very fast kite allowing excellent boosts.

So why even write a review when this kite was clearly intended for racing with a hydrofoil? Answer- this kite with more robust bridles would make an amazing free ride kite. I would even be willing to put up with the fiberglass spars. The kite cannot be folded, so I am curious how the racers will transport this kite via airplane. Perhaps, they will just use a ski or snowboard box? The kite fits fine in my rooftop cargo carrier.

Pack up is fast, similar to my Sonic3.

So like a car, a regular Joe can enjoy a Ferrari, even if he is not a racer. Same is true with the VMG. If I lived in a place like San Diego, I would not even wait for a free ride version.
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Re: Flysurfer New VMG - An amazing kite

Postby Mossy 757 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:20 pm

Awesome review, I have to say my daily serenity prayer in order to not buy one of these (don't need it but really want it).

How long was the 23m in the bag? I'm curious just how inconvenient the batons really are, was it over 6 feet?

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Re: Flysurfer New VMG - An amazing kite

Postby juanpasala » Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:21 pm

I guess the kite wont be lasting very long XD
Transport should be done in the board bag, ultimatelly getting a longer one.

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Re: Flysurfer New VMG - An amazing kite

Postby fernmanus » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:20 am

Awesome review, I have to say my daily serenity prayer in order to not buy one of these (don't need it but really want it).

How long was the 23m in the bag? I'm curious just how inconvenient the batons really are, was it over 6 feet?
Thank you, I will measure the bag and let you know.
I guess the kite wont be lasting very long XD
Transport should be done in the board bag, ultimatelly getting a longer one.
And why will the kite not last long???


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