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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: Flysurfer
Size: 06m, 08m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 18m, 21m
Type: Foil
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Beginners and freeride foil riders

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The SOUL combines high comfort with a sporty character. The inspiring technical lightweight kite construction, the highest safety standards and precise control and bar feedback. The great water relaunch and improved drainage system bring it all together to make the SOUL truly user-friendly. Experience a new way of kiting!

The technical highlight of the SOUL is its lightweight construction, which is beautifully staged by the transparent bottom sail. This unique material mix uses our competition-tested X-Light fabric for the first time in a kite designed for everyday use, whilst the leading edge is protected with durable DLX+ fabric against dirt and abrasion. The proven Rigid Foil technology produces a beautifully smooth nose for high aerodynamic efficiency, which gives the SOUL its outstanding upwind performance. The ultralight wing offers tremendous stability through weight reduction. Its swept outline, in combination with the ingenious internal balance system, allows relaunching via one back line and ensures precise steering, as well as excellent feedback from the SOUL. FLYSURFER has been relying on longevity for years, with the new Mixer Check we underline this philosophy and offer another option for effective maintenance. The improved drainage system offers optimized and fast discharge of water and dirt. This complete package meets all the criteria from training use to strong wind Big Air kite, it will especially make the transition from L.E.I kite to Foilkite easy. Safety. Versatility. Longevity.

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Flysurfer Soul 2018

 

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: Flysurfer
Size: 06m, 08m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 18m, 21m
Type: Foil
One pump: not in place
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: not in place
Colours: Various
Line length: 10m-17m-20m-23- and 26m
Bar length: 50cm-60cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Flysurfer Soul 2018 12m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
95 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
18 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 19
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
windrange
 
LimitedWide
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 02.05.2018 at 23:21 hour
Comments:
Had a short twin-tip session today. 4/ 5 bft people where kiting with 9 / 12m tube kites. Tried the Soul in its high-end. Two things! Control and Float. Those words describe my kite feel. Even gave the 12m to one of the local 12 year old talent and he could still kite with the 12m in around 16 knots. So on / of power control in a small de-power stroke. For foil kites thats's a real progress from the early years. More winds means more power aggression in the lift and boost. Probably the smaller have this even more. Still the main thing is control. You'll experience that the soul is really trustful in its low and high end. 
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Flysurfer Soul 2018 12m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
95 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
18 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 6 knots up to 10
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
drift
 
HardSoft
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 28.04.2018 at 22:23 hour
Comments:
Had a few sessions with the new Flysurfer Soul 12m on the hydrofoil. In light winds this kite has a great low-end, for a 12m I could start foiling in a stable 6 knots (light wind foil front wing). In light winds the kite is stable, powerful, fast turning and arm length on/off de-power stroke. Like always you keep the foil kites flying. If you come from Tube kites you need to play a bit more with the power and de-power stroke. But, the Tube / foil kite feeling is coming pretty close together with the new Soul.
Had the kite for 5 minutes in the water and still relaunching, even with some water in the tips. The trailer edge has a drainage system so the water could flow away. Nice! 
9 kudos - +

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