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  1. I shut down this business years ago. Action Sports in Balcatta took over Flysurfer distribution in the West.
  2. I have 3 kites for sale and 2 bars. If you need a bar I can sort you out.
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ?
  6. No bobbins left but what about glitter or craft glue ? I might even have a Bedazzler
  7. Hi everyone. I’ve got Sonic 2 9-13-15m (kite only) coming available next week. These have been used for 12 -18 months season by Mani Bisschops in various events including Hydrofoil Protour, China etc He is now on Sonic Races hence the sale New these sell for ~ $260/sqm. I will be listing these at $150/sqm and will consider all reasonable offers. So advertised prices are : 9m - $1350 13m - $1950 15m - $2,250 Cheers James 0403 134 186
  8. Hey no. I might have some Sonic 2s come available if the customers upgrades to Sonic Race
  9. Hi & no... the Flydoor sold back in 2016. There is a new Flydoor in the works - that model is no longer available.
  10. As it turned out Olly was pipped by Maxime Nocher on his Enata kites on the last day. No Ozone on the podium however ! Enata, Flysurfer and Fone (Axel Mazella). More competition can only be good for the development of the sport.
  11. Anyone notice that Olly Bridge ( sponsored by North ) is riding Flysurfer Sonic Pros instead of his usual Ozone R1v2's at the current HPT event in Mexico ? And not just riding but winning- 4 bullets/ 5 races on day 1, another win on day 2 and is currently leading the event. (Today was only 7-8 knots and the Banga foil of Nocher is more suited to light winds than Ollys Levitaz) I dont know much about this new kite other than that Florian Gruber has been working on the new design with Armin for over 12 months and it's designed to compete with the Ozone R1v2 head on. It will be interesting to see whether Olly makes the switch to Flysurfer or chooses to remain with Ozone. Watch this space !
  12. Official Flysurfer page is up here : https://www.flysurfer.com/project/peak3/
  13. 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
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