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[*] posted on 2-13-2016 at 02:34 PM
Sharing the Flysurfer speed 5 stoke.


Just got my hands on the new flysurfer speed 5. Definately a different kite from the lotus and speed 4 in general. the kite feels more solid in the air and definitely a little more aggressive. The new deluxe material feels stronger to the touch which is great because although the lotus fabric was nice and light I had my doubts about how long it will last. the higher aspect ration makes for a beautifull look in the sky and the Lift is incredible as usual. Also the bridles look a little thinner and unsleeved which is supposed to reduce drag. I initially had some issues with backstall when I did my first test flight . I took it home and did some mixer test and turns out the bridels were way off . I was a little worried for a second tht something was wrong with the kite but got eventually got everything sorted out. Its a little unexpected for flysurfer quality control but this is the first time I had a problem with their kites. Can wait to really put it through its paces when the wind is right next week.:wee:


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[*] posted on 2-13-2016 at 03:04 PM


So they went back the other way with aspect ratio on the speed series? Not the first time I heard about a kite coming from the flysurfer factory without being properly tuned, but as long as they keep improving the speed series, that can probably overlooked. Not sure if I will ever need to upgrade from the speed 3 but nice to know the tech keeps advancing.
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[*] posted on 2-13-2016 at 03:08 PM


yea I was surprised with the bridle tuning issue. The aspect ratio is higher and the kite definitely feels more solid and a little more aggressive. even If u own a 3 series u still have one of best performance kites out there so don't worry. :thumbup:



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[*] posted on 2-13-2016 at 04:18 PM


It's friggin 3d out w/ 30mph NW winds...really?
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[*] posted on 2-13-2016 at 04:28 PM


go back to sleep that was when I was out yesterday. and there was a nice sw wind lol:lol:



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[*] posted on 2-13-2016 at 05:30 PM


very nice!



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[*] posted on 2-14-2016 at 03:37 PM


I recall Flysurfer sets the mixer in the way so it normalizes after first five flights
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[*] posted on 2-14-2016 at 03:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by grigorib  
I recall Flysurfer sets the mixer in the way so it normalizes after first five flights.


i think so, once the lines have "bedded in" with load/time a better tune is certainly available. the lines may be prestretched, but in total the system needs load to arrive solid tune.




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[*] posted on 2-14-2016 at 05:18 PM


tht sounds like good idea. well ill test it out again soon as I have some consistent wind.


Quote: Originally posted by grigorib  
I recall Flysurfer sets the mixer in the way so it normalizes after first five flights




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