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Flysurfer Soul 2

Postby fernmanus » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:50 am

Sorry, I have no info on the Soul 2. This is a wish list. Here are my wishes:

1. A different color for every size. Right now, it is difficult to tell if my friends are on a 12 or a 15.
2. Make the kite thinner to improve inflation/deflation.
3. Slightly high aspect ratio
4. Decrease bar pressure a bit.
5. Make the 21 with fiberglass battens for improved light wind performance.
6. Make it ligher, stronger, more air-tight, increase the range, and boost higher. :thumb:

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 2

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:27 am

We are a long way off from a Soul 2

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 2

Postby airsail » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:47 am

You need a Sonic 3

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 2

Postby pmaggie » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:50 am

airsail wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:47 am
You need a Sonic 3
That's it!!

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 2

Postby Schietwedder » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:59 am

There is 99 reasons to make a kite thinner, but „faster inflation/deflation“ ain‘t one.

I guess although its been close to three years now, Flysurfer is probably having a hard to come up with something better which is not a Sonic , what do you want to improve? Also you want not too much Performance in a Soul at least if ist comes at cost of handling/accessability. Covered bridles may be a thing Bit nothing major.

What about keeping the Soul unchanged and making a Wave/Foil Kite in sizes between 3 and 10m2
Like a Double Skin Peak/Soul mix.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 2

Postby JakeFarley » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:51 pm

How about making it less expensive..... :lol:
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Re: Flysurfer Soul 2

Postby airsail » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:31 am

JakeFarley wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:51 pm
How about making it less expensive..... :lol:
The nice thing about Souls and now Sonic 3’s is Flysurfer rates the cloth for over 1500 hours use. With no bladders and a long mixer test, these kites will be flying like new for many years so buying secondhand is a great option.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 2

Postby fernmanus » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:58 am

You need a Sonic 3
I have 13 and 18 Sonic3. Amazing kites!
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Re: Flysurfer Soul 2

Postby kiter4fun123 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:54 pm

airsail wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:47 am
You need a Sonic 3
yes but what if you want a kite for both low/medium/stable winds and high/gusty winds?

I agree on fernmanus points,
especially slightly higher AR with the same superb stability of soul 1
And I could also imagine this new simplified bridle they released for the sonic race kites.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 2

Postby Adventure Logs » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:11 pm

kiter4fun123 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:54 pm
airsail wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:47 am
You need a Sonic 3
yes but what if you want a kite for both low/medium/stable winds and high/gusty winds?

I agree on fernmanus points,
especially slightly higher AR with the same superb stability of soul 1
And I could also imagine this new simplified bridle they released for the sonic race kites.
The simplified bridle isn't going to happen because you would then need the fiberglass battons which is too much maintenance. Depending on the size, the AR does change so I don't see them changing that much. Personally if you want higher AR, then go with the Sonic 3 as others have said.

What I want:
The water drainage system out of the Sonic 3 (likely to happen)
Stronger, lighter fabric (always wanted)
Thinner profile for more performance (possible)
More sizes and something smaller than a 6m (most likely possible)
Even better drift and turning speed
Better color scheme!!

Remember this kite was marketed as a transition from LEI and more of a beginners kite so I don't see that much of a performance boost unless they can keep the same handling. I bet we won't see the next gen though till Winter 2021/Summer 2022. I say this due to the Rona, the fact they added more sizes and using the Sonic 3 as reference. The kite market is under a financial crunch and I can see FS holding off on their update since it still sells so well.

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