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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2013
Brand: Flysurfer
Size: 08m, 10m
Type: Foil
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All terrain high performance foil kite

Designers goals

It has been a long wait for the first official sign that a new Speed is coming and now it is finally here. We are pleased and proud to present to you the next step or rather, jump, in Flysurfer development: the Speed4 – in sizes 8.0 and 10.0m²!
First things first: The Speed4 in 8.0 and 10.0m² are unbelievably versatile. Despite the enormous performance potential, the Speed4 is still suitable for beginners in the lower wind ranges but still a true air-time machine in the upper wind range.

Unequaled performance – at your demand
Without exaggeration: The Speed4 is the best performing kite that we have ever built. Whether in low end, turningspeed, relaunch, jumping characteristics or depower… Almost everywhere we have been able to set new limits. Yet it’s performance is more accessible than ever – for every rider. It starts when you pull up the Speed4: The kite inflates incredibly fast and provides security from the first moment onwards. Whether fully powered up or fully depowered, a Speed4 stays stable in the sky. And thanks to the balanced handling not only your jumps are much easier, but also their landings.

In the air
There is so much that cannot be put into words, but instead has to be experienced. The Speed4 flying feeling is one of those things. More direct and faster turning performance, a glide ratio that you only experience with Speeds, the now extremely short depower throw, the lift, the control…We needed six months just for the fine-tuning the Speed4 in order to reach this result: It just feels plain great to fly a Speed4.

Simplicity
Our vision is not only to improve our kites, but to further shape the sport of kiting. What has remained is a simple and effective system. Lowest possible weight, smallest pack dimensions, quickest setup and stow-away and enormous durability … The Speed4 is more effective, lighter and more compact than anything else we have ever built. We were even able to achieve a bridle that is almost one-third lighter and remove an entire bridle row. This not only makes kiting easier, but results in even better performance.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2013
Brand: Flysurfer
Size: 08m, 10m
Type: Foil
One pump: No
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: No struts
Colours: Various
Line length: 21m
Bar length: n.a.
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 4 reviews on this product:

Flysurfer speed4 2014 standard 10m
Name:
Tim Verkerk 
Weight:
80kg 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 15
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
glide phase
 
ShortLong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 17.02.2014 at 12:31 hour
Comments:
I tested the kite in the snow with gusty conditions. I liked his stability and hangtime alot! Also his turning speed is incredible. I think this is THE kite voor flyboarders and kiters who like oldschool because of his massive hangtime! 
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Flysurfer speed4 2014 standard 10m
Name:
Dylan van der Meij 
Weight:
66 
Riding style:
unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
100+ 
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
durability
 
ShortLong
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 19.11.2013 at 18:00 hour
Comments:
I've been riding this kite for a long time and in many different conditions. The kite feels really steady and easy to handle in the air. The kite is really suitable for flying high and long,but also a perfect kite to cruise with from 14 till over 30 knots.
The kite is really easy to set up and to launch by yourself, one of the greatest things about the set up is that you don't have to bring a pump to the beach.
Packing up the kite is really easy as well, as long as you do it the right way. A lot of people get scared by seeing all the lines, this isn't a problem at all, as long as you pack it up properly!
 
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Flysurfer speed4 2014 standard 08m
Name:
Proki 
Weight:
73kg 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air, unhooked, race  
Years of experience:
13 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
08m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
price quality
 
PoorGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kitefinder.com - 26.02.2013 at 22:53 hour
Comments:
From Spanish to English translation:
Here are the most outstanding features from my test. I appreciate its behaviour with more clarity and accuracy.

This kite is very appropriate for kiteloops with powerful and fast turns. Very agile. It allows practice in water, Earth and snow with the same kite (Snowkiting, kitesurfing, kitebuggy). It has a great beat and generates much apparent wind. Large sustained jumps with a good stability.
More information about this test: http://kiteproki.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/test-flysur fer-speed4-8m-deluxe.html

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Son las características más notables de la prueba del test en las que he podido apreciar su comportamiento con más claridad y exactitud.
Esta cometa es muy apropiada para realizar kiteloops con giros muy potentes y rápidos. Muy ágil. Permite practicar en agua, tierra y nieve con la misma cometa (Snowkite,  
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Flysurfer speed4 2014 standard 10m
Name:
Chris 
Weight:
Van Schaik 
Riding style:
big-air  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kitefinder.com - 05.02.2013 at 16:12 hour
Comments:
Very nice allround kite with a big sweetspot, long hangtime and the kite boosts excellent, great for someone who has a airstyle kiteboarding preference but also wants to do wakestyle and kiteloops with proper acceleration:-) The kite is fast enough for it. 
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29.05.2013 at 07:15 hour Simon
Using Flysurfer SPEED 4 8m in waves in SriLanka( May – June 2013 )

Could the TRUE ONE Kite “Quiver” finally be here ? ( 10-30knts ) with 2 boards.

General Information :

Rider Weight : 70kg with harness ( board short and rash vest )
Rider Experence : Many years kiting from Wipika days and Flexi Foil Blade foils for buggies and then C kites to modern SLE Hybride and Delta kites with a very short time in getting my IKO instructor qualification and teaching for a short period of 6 months.
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