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When selecting my kiteboarding gear my number 1 priority was ease of travel and rugged build quality.  Since I’ll be traveling via motorcycle, space is limited so I also wanted gear that gave me the best range or bang for buck.  My friends at Nobile hooked me up!  I’ll be carrying their Zen Split Hydrofoil, NHP Splitboard, and 2 T5 kites.  Best of all is that this all fits in a normal check-in sized bag and is easily mounted on my motorcycle.  Thanks again Nobile! Check them out here.

2 Comments

  1. Norbert Wandas
    August 21, 2018 @ 7:43 AM

    Hi

    I have a questions regarding Flysurfer Soul vs Sonic2 and launching technique. I kitesurf mostly with inflatables but also have FS Sonic2 13m for lighter winds. I still find myself struggling when it comes to launching especially in the upper wind range, as tips can collapse and I can not get them inflated . I launch mostly at the side of the window. Is launching Soul easier than Sonic2?

    Cheers.
    Norbert / Sweden

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    • Jason Logsdon
      September 6, 2018 @ 9:58 PM

      Hi Norbert, sorry for the late response, I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling. How are you launching your Soul? I always launch with the trimmer set to full power and sheet in the bar while I’m launching, keeping the kite backstalled until it’s mostly filled. This seems dangerous in higher winds but after a couple times practice it is quite easy. Just give yourself a good amount of room downwind for the first couple times. This method prevents the wing tips from collapsing and makes the kite still very controllable.

      As for the Soul vs Sonic2 in launching. In my opinion there really isn’t much of a difference between the two. The wing tips on the Soul take a little longer to fill because there’s more space between the wing tip and last intake. Try my method of launching and see if that helps.

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