Here we have some info and the video from Flysurfer considering their new kite, Soul.
TECHNOLOGY: Closed-Cell Foil Kite
FOCUS: Freeride, Freestyle, Lightwind
SKILLS: Beginner - Advanced
SIZES: 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 21
Pure pleasure for your next adventure. FLYSURFER high-tech for your unlimited travel flexibility, from the mountain pass to the coast. Convince yourself of a powerful, precise and comfortable flight feeling. Be inspired by the vision of the SOUL.
At FLYSURFER Kiteboarding, we blended the SOUL’s construction with lightness and durability. The new X-Light fabric has the best qualities for maximum performance and impressive longevity. The incredibly lightweight (32g / m2) double-ripstop material, has low stretch, is highly tear-resistant as well as incredibly airtight, and provides an extremely smooth airfoil. The leading edge is protected with durable DLX+ fabric against dirt and abrasion. This ultra light closed-cell foilkite is the best travel companion. When it comes to materials and com- ponents, the SOUL’s is built to last and perform at the highest freeride standards on any terrain.
FULL CONTROL WITH PRECISE TURNING
The construction of every individual size of the SOUL’s aspect ratio is optimized and trimmed to give you the best foilkite response possible. Trust in the high backstall-resistancy blended with smooth power delivery to master your new tricks or simply get going. The SOUL‘s precise turning with consistent power throughout a loop has been created to give you the ultimate control at any time.
ONE LINE RELAUNCH
The FLYSURFER development team created a new outline ensuring superb (water-) relaunch of the SOUL. We believe that foilkites will revolutionize the way of teaching and learning how to kite. Safety is a key factor and restarting your kite from to water by pulling one steering line must be similar on any kite system. The SOUL combines all the benefits of a foilkite with the same methodical relaunch of a LEI-kite to make handling as simple as possible.
IMPROVED AUTOMATIC DRAINAGE SYSTEM
Safety is a key element in the development of our products, and the automatic drainage system is an important component when it comes to trust. The interior structure and the choice of materials of a FLYSURFER closed-cell foilkite is optimized to absorb as little water as possible and, in case of a long wash or huge windhole, to ensure that it can restart. This feature separates us from the competition; enabling deep water launches and gives the customer confidence to relaunch our kites in even the lightest breeze.
MAINTENANCE – NEW BRIDLE/MIXER CHECK
The SOUL offers a wide variation of tools for maintenance. The new bridle check can be done by measuring and comparing the black marked lines at the canopy to compensate stretch or shrinkage of the bridle. The individual levels of the kite are controlled with different ratios by the Mixer and thus influence the angle of attack and the curvature of the profile. Adjustments after heavy use over years should be done to keep the products performance and ensure long-term use of the SOUL. The right approach must be learned, please follow the introductions in our video or download the how-to manual.
EXPERIENCE SHORT LINES
The SOUL gives you a sublime hydrofoil experience by using short flying lines (from 12-17m, depending on the size), to allow for the fastest manoeuvres. This setup enables a more direct feel of the kite and generates less lift, which is perfect for learning a new aspect of the kitesport and adds safety whilst teaching on land or snow.
The SOUL is going to be the perfect kite for any adventure you dream of. Live to search, try the impossible, or simply go where no path leads and leave a trail!
For more information check out the SOUL product page: