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Re: flysurfer soul: I need to know 3 things.

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:44 am

Texaskiter wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:51 am
I have the FS Soul 12M nd 10M. Love them both. Mostly use them for strapped big air style foil boarding. The 10M is the money kite. Much faster and much more fun to ride. However, the 12 is still very fun in light winds (when everyone else is on the beach). I enjoy the 10M starting around 12mph and up to 22mph on foil. I like the 12M from 8mph to about 17. Then just too much pull at speed. I ride 17m lines. I find that the kite feels more reactive for me at this length. I weigh 210 so not a small guy. Again, most of my usage is on foil. They are great kites and very easy to ride. Hope this helps.
What foil are you using? What’s your absolute bottom end on the 10m. Mines sitting at home, waiting on some wind to use.

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Re: flysurfer soul: I need to know 3 things.

Postby Texaskiter » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:19 pm

I ride the Moses 637 race wing with a Temavento SYNC board. I can start around 10mph loopstarting the kite. But starts to get fun around 14MPH.

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Re: flysurfer soul: I need to know 3 things.

Postby pmaggie » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:50 pm

Yesterday I had the chance to test again the Soul 12, in quite light winds. I used the kite a long, much more than the previous time, so I was able to understand it better. Again, I confirm I'm not a fan of this sail. The overall pull is not stronger than any modern 12 meters lei but the Soul is slower and less responsive. Also, it lacks the amount of grunt I like after a transition. But imo the real problem is the position of the kite in the wind window: I wasn't able to send the kite deep in the window, it just sits in its place and there it stays forever.
Just my opinion, but the Soul it's definitely not my piece of cake.

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Re: flysurfer soul: I need to know 3 things.

Postby grigorib » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:17 pm

^^^^ That doesn't sound like "revolution" which was claimed to take place with Soul release. Sounds to me it behaves pretty close to any other excellent dual skin foil.

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