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  1. .Joel

    Flysurfer Soul

    New Freeride foil kite from Flysurfer called the Soul. Flysurfer continue to make some stunning looking kites, the Soul is available in 6M, 8M, 10M, 12M, 15M, 18M and 21M. It's a bit more nimble than a Speed 5 and offers easier single line relaunch so you can relaunch the foil just like an LEI off the water by simply pulling a single steering line. More Info: https://flysurfer.com/project/soul/ Video of the Flysurfer Soul
  2. .Joel

    Chasta's Flow

    Its been a while since seeing a Chasta snow kite video!
  3. Strapless... this is pretty bloody good riding!
  4. bakersdozen

    Snow Time Sale - Kites - Ozone & PL

    Making some room for the kites that I don't use. Ozone Frenzy FYX 11m - immaculate condition, still soft and crispy $500 Complete RTF with bar, lines (still super waxy), bag (hasn't been used), spares kit and leash. Hasn't seen a lot of use. PL Arcs. F-ARC 1200 and S-ARC 840 with bags, spars, Cabrinha bar and lines. $250 (for both kites and bar/lines) F-ARC is new and S-ARC has been around the traps for a while. Happy to post a buyers expense. Price and shipping negotiable. Please let me know if you have any questions.
  5. SoutherlyBuster

    Round Hill Snowkiting NZ

    It has been an interesting journey to Zac and my first snow kiting session. It all started with those far and few in-between posts from around the global of snow kiting and me thinking I’d like to do that. Back in Oz, it was some thing like a six hour drive just to get there, and to start with apart from the kites we did not have the gear. So lot’s of questions to those on the EK that might know thing about Snow kiting (thanks @clive and @goshen), slowly the picture came together. Then came the big move from Australia to New Zealand - South Island - Christchurch, snow kiting would finally become a reality. First step was to pick whether we were to ski or snow board, since we already have experience on landboards, surfboards and skate boards, it was a natural choice … hm at the time … to pick snow boards. We now have 1.75 years experience behind us snow boarding on the steep slopes of New Zealand, just gravity runs. In the mean time I was scouring over reports/stories of snow kiting in New Zealand, to pick suitable places to go and were reasonably close to where we live, and what dangers to look out for. @outlaw gave us some great tips. More scanning on-line topographic maps. We don’t have any avalanche training, and from reading on the subject, unless you are trained, on off piste trails keep below 30degree inclines. More scanning of topographic maps. Then there was the question of at what altitude does the snow begin, rather a challenge here in New Zealand as most of the mountains with snow on them are really steep. So more keeping an eye on weather maps for snow falls and wind. Finally the planets aligned, our favourite down hill snowboarding field, Mt Hutt was forecast to be shut (aka Mt Shutt) due to high winds, with the weather forecasts indicating strong to gale conditions. So were we going to bite off more than we could chew? More scanning of the weather maps, must say https://www.windy.com proved to be very useful, thanks @plummet. So it was either a 1.5 hr drive Mt Somer with a 400 metre hike to where the snow might begin and 30 knot winds forecast or a 3hr drive to Round Hill in the south where 15 knot winds were forecast with a hop skip and jump from our car to the kite launch spot. Round Hill has some nice low slope inclines before the steep 30 degree inclines begin, but would the snow line be low enough? Found some web cams at the village next to Lake Tekapo, bonzi — looks like the snow line would be low enough and we had two potential sites around the lake, Round Hill and Mt Joseph. Round Hill was it then. It also had a ski field, so if the wind would not play ball we could hit the ski field. It was going to be an early morning start, waking up at 5am, no different to our usual weekends to Mt Hutt. Great road trip Round Hill, we arrived at 0900 and we were greeted with plenty of snow with not too steep slopes. The wind was very light but with occasional gusts, and the angry clouds building up North West of us, where the 100 to 120 km winds at Mt Hutt were blowing. Cut a long story short, we made a few trips up and down the hill from the car to the kite launching spot to get it right with kite sizes. Here is a video of our kiting session, sorry no fancy go pro videos, just stills and movies from our mobile phones. By 1530 we were both totally knackered, called it a day and drove back home. Was a great day out, looking forward to the next session. Regards, Norman and Zac.
  6. Hi folks, Flysurfer Speed 3, 15m for sale. Kite and lines in excellent condition. Meticulously looked after. Can use this versatile light wind beast on water, snow, land. Closed cell foil. Selling because I have too many kites and something has to give! Comes with Bar & Lines + Leash + bag + spares/repairs. Located in Melbourne. Will courier Australia-wide. PM me if you have any questions about flying this beauty! $999
  7. .Joel

    Flysurfer Boost3 Kite

    Flysurfer Boost3 info coming next week! Watch this space
  8. Kamikuza

    SOLD : Flysurfer Sonic2 15m

    Small professional repair on the LE, otherwise immaculate. Includes bar (little rough, as are the floats) and new lines (incl. 6m extensions). $1,500 incl. shipping. Also ex-Specialist Kiteboarding kite...
  9. Kamikuza

    SOLD: Flysurfer Sonic-FR 18 SOLD

    Hardly used. No rips or repairs. Bridle is brand new (funny story) and I got new bar and lines (including 6m extensions) when I bought it from Specialist Kiteboarding in Oz. $1,800 incl. shipping.
  10. Mfwetu

    Flysurfer Soul

    Look out for info on Flysurfer's web site tomorrow for info on their new closed cell foil, the "Soul". Teaser clip on YouTube:
  11. specialist_kiteboarding

    SHOP - Flysurfer ex Demo Kites & Boards

    Hi everyone, I have a number of items for sale, as follows. Happy to ship interstate at buyers expense (which is less than $50 via TNT or similar) Foil Kites Peak 1 9m - complete with bar and lines - $600, flown handful of times Unity 8m - complete - $600, moderate use, bar has some wear. Sonic FR - 11m - Complete - $1,500, personal kite, used for 1 season of club racing, no repairs LEI Kites Cronix 8m - Complete - $1,000, used a handful of times, no repairs BRM Cloud C2 17m - Kite only - $900, used 4 times, no repairs Boards Flydoor 5 XL (170cm) - $600, used a handful of times
  12. .Joel

    Flysurfer Speed5 12M

    It’s rare you fly a newer generation of a kite and find that the changes after years of evolution can still be so significant. The Flysurfer Speed 5 returns to its original DNA, it is the kite that should of been released after the Speed 3. When the Speed was originally released over a decade ago it was an evolutionary step, does anyone still remember that goofy video with Armin pushing a team rider off the boat to water launch? ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2PCJsKf3Jo ). The Speed was at the forefront of development, then came the Speed2 and it maintained that DNA of light wind and large float. The Speed3 then came along, and it was the largest evolutionary step that the Speed had taken, it had all the low wind ability however with the Triple Depower the kite nearly doubled its usable wind range and made the top-end all the more usable resulting in a huge boosting and highly floaty kite. Then the Speed4 released, and for the first time I felt that they had mixed far too much of the DNA from the old Psycho IV in there, it was an amazingly versatile kite but it didn’t feel the same as the old Speed series. They went back towards the Speed’s original DNA with the Lotus, however even then there was still room to move. After a session on the Speed5, you can just feel that the pure DNA of the Flysurfer Speed series is back. The kite performs at the bottom end, remains versatile and usable for such a high-aspect kite at the top end, and feels completely refined all over. Most of all the kite brings back the feeling of fun to flying as it’s incredibly forgiving. Laying the kite out on the beach pre-flight I was amazed at the vibrancy of the colour of the 12M even though it was a completely overcast day at the start. The kite looked incredible, I always thought the Speed3 Deluxe colour scheme was nice however the purple of the 12M and the slightly more detailed and intricate graphics look brilliant. The demo I was flying came with the Flysurfer Airstyle Infinity 3.0 bar, which is the green and black series bar. The bar has had again some small refinements to it regarding the chicken loop, however apart from colour scheme for the most part it’s very similar to the Infinity 2.0 bar. Pre-Inflating and launching the kite was a breeze, sanded one wingtip and slowly pulled the opposing edge up off the sand as it pre-inflated. Eventually with enough air inside it slipped out from the sand and took off. Once in the sky again it looked increidble, however it also looked higher aspect than the Speed3 whilst still seeming to retain a somewhat similar overall canopy shape. One thing that is clearly evident is that there’s no more crinkling across the front of the canopy, and whilst it’s slightly thicker between the top and bottom skins compared to a Sonic-FR it certainly has been reduced in thickness compared to the previous Flysurfer Speed kites making it feel like a faster wing flying forwards. The wind was fairly light, starting off on about 9 to 12 knots and I took off with the kite in the GT-Race Rapide++ buggy. All I could say is WOW, the kite felt solid from the start even in the light wind however it didn’t feel like a truck. Once in the buggy and moving the power the kite was producing just continued to increase until I scooted over 70km/h in incredibly light winds. The longer I held my line the more the kite continued to increase in speed. Dumping the power was incredibly easy, however I noticed when slowing down rapidly and really dropping the power out of the kite it remained incredibly stable and responsive. There were no surprises or shocks, it just behaved as I had the buggy slide sideways slowing the kite down preparing to turn. During this I noticed the vastly increased amount of depower on the kite compared to the previous versions I had flown. However the one point that I really noticed was the increase in turning speed, I was no longer going for the leader ends on a tight turn the bar was more than sufficient to get it to snap around 180 degrees when required. The depower range on the kite is far smoother on the bottom 3/4 of the bar throw, however release the bar to the very top 1/4 of the bar throw and you dump nearly all the power out of the kite. If you’re used to still having power there at the end of the bar throw it’s a quick fix, just use the stopped by sliding it down to your desired length on the bar. The bar pressure also felt a bit lighter than previous generations, I still don’t classify the Speed as a “light” bar pressure kite however I’m of the opinion less pressure the better allowing for longer kiting sessions and more aggressive handling in higher winds that typically increase the bar pressure. During flight in the buggy at speed the kite felt consistently solid, and for such a high aspect kite it continued to feel incredibly stable. One are the Speed 5 significantly excels over both previous models and kites such as the Sonic-FR is its stability, being slightly lower aspect and holding a bit more air in the kite just brings on a completely new level of stability. After a short period of time you become so trusting of the kite you pay less and less attention to it and more to your surroundings and where you’re kiting. The kite not only points incredibly high upwind, however downwind compared to previous Speed models it’s again significantly improved. Going downwind didn’t feel anywhere near as challenging as on previous models, some where you would need to loop it back over your shoulder to keep it back in the window from time to time. This allowed me to surprisingly park and ride downwind. Everything you do with the kite, how it responds, how it feels through the bar, how it behave in flight, it all just feels incredibly well refined over previous versions. There’s literally no single feature of the kite that I can say is a complete standout improvement area as so many areas of the whole kite have been so well refined that it’s the sum of all these improvements that makes the Speed 5 in my opinion the greatest evolutionary update to the Flysurfer Speed series of kites since the Speed 3. If you’re currently flying older Speeds, get your hands on a demo, it’ll be that familiar feeling you’re used to, just that the more you fly it the more you’ll notice how much of a step forward in performance the kite is whilst being incredibly stable, fun and trusting. This kite was provided for demo by James at @specialist_kiteboarding for as long as required until I felt comfortable having flown it long enough to write a review. Overall both flying the kite and the process of arranging a demo from James was a great, pressure-free experience. If you’re interested in a Flysurfer Speed 5 get in contact with Specialist Kiteboarding.
  13. .Joel

    Flysurfer Sonic-FR 6.0M

    Flysurfer Sonic-FR 6.0M $800 Kite is overall in really good condition, a few marks just on the wingtips from launching. Pickup from Richmond, Victoria or post at buyer's expense.
  14. .Joel

    Flysurfer Sonic-FR 9M

    Flysurfer Sonic-FR 9M Depower Race Foil + Infinity 3.0 Airstyle Bar & Lines Bought brand new and flown about 20 - 25 times, awesome kite with a massive usable wind range. I've had the kite comfortably in 10 knots in the buggy, and screaming in 20-25 over 87km/h with 1 arm on the bar. The kite is incredibly versatile and usable, and has the least lift when powered up of all the depower race kites I've flown so far (R1, Diablo, Sonic-FR). Kite is in excellent condition. $900 + Post (Kite Only) $1200 + Post (Complete w/ Bar & Lines)
  15. jhn.holgate

    Flysurfer Peak 3

    Interesting...saw this on a Russian Flysurfer site but not on the US site yet... And the info.... PEAK 3 Встречайте новый PEAK3! Отличия от PEAK2: - еще более легкая и прочная конструкция - улучшены скорость и радиус поворота - новая линия безопасности Reef - доставка только кайта Что осталось прежним? - разные цвета для разных моделей - бесплатный гарантийный ремонт hmmm....let's see if I can google translate that....... PEAK 3 Meet new PEAK3! Differences from PEAK2: - Even more lightweight and durable construction - Improved speed and turning radius - A new line of security Reef - Delivery only kite What remains the same? - Different colors for different models - Free warranty repairs The 'security Reef' has got me interested.... I can't say that I'm convinced about the way the fifth line splices into a front line on the P2. And Chris Krug posted this pic on PKF....
  16. SoutherlyBuster

    FlySurfer Bridle lengths

    Repair time for my FlySurfer kites. The pulley lines have busted on one kite, pulley lines on others are on their way out and one none pulley bridle busted needing replacement. FlySurfer offer a line service but are expensive, so time to consider alternatives to make my own. FlySurfer does publish the line plans giving both the lengths of the finished product and the length before the loops have been made. So off I go and measure some of the bridles and they are quite different to the published data, sure I understand the lines shrink over the years as dirt gets in, but did not expect them to be so different. For instance the st1 bridle which directly attaches to the canopy at the wing tip, one attachment point foreward from the trailing edge: as measured 55cm, FlySurfer published 60 cm, that is 5cm shrinkage or 8% shrinkage. Spot checked other bridle lines, say the red ones getting similar figures. It is almost as if the dimensions are for a differnent kite. Any one else measured their FlySurfer bridles and compared to published data from FlySurfer? I know if any one bridle is to be replaced they must be done in pairs of left hand side plus right hand side. regards, Norman
  17. The new Flysurfer Sonic Race has been released for 2017, this is Flysurfer's 3rd release for the Sonic series. I've put together a quick comparison chart based off the info on the Flysurfer website. First up for key noticeable differences however is that they've removed a whole row of bridles, instead of A B C Z bridling they're running A B Z. Next is the cell count, moved from 49 to 65 cells, and then the wingtips whilst still having a slight flat area look far more rounded. Overall weight is also down on the kites and they've introduced a 7M and 21M removing the 6M from the series. This year they're publishing suggested line lengths as well, ranging from 12M to 17M lengths in lines. Product Page: https://flysurfer.com/project/sonic-race/
  18. bakersdozen

    LOLO BSD

    A quick edit from Lolo BSD - the man has skills!
  19. Well, I'm off on holidays next week, and I hate traveling with a big old kite board bag were you have to line up in the oversize baggage area, were in some airports are on the opposite side of you normal bag carousel. Then you have to find a taxi with roof racks or a wagon, good luck with that idea. Well this is the way I'me taking my gear on this trip.
  20. Spartan

    Flysurfer s new secret weapon

    This is the new kite on the block coming soon to a beach near You !! I'm STOKED
  21. SoutherlyBuster

    Inland kite surf Lake ColeRidge NZ

    Every time the wind forecast in Christchurch (New Zealand' South Isalnd) is warm and no wind, odds are the cold air from the moutains is flowing down and raising up in the Canterbury Plains, which translates into awsome kitesurfing session at Lake Coleridge the base of those mountains. On the way to get there you pass through a town called Windwhistle and it did live up to it's name. The drive there is just as pleasant as the kiting when you get there. Ignore the max 33 knots on the wind meter, meter was stuck on position from. Zac was on the 8m Speed 4 and I was on the Flysurfer Psycho IV 10m.
  22. Northern Kites Australia

    Flysurfer Sonic FR II - coming soon!

    Yep it's coming. I don't know when, but I saw Marvin up here with a prototype. Very nice and very responsive. Cannot say anything more than that.
  23. jabroni

    Flysurfer Speed 3 12m

    Flysurfer Speed 3 - 12m - Standard Fabric + Bar & Lines, Bag, Leash and repair kit. Used for land kiting, no rips, tears or repairs. It has some dirt marks from being used on the beach, and the white fabric is starting to yellow, but otherwise is in great condition. Located in Brisbane. $850 + Postage
  24. specialist_kiteboarding

    Flysurfer Sonic 2 -11m

    Flysurfer Sonic 2 - 11m. This almost new Flysurfer Sonic 2 11m was bought in October 2016 for 2013 formula world champion Florian Gruber to use in the December "Sail Melbourne" World Cup event. After the event Florian returned to Europe and this barely used kite is now for sale at 30% below rrp. Please note this is a "kite only" package and does not come with a bar or flying lines. It is designed to fly on any 4 like bar with front line safety system. I can supply a bar if needed for additional cost - let me know if need be. Will happily ship interstate. $2000 or best offer
  25. Spartan

    Kitefoiling done right

    This is how it's done with style.
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