Flysurfer reveals their ultimate all-round kite…
Break boundaries with the ultimate all-rounder! The legendary flight characteristics paired with the highest level of user-friendliness offer maximum performance for every style. Sporty or comfortable, a kite that takes your riding to the next level. The SOUL offers confidence-inspiring stability, intuitive handling, maximum durability, and lasting value for many years. Always choose the right kite and make your free time pure enjoyment!
+ light wind control/handling
+ quick air inflation/launching
+ bar feedback
+ ease of use
+ Topsail tensioning -> cleaner airflow
+ Optimized wingtip shape -> larger area, generates more lift
+ 45 ° cut at the drainage exit -> improves relaunch
+ TX-Light fabric -> light, tear-resistant, diagonal-stiff, durable
+ Extra Cross ports -> decreases weight, better inflation, and easier launching
+ Reinforced bridle attachment points -> damage prevention
Smart Performance Construction
The Smart Performance Construction is the unique amalgamation of lightweight fabric and durability. Particularly good aging resistance, high tear resistance, additional ripstop threads, and enormous stiffness at only 33g / m² make the TX-Light fabric perfect for the upper and lower sails of our foil kites. Inside, the TX-Light Hardfinish fabric enables increased use of cross ports. The leading edge consists of 44g / m² DLX + fabric which better protects against abrasion and sharp-edged objects. Every fabric is optimized for its use, from UV-resistant surfaces and air-impermeable coatings to absorbent properties to improve airflow when wet.
Camber Trim System
Bridle levels of the kite are controlled by the mixer, a pulley system which modulates the angle of attack and the profile camber. The mixer features the two-ring camber trim system. Moving the rings changes the relationship between the B or C level relative to the A level. The profile of the foil kite can be trimmed to be either flat or curved.
4 Level Ram Air Technology
The 4-Level Ram Air Technology (A, B, C, Z) distributes the forces over the entire profile depth of the foil kite and perfectly meets the requirements of a freeride product. Controlling the 4 levels via the mixer improves turning and supports relaunching. The foil kite changes its angle of attack as well as the profile camber without any loss of stability.
Bridle Check Tool
The bridle check tool makes it easier to compare the bridle line lengths. At each level (A, B, C, Z), on each wing side of the foil kite, black markings make comparing front and back main line lengths easy (see line plan). To restore the flight characteristics, length differences between B and C levels relative to A level must be annulled by moving the rings on the mixer. To maintain performance and stability, we recommend regularly checking using the bridle check tool, if the product is used intensively.
The reflex profile keeps the foil kite stable at a low angle of attack and at full acceleration. The counter-arching pushes the trailing edge down and prevents a front stall. The reflex profile is essential for controlling and depowering a foil kite.
High Pressure Air Intake
The air intakes are integrated into the leading edge and ensure the optimal dynamic pressure in our foil kites. After the foil kite is filled with air, the walls of the air intake are automatically pressed together. The self-deflating is prevented, and the kite holds its wing shape.
Deflation Velcro Fastener Valve
We rely on deflation valves with velcro fasteners. They are in the middle of the trailing edge of our foil kites. Our freeride products have additional loops sewn on the Deflation Velcro Fastener Valve for opening them more easily with gloves. Warning prints are attached to the pull-out cloth sections; you can visually check the valve is closed.
Profile Momentum Adjuster
The PMAs are knot ladders that are sewn onto the profile in inside the foil kite. They sit on the upper and lower sail between the A and B levels. By shortening the knot ladders, the profile camber can be adjusted, which gives the foil kite more performance or stability. If a change is made, it should be made symmetrically. We recommend the help of a FLYSURFER sales partner to ensure correct settings of the Profile Momentum Adjuster.
Automatic Drainage System
The Automatic Drainage System hides in the internal construction of our closed-cell foil kites. Dirt, water and small objects that got inside the kite slide automatically from the middle section to the wingtips. They exit the kite through two big holes at the trailing edge of the wingtips.
Find out more: flysurfer.com/project/soul2/
Photos: Joanna Miriam