Overcome limits with the ultimate all-rounder! The legendary flight characteristics paired with the highest level of user-friendliness offer maximum performance for every style. Sporty or comfortable, a kite that will take your riding experience to the next level. The SOUL offers confidence-inspiring stability, intuitive handling, maximum durability and lasting value over many years. Always choose the right kite and turn your free time into pure pleasure!
Contains:Kite, universal kite bag, light bag, compression strap,Trim-Checker, sandbag, repair kit and kite safety guide.
Flysurfer Soul Foil Kite
Closed cell foil kite
Beginner & Intermediate
Get the legendary all-round foil kite with impressive handling and exceptional performance! Regardless of ability and purpose, the SOUL is always the right choice because of its versatility. Its sporty feel is perfect for ambitious kiters who push their limits. The simple start-up and restart behavior is ideal for those who choose L.E.I. want to switch is essential. for foiling kites. It confidently meets the requirements of a light wind weapon and a large air machine. The true strength of the SOUL is its breathtaking and addictive jumping performance. The small pack size is extremely practical when traveling and makes everyday use more convenient. The carefully handcrafted TX-Light construction gives the SOUL its aerodynamic efficiency, excellent stability and its striking, sporty design. The high-quality materials are supported by essential care properties for long-term use and increase value retention. Don't set limits, get out there and spend more time in nature to make each of your sessions a SOUL session!
- user friendliness
- Effortless boosting
Technical features of Soul V2:
Intelligent performance construction
The Smart Performance Construction is the unique combination of lightweight fabric and durability. Particularly good resistance to aging, high tear strength, additional ripstop threads and enormous stiffness at only 33g/m² make the TX Light fabric perfect for the top and bottom surfaces of Flysurfer foil kites. Inside, the TX-Light Hardfinish fabric allows for increased use of crossports. The leading edge is made of 44g/m² DLX+ fabric, which offers better protection against abrasion and sharp objects. Each fabric is optimized for its use, from UV-resistant finishes to air-impermeable coatings and absorbent properties to improve airflow when wet.
Camber Trim System
The level of the kite is controlled by the Mixer, a pulley system that modulates the angle of attack and profile camber. The mixer features the two-ring camber trim system. Moving the rings changes the relationship between the B or C plane relative to the A plane. The profile of the foil kite can be trimmed either flat or curved.
4 Stage Ram Air Technology
The 4-level Ram Air technology (A, B, C, Z) distributes the forces over the entire tread depth of the foil kite and perfectly meets the requirements of a freeride product. The control of the 4 stages via the mixer improves turning and supports the restart. The foil kite changes its angle of attack and profile curvature without sacrificing stability.
bridle testing tool
The bridle check tool makes it easy to compare bridle line lengths. On each plane (A, B, C, Z) and on each wing side of the foil kite, black markings make it easy to compare the front and rear main line lengths (see line plan). In order to restore the flight characteristics, length differences between the B and C planes relative to the A plane must be compensated for by moving the rings on the mixer. In order to maintain performance and stability, Flysurfer recommends checking the product regularly with the Bridle Check tool during intensive use.
The reflex profile keeps the foil kite stable at low angles of attack and full acceleration. The counter-curvature pushes the trailing edge down and prevents a front stall. The reflex profile is essential for controlling and depowering a foil kite.
High pressure air intake
The air inlets are integrated into the leading edge and ensure the optimum dynamic pressure on the Flysurfer foil kites. After the foil kite is filled with air, the walls of the air inlet are automatically compressed. Self-deflation is prevented and the kite retains its wing shape.
Velcro deflation valve
Flysurfer relies on air release valves with Velcro. They are located in the center of the trailing edge of the Flysurfer foil kites. Flysurfer's freeride products have additional loops sewn onto the deflation Velcro valve to make it easier to open with gloves. Warning labels are attached to the pull-out parts of the fabric; You can visually check if the valve is closed.
Profile momentum adjuster
The PMAs are knot ladders that are sewn onto the profile inside the foil kite. They sit on the upper and lower sails between the A and B levels. By shortening the node ladders, the profile curvature can be adjusted, which gives the foil kite more performance and stability. If a change is made, it should be done symmetrically.
Automatic drainage system
The automatic drainage system is hidden in the inner construction of Flysurfer's closed-cell foil kites. Dirt, water and small objects that got inside the kite automatically slide from the center section to the wing tips. They exit the kite through two large holes on the trailing edge of the wing tips.
What's new this year?
- "User friendliness"
- The tension of the top sail provides a cleaner airflow
- Optimized wingtip shape = larger area that generates more lift
- 45° cut at drainage exit that improves recovery
- TX Light fabric is lightweight, tear resistant, diagonally stiff, durable
- Additional cross-ports help reduce weight while providing better inflation and easier launching
- Reinforced bridle attachment points to prevent damage
What is the difference between the SOUL1's X-Light cloth and the SOUL2's TX-Light cloth?
The following properties have changed: increased tear resistance, improved diagonal tensile strength, triple ripstop, soft and hard finish coating, 33g/m². Flysurfer uses gray instead of white to prevent yellowing from UV rays. Seam separation when packing the kite is greatly reduced. The tensile strength makes the kite more compact/stiff in the air and improves bar feedback and control precision.
Is the SOUL easier to start?
The increased number of crossports improves inflation and reduces weight. The kite will reach its full shape quicker, making it easier to control at launch. In addition, the air can escape faster when packing through the release valve. Rolling up takes less time and effort.
Does the SOUL sink as soon as it hits the water?
Water ingress is inevitable. Flysurfer made the SOUL as airtight and watertight as possible to extend the window for a water relaunch. Depending on the mission or skills, the SOUL can remain in the water for a very long time and then be launched again. The relaunch is supported by Flysurfer's bilge system inside the kite; Water flows to the trailing edge and enters via a 45° section opening at the wing tip.
what is the blender
The mixer is a pulley system that modulates the level of a foil kite in different ratios. The camber trim system for height adjustment is located above the integrated pulleys. Below the pulleys are the front and rear main lines, which connect to the control rod flying lines.
What do I use the trim checker that comes with the kite for?
The included Trim Checker is a splice lock handle with attachment points for attaching the front and rear main lines. It facilitates camber trim system adjustment with a 5kg load and scale checking tool. We recommend the help of a second person.
When do I start using the bridle check tool?
The bridle control tool is shown in the line plan and consists of reference points marked in black for comparison of bridle line lengths after use. To counteract the aging process, the SOUL can be serviced with the camber trim system on the mixer. We recommend the first check after 10 hours. The kite should then be checked if you feel a difference in performance or stability. We recommend the help of a specialist.
My SOUL stops, what can I do?
The trimming process always begins by checking the bar adjustment. All four flying lines must be of equal length or brought to the same height when sheeting in the control rod. After a successful verification of the bar adjustment, the SOUL's C and B planes can be lengthened with the Camber Trim System.
My SOUL tends to frontstall, what can I do?
The trimming process always begins by checking the bar adjustment. All four flying lines must be of equal length or brought to the same height when sheeting in the control rod. After a successful bar adjustment check, the SOUL's C and B planes can be tightened with the Camber Trim System.
Has the SOUL been upgraded for use on land/in the snow?
TX-Light cloth and reinforced bridle attachment points - A1, B1, C1, Z1, Z2 help prevent damage. The risk of serious damage to the product when using the quick release or snagging a brake line is significantly reduced.
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Can you relaunch a foil kite? ›
If you do crash it, you can reverse launch it by pulling on the rear lines if it is nose down, or pull on the front lines if it is nose up. A foil kite will water relaunch in far less wind than an LEI kite.What is the easiest kite to relaunch? ›
The easiest for a beginner are usually the wave kites. This is because these kites have super good depower, fast relaunch and are very forgiving. Examples of this are the Carbinha Drifter, North Carve, Airush Session and Duotone Neo. These kites are often used by kitesurfing schools to teach.What is a disadvantage of a valved foil kite on water? ›
Disadvantages of foil kites
No flotation - the kite can sink if it is crashed onto water (don't crash it!). Closed cell foil kites do float for a while.
Hold your kite up by the bridle point and let the line out. If there is sufficient wind, your kite will go right up. Let the kite fly away from you a little, then pull in on the line as the kite points up so it will climb. Repeat this until your kite gains the altitude necessary to find a good steady wind.Can you surf on a kite foil? ›
A foil board (hydrofoil board) is a kitesurfing board with a hydrofoil attached beneath it. Once mastered, the board lifts entirely out of the water and you are riding only on the hydrofoil. You should be an experienced kitesurfer before using a foil board.Do you launch a kite into the wind? ›
Don't get excited and throw it into the air, just gently release it into the wind. If the breeze is strong enough, the kite will start to rise. Slowly let out a little flying line, and the kite will fly back. Then, before it reaches the ground, tighten your grip on the line and the kite will start to rise again.Is kite Foiling harder than Kiteboarding? ›
Wing foiling and kiteboarding are both challenging sports that require a certain level of skill and athleticism. Wing foiling is more accessible to beginners than kitesurfing, as the learning curve is less steep.Why won t my kite fly? ›
If a tail is too heavy or long the kite will not fly. Replace or remove part of the tail. A tow point is located back so a kite can be flown in light wind conditions or to stop the kite from spinning, too far back and the kite will refuse to fly… relocate the tow point forward.What is the most efficient kite design? ›
Foils are the most efficient of the power kites. The aerofoil section means that they can still provide significant lift when parked overhead, unlike leading edge inflatable kites.What is the best kite shape for beginners? ›
These are generally the kites we guide beginners to. Delta Kites are named for their triangular shape. They have a wide wind range of around 5-20 mph for an easy, stable flight. Small and regular-sized delta kites are perfect for beginners.
Why can't we fly kites throughout the year? ›
It depends upon the environment because if it is the monsoon time or in the winter time it is not possible to fly the kites so I think at the proper time when the sky will be clear that will be the utmost time to fly the kites and make sure kites are not available in the market all the time also, so this is also a key ...Can you fly a kite by yourself? ›
Single line kites are usually the easiest to launch and can be done by yourself without the need of a helper. Most of the time you can simply hold the kite up with one hand while hanging onto the line with the other. When the wind catches the kite release it and begin flying.What makes a kite fly better? ›
Kites are shaped and angled so that the air moving over the top moves faster than the air moving over the bottom. Daniel Bernoulli, an 18th century Swiss mathematician, discovered that the pressure of a fluid (like air) decreases as the fluid speeds up.What is the difference between foil and lei kites? ›
Your typical kitesurfing kite is an LEI (Leading Edge Inflatable) meaning you pump up the kite like an air mattress to give it shape and buoyancy. Foil kites operate on a ram air system, where they get their shape from air passing through them like a wind sock.What is Tyvek used for in a kite? ›
It beats sewing seams, or ties, or any other kind of tape. With a roll of Tyvek and tape you can make almost any kind of kite.What are the coolest easy to fly kites? ›
Some of the best types include delta, diamond, and parafoil kites. What kite is the easiest kind to fly? The kites that are easiest to fly are single-line options, including delta, diamond, parafoil, sled, and novelty kite shapes. They are considered the best types for beginners to try.Why do Afghans fly kites? ›
Because Kite Fighting has become a sport in Afghanistan, "Afghans will tell you" that the "sole reason for kites ... is to fight them, and a single kite aloft is nothing but an unspoken challenge to a neighbor: Bring it on!" (Semple). In Afghanistan, the game of Kite Fighting is more than a game.What is the best month to fly a kite? ›
Weather-wise, Fall, especially October, is prime kite-flying time in most of the United States. Temperatures tend to be favorable, and winds are often more constant and steadier than in Spring.Is Foil Boarding harder than surfing? ›
As effortless as experienced foil surfers make it look as they fly along the coast, it's actually a lot harder than it looks. The specifics of the balance involved make foil surfing more challenging than traditional surfing while you're getting started.How long does it take to learn to kite foil? ›
Wing foiling is a fun and exciting water sport that combines the use of a foil board with a handheld wing. While learning to wing foil may seem daunting, with dedication and proper instruction, most people can become independent within 6 - 12 hours .
Why is wing foiling so popular? ›
Wing foiling gives you the best of both worlds here. This is because it is more versatile against high winds and you do not need as much wind to get going compared to other water sports. What this means is that you can use the same equipment for several different areas and conditions.Why does my kite keep nose diving? ›
A kite with too much pitch will not lift as well as it might, a kite with too little pitch will stall and nose-dive out of the sky. Roll: A 'wiggle' along the length of the kite where the right or left sides move up and down. A slight roll will make a kite move to the side - that is how two-line kites work.What kind of a day is good for flying kites? ›
A clear, breezy day is good for flying kites.What happens if you fly a kite in the rain? ›
Again, flying a kite in rain is not a problem, as long as there is some wind to keep your kite in the sky. Keep in mind that your kite will get wetter the longer you fly in the rain, which will weigh your kite down, and can cause damage to it. It will also require more wind to keep your kite afloat in the sky.Is kiteboarding on the decline? ›
According to Google Trends, kiteboarding is declining in popularity.What is the lowest wind you can kiteboard in? ›
What Is the Minimum Wind Speed Required for Kiteboarding? In general, a kiteboarder needs about 12 mph of wind to get up and ride. Lighter riders can ride upwind in less wind, while heavier riders (over 200 pounds) will need to ride at 15 mph.Why is kiteboarding so expensive? ›
About the materials used to make kites. These are neither linens nor handkerchiefs. And those long-long kite-lines are no shoelace either. Both are made of very strong yet lightweight materials and this combination gets only more and more expensive when the materials get stronger and lighter.What is a person who flies a kite called? ›
Pilot: A term for the person who flies a kite.Why is it so much fun to fly a kite? ›
Flying a kite is probably one of the most exhilarating experiences a child can have. A sense of pride, joy, and accomplishment washes over them as their eyes watch this object they built fly into the sky. They smell the great outdoors as their hands feel the vibrations from the wind helping their kite fly.How do I make my kite fly higher? ›
Let out some line.
As soon as your kite catches the wind, let go of the bridle and begin to let some line out. The line should not be slack, but taut with a little give. Pull on the line to point the kite up. This will help the kite climb higher into the air.
Where should we not fly kites? ›
Never fly near a highway. You can be hurt chasing your kite across the highway and people driving by are often distracted by kite flyers. If your kite gets hit by a car, you're going to need a new kite. Never fly near houses.Why should you not fly the kites on roof tops? ›
Flying a kite on a roof terrace is dangerous, with the biggest factor being that you can easily fall over the edge because a fence does not guard a roof terrace.What is better a 2 line or 4 line kite? ›
2 Line vs 4 Line
In terms of flying, a 2-line kite flies just as well as a 3 or 4-line. The benefit of a 2-line kite is that the lines never really get tangled, where the benefit of a 3 or 4-line kite is the ability to relaunch the kite after it crashes.
Weaving — Weaving is the most popular method and technique for foil wrapping highlights. It is achieved by parting very fine selections of hair and weaving the tail of a comb through the section in an in-and-out pattern. Separate the hair you have weaved and then apply bleach or color to the hair and wrap it in foil.Can you teach yourself to wing foil? ›
There are two ways you can learn to wing foil; one is with an instructor and one is without an instructor. If you're in the latter ability category, meaning you have zero water experience and no board sports background, you'll most likely want to find an instructor who will take you out.What is the best way to learn foiling? ›
For the first time foilers using a boat or jetski to pull you through the water at very slow speeds is the easiest way to learn. This will enable you to get the “feel of foiling”. Weight back on the board will lift foil up, and weight forward will bring the nose back down.Which kite flies the highest? ›
|Highest Altitude - Single Kite||Box Kites||12,471 feet, more than 2 miles!!|
|Highest Altitude - Kite Train||8 Box Kites||31,955 feet, more than 6 miles!!|
|Longest Kite Flight - Duration||Parafoils||180 hours, more than 1 week!!|
|Fastest Measured Speed||Dual Line Stunters||108 miles per hour!!|
The reactive equal and opposite forward force (Force KITE) pushes the kite ahead. The kite pulls the kitesurfer forward, which is similar to how a person wakeboarding alongside a motorboat is pulled forward (see illustrations below).What wind speed for kite foiling? ›
The best wind conditions in which to learn to foil kite are between 12 and 15 knots. I recommend using a big kite in light wind conditions, so you will have plenty of lift and support.How many degrees does a kite add to? ›
The sum of the interior angles of a kite is equal to 360°.
How do you relaunch an inverted kite? ›
Once the safety line is back under tension, relaunch your kite. In this case, we have to pull one back line hand over hand for about 2 to 3 meters which turns your kite around. Let go the back line when the wing tip starts catching wind, check your bar for tangles, and relaunch your kite.Why won t my kite go up? ›
If a tail is too heavy or long the kite will not fly. Replace or remove part of the tail. A tow point is located back so a kite can be flown in light wind conditions or to stop the kite from spinning, too far back and the kite will refuse to fly…What is the hardest kite to fly? ›
Often, the diamond shape is what most people think of when they hear the word, “kite.” Actually, the classic diamond is the hardest to get into the air compared to most single line kites.
Even at medium wind speeds, the kites will scream across the sky. They have been clocked on Doppler radar flying at speeds over 100 mph and a top speed of 116 mph.What to do if kite is stuck on power line? ›
To avoid danger, please remember: Never fly a kite near overhead power lines. If you do get your kite tangled in power lines, immediately let go of the kite string and handle then move away. Don't attempt to remove it and report the incident to QEC's 24-hour emergency number at 1-833-313-3030.What makes a kite fly higher? ›
If the kite is positioned at the proper angle to the wind, more air is deflected down from the sail than is forced up and over the kite, thus creating lift. This lifts the kite upward, overcoming the force of gravity.When should you not fly a kite? ›
Never fly a kite near electric lines or poles. Never fly a kite with metal parts or lines that will attract electricity. Never fly a kite in the rain because the kite's string can carry electricity. Do not fly a kite if there is a risk of thunderstorms or lighting.Why is flying a kite so hard? ›
As the wind goes around trees, buildings, and hills, it gets bumpy. This bumpy wind is called "turbulence". You can't see it, but it's very difficult to fly a kite well in turbulent wind. So stay far away from obstacles that cause turbulence.Is there a trick to flying a kite? ›
The trick to keep the kite riding the wind is to make sure you maintain tension in the string and correct for changes in wind speed. As long as the line from your spool to your kite is taut, you can be reasonably sure the kite will stay up.