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Ahah no. I know you guys prefer the Sonic 1 for TT riding but these are all Sonic 2s. I think the deluxe fabric which is heavier and stiffer than the lotus fabric is what makes Sonic 1 better for you TTers - more direct and solid bar feel. 

 

Do you find they sit differently In the wind window ?

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Just curious James, these Sonic kites are like the Ferraris of kites in the kite surfing scene, especially with TT riders. Would you agree the 9m Sonic 2 is equivalent to say a 14 or 15m LEI hybrid kite in terms of low end and power? If not, would you say the FS Boost 15m is like the 17m Dyno for example? I am just curious what the low end of these magnificent kites are like for say someone around 85kg?

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Hi. 

I couldn’t expect a 9 Sonic would give the same low end wind range for a TT rider as a 15 LEI, at least not for me at 85-90kg using the std 22m lines. In 9-10 knots I usually use 36-40m lines for a start. 

But.... Flysurfer state the wind of the Sonic 2 9m is 13 -39 knots for a 75kg rider. By comparison, the wind range for the same rider on 15 Boost is 9- 26 knots. so maybe for a lighter rider in very still water with no waves it’s possible  

High aspect ratio kites create a lot of power for their size because they can generate a lot of apparent wind. Long lines mean big kiteloops which generate lots apparent wind.  I find on a TT you are too slow and inefficient to create enough speed to achieve this. A Hydrofoil is different because I can ride much faster. 

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I'd have to fly them side by side to notice any difference in where they sit...

My S3 15m is at least as good for me as a Zephyr 17m for the locals, but I can hang on to it a lot longer. I don't have a lot of love for the 12m on a TT, and as SKB says apparent wind and lack of grunt may be the reason.

Given how gusty the wind is when it really picks up here, I wouldn't like a 9m foil at all. I tend to use 15m and bigger foils, then 12  and smaller LEIs...

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2017 Sonic 2 $1600 ono

Ex team rider kite - used by Mani Bisschops prior to taking out the 2017 Australian National champs. He’s now riding Sonic Races hence the sale of his previous kites 

The kite has had 1 small repair (1cm x 2.5cm patch) on the leading edge (Ryan from Sail doctor) otherwise all kites are in great condition having been used just 1 season.

In my opinion the 15 is the Sweet spot of the size range. Makes for a fantastic kite for lightwind TT/SB riding and boosting, as well as a serious piece of kit for foiling. Turning speed is still fast enough to comfortably kiteloop - I learnt to darkslide on an older 15 Sonic last year. 

prices at 50% of rrp, open to offers. Will post if required at buyers expense. 

(There was an 9,11,13 but they sold already)

 

 

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On 1/21/2018 at 11:14 AM, specialist_kiteboarding said:

I have 3 kites for sale and 2 bars. If you need a bar I can sort you out. 

Can you please re-iterate which 3 kites are available? Having trouble keeping up with what is available in this thread, from first post to last.

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