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FLYSURFER SOUL2 10m Initial Thoughts


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After waiting for more than three months because of the Covid back log, I picked up my Soul2 10m a couple of days ago. Yesterday I put it together, gave it a good looking over then headed to the beach to fly it in 8 knots.

I was immediately blown away and excited by how much quicker it turned being a 10m and on the shorter 17m lines compared to my 12m and the 20m lines. Very responsive.

 

Then I thought I would see if I could get going on the land board in so little wind. To my surprise it wasn't to hard, turning the kite quicker to generate more power made it surprisingly good fun for such a light wind day.

Today I drove to Byron Bay desperate to get on the water with it. No wind up at Kingscliff but Byron was showing some. I got a small window where there was enough wind and the rain stopped. Again I was blown away by how easy it was to turn the kite quickly and generate comparable power to the 12m Soul in these conditions. I was the only twin tip out there, all the other kiters were on foil boards.

I came out of the water with a big smile on my face. This kite is a joy to fly and I can't wait to really put it to the test in some decent wind.

I will do a full review at some point, once I have some more time to fly it.
Watch this space...

After waiting for more than three months because of the Covid back log, I picked up my Soul2 10m a couple of days ago. Yesterday I put it together, gave it a good looking over then headed to the beach to fly it in 8 knots.

I was immediately blown away and excited by how much quicker it turned being a 10m and on the shorter 17m lines compared to my 12m and the 20m lines. Very responsive.

 

Then I thought I' would see if I could get going on the land board in so little wind. To my surprise it wasn't to hard, turning the kite quicker to generate more power made it surprisingly good fun for such a light wind day.

Today I drove to Byron Bay desperate to get on the water with it. No wind up at Kingscliff but Byron was showing some. I got a small window where there was enough wind and the rain stopped. Again I was blown away by how easy it was to turn the kite quickly and generate more power. This would have been a day for the 12m usually, but I was the only twin tip out there, all the other kiters were on foil boards.

I came out of the water with a big smile on my face. This kite is a joy to fly and I can't wait to really put it to the test in some decent wind.

I will do a full review at some point, once I have some more time to fly it. Watch this space...

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On 11/11/2021 at 10:30 PM, andy666 said:

That’s why the weather on the east coast has turned to crap, @Pari has a new kite. 😉

It looks good mate. Can’t wait for a full review. 

Yeah, what happened? Looks like we’re having another shitty kites season like last year.
I did get to have a good session yesterday on the new 10m and OMG is this kite fun. It’s a perfect size, fast turning enough to be agile, with lots of floaty jumps that make you feel very secure the kite is going to put you down gently.

The loss of low end is hardly noticeable but I could tell as soon as I hot launched in 18-20 knots, without feeling over powered like I would have been with the 12m, that I could comfortably fly this kite in the mid 20s.

On 11/11/2021 at 11:43 PM, Kevin Henry said:

I had so many epic sessions on my Speed3 15 that I want to try a Soul... even after selling off all my foils :D

If you do get a Soul, go for the 10m definitely. Great all round size

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9 minutes ago, Pari said:

If you do get a Soul, go for the 10m definitely. Great all round size

No I want the power for TTing in the almost-good-enough-for-a-small-tube-but-not-quite wind range. I might go down to a 12 but I never really got on with any SpeedX 12m... If I can ride a 10m tube I'd rather do that :D

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I can’t speak for the 15m Soul, but my 12m has got me out heaps of times when there are no other tube kiters out there or they try and fail to stay out.

so definitely a good option and although the Speed 3 is a fantastic kite, the Soul is just next level good.

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