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Riding type: Freeride/Race
Year: 2018
Brand: Flysurfer
Size: 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m, 15m, 18m, 21m
Type: Foil
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Race, race and race

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The Flysurfer SONIC2 embodies our vision of a modern, highly advanced foil kite. Each detail is designed with performance in mind. Beautifully balanced and responsive turning, optimized lightweight construction and refined aerodynamics all come together to create a sublime riding experience.

X-Light Fabric

At FLYSURFER Kiteboarding, we made weight reduction one of the important development goals for the SONIC Race. The new X-Light Fabric has the best qualities for maximum performance and impressive longevity. The incredibly lightweight (32g / m²) double-ripstop material is highly tear-resistant as well as airtight, and provides an extremely smooth sail. The X-Light cloth underlines our philosophy of sustainability. You can trust the X-Light Fabric – built into your SONIC Race – to help you reach your best performance every season.

3-Level Bridle Design (A, B, Z)

The next generation in race-kite development. The 3-level bridle design dramatically reduces the number of lines and the associated resistance by an incredible 30%. The fully-spliced, uncoated Dyneema SK99 lines are the perfect choice for this application. The result: the best angles at maximum speed on every course. The SONIC Race cuts cleanly through the air.

Modern Competition Technology

Our FLYSURFER Kiteboarding athletes worked hard with the R&D race specialist Benni Bölli on the fine tuning of the kites. The sleek SONIC Race is constructed using the shortest flying lines (from 12-17m, depending on the size), to allow for the fastest maneuvers and kiting at the lowest angles. The highlight is the mixer, which can be adjusted by means of a new splice system. Due to the high aspect ratio of the kite, it is difficult to uniformly adjust the angle of attack. But the new mixer is a perfect match for the 3-Level Bridle Design, and changes the ratio evenly from the middle of the kite down to the tips while braking / depowering. The system transfers power to the kite by means of three deflection pulleys – A1 with 8:1, B1 with 4:1 and B2 with 2:1 – creating a steady pathway that provides uncompromised maximum performance.

High-Performance Construction

The SONIC RACE is imbued with our most cutting-edge technologies taken from both the kite and paragliding development. Proven features such as Cordwise Ballooning, Rigid Foil Technology, and Sharp Mini Ribs are integral parts of the design. The heart of the kite is in its lightweight construction: the arc curve on the B-level allows the surface to be supported along the entire span by means of fewer lines while at the same time keeping the load evenly distributed. The X-Light fabric makes the construction stiffer and allows for an incredible maximum speed with full control in the most difficult conditions. The SONIC RACE is excluded from our 12-Month Free-Repair Warranty.

Automatic Drainage System

The drainage system is integrated in the entire trailing edge of the kite and terminates with 4cm long openings near the tips. This drainage system allows water and sand to be drained automatically, without affecting the performance of the kite. This feature allows you to get back in the race quickly after a crash.

IKA registered

Take part in every official IKA – Formula Kite race event. We have registered the SONIC RACE kite for every rider. This means that your FLYSURFER SONIC RACE is already approved for every IKA race and you DO NOT need to apply for an additional IKA plaque ID. This was changed for the 2017 racing season.

Control Bar Flysurfer race

We know that in competitions every small advantage counts. This race version of our RACE BAR PRO offers you a few trump cards: thinner low-drag flying line construction, a 4:1 Pulley Clam-Cleat Adjuster, and optimized line guidance through the Double-V-Shaped Eyelet. Choose the optimal length of our low drag flying lines in 12m – 15m – 17m for your favorite kite size.

 flysurfer race bar

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Riding type: Freeride/Race
Year: 2018
Brand: Flysurfer
Size: 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m, 15m, 18m, 21m
Type: Foil
One pump: not in place
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: not in place
Colours: Various
Line length: 21m
Bar length: 50cm-60cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

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Flysurfer Sonic Race 2018 18m
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air, unhooked, race  
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From 8 knots up to 15
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safety system
DifficultEasy - 30.11.2017 at 11:26 hour
its cool 
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