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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2012
Brand: Flexifoil
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 12m
Type: SLE
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4 strut allround SLE kite

Designers goals

Flexifoil presents the Proton, a natural evolution from last year's model. Aimed squarely at freerider and waveriders, the Proton offers easy relaunch, predictable flight, stability and quick turns, giving you everything you need to take on the waves or simply cruise across the flats with comfort.

An exceptional all-rounder that is suited to riders of every level, you can be sure that the stability, predictability and responsiveness that this kite offers will give the headstart you need to concentrate on those board skills, be it in the barrel of a wave or simply tacking those first few runs straight out of school.

Features

Stability and Predictability

The Proton has been designed to maximise stability through a naturally ‘nose-up’ position that wont fall from the sky unexpectedly. Furthermore, the powerful profile, coupled with mid-aspect ratio provide a balanced bar pressure making the kite very forgiving and easy to feel. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find the Proton the perfect confidence boost to develop your skills.

Versatility in Performance

The Proton’s solidity in its power make it great for freestyle tricks, whilst sharp depower and snappy turning make the kite great in waves. An overall reliable performance with predictable flying characteristics make it a superb free-riding kite, rounding the Proton off as the ultimate in versatility.

Safety First

Your safety is a top concern, consequently, the Proton continues the use of Flexifoil’s persistently successful primary release system present on all water kites. Capable of killing 90% of the power in one swift action, you can be confident on the water at all times. In addition, colour coded lines are used to ensure simple and safe setup, as well as the option of the 5th line for added safety and self landing.

Thorough Testing Reinforcing Quality

Flexifoil’s new Leading Edge construction standards have surpassed previous inflation test results by almost 40%, and with crash testing completed in the Sahara desert, you can be sure that you’re flying a kite suitable for even the worst beginners!

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Bar 2012

all in one bar flexifoilFlexifoil's All In One Bar has been developed as an easy use option for any level of rider, from beginner to advanced. You'll find it on our full range or water kites, except the Quark and the Hadlow Pro, offering the same great control and full adjustability, giving you astoundingly high levels of control and feel in the air.

Flexifoil has always taken pride in the level of safety, assurance and confidence we provide flyers of our kites, and the All-In-One bar continues with this theme. You'll find a tried, tested and trusted single-release system that you can gain confidence from, allowing you to really push yourself that bit further.

With our All-In-One bar we've also aimed to make a product that?s as versatile as possible, so this bar is retro-fittable onto our own kites and can also be used on any other kite that is set up with all lines the same length at full power. This means that whatever you choose to do, you can always take Flexifoil's high standards, exceptional quality and excellent safety features with you.

 

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2012
Brand: Flexifoil
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 12m
Type: SLE
One pump: n.a.
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 4
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m-22,5m
Bar length: 48cm-54cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: n.a.
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

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