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Flysurfer Soul 10m

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Created by drsurf > 9 months ago, 19 Nov 2018
pari
NSW, 4 posts
26 Jan 2020 12:44AM
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I've been flying my 12m Soul since February 2019, getting lots of sessions on it and I have to say, I love the Soul, so much so that I sold my Naish Pivot. This kite has literally changed my life. I enjoy kiting more because of it, have so much more fun.
I don't get home from work till the sun is low, so the very quick set up is great for when I have maybe a half hour, 45 minutes to have a sessions on the water and often at that time of the day the wind can die down to the point that a LEI wouldn't cut it, but on the Soul I usually have a great sessions, popping big jumps and back rolls.? I reckon I get 70% more sessions since switching from LEI's to my Soul. I'm often the only one on the water at my local beach, or I'll see the other kites go up for a while then give up because there's not enough wind and I'm still out there having a blast.
Another great reason I bought the Soul was because I wanted a one kite quiver, the wind range on this kite is insane. The low end is like using a 17m LEI and I've been out in 25 knots and just starting to feel over powered. ??

Complaints about the Souls slower turning speeds- effectively your flying a kite with the power of a 17m LEI .The play off between fun, quick set up time, great up wind ability, light wind use, massive wind range, huge hang time with soft landings, great bar pressure, against a quicker turning kite to me is a no brainer.
Also the previous couple of years I spent a load of money on bladder, canopy and valve repairs coasting hundreds of dollars.
The Soul is a superior kite to anything I've every owned before.

Over New Year, I had a couple of days at Elliot Heads and one day at Woodgate. The wind was crap for two of the three days, maybe 10-12 knots, but the Soul did itself proud and I was still able to practice on the foil board. Not enough wind for a twin tip or for any other LEI kiters to bother trying. The Soul saved my trip, otherwise it would have been a long way to travel from Kingscliff and only get one decent session in.

I put a lengthy review, aimed more for those considering using a foil kite for the first time, pros and cons etc, for anyone interested, on my FaceBook page.

www.facebook.com/air8kitesurfing/posts/2729144263785745?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARA8XmxH7aAMSKlu0914_wwSCyiPy3BANf36KDjaTzVLccaXOQyBgrxBx_57BmQOrHCMDkjk3eEJXyt_UU4tZPsMJAWlnsZyqYBWX_7k879oppUhQYCjPPeZTvLRreBVqR8zf6U43B9zhY9Wgj6NQ8d6ocIUHJ02TzkTC_x0k4vvHQ714F8-2NlRImxhXcdwmv-1z4ESwvVEgrYaGX26lGCGQqwQxmm1mazFcNGMBusIcWRpXB98cOT1vEz-vRPYFvS2gqgHnhYF559hrfoaSzKsmmlByjILscmakyFg2JA5gNEJyabCfiJMWp8uOMGlGTuZPe2ZZgxVdg9Noj-ts7f_QQ&__tn__=-R

glazzdarkly
3 posts
28 Jan 2020 5:58AM
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airsail said..


glazzdarkly said..
I'm selling my quiver of 7,9 and 13m 2015 Cabrinha drifters as well as. 21 m speed 3 dlx I am mainly on a surfboard but like to take the twin tip out when it's nuking and get big airs. We get a lot of waves where I live and I much prefer to be overpowered than under, generally when everyone else is on 7or 8m leis me and my friend will be on 9or 10s. But my question is I'm planning on getting a 7m soul but am torn whether to get a 10 or 12 m soul I probably use my 9m drifter the most currently, I also have a foil and am not whether the low end between the 10 and the 12 is that much ? I weigh around 80kg I am leaning toward the 10 as I'm guessing il have a better range for the higher end and is a bit faster moving ? I'm not really fussed about not being able to go out in 8 knots and having to wait till 10-11 but is this even possible for me weighing 80kg I noticed the guy at the begging of the post can get foiling in v low winds with the 10m
any input would be greatly appreciated, please excuse my poor grammar and vocabulary

peace




If your riding a surf wing, eg greater than 900sqcm, go the 10, get the 12 if you riding a smaller fast wing. I have the 12 and don't particularly like it on the 1100 wing unless super light, too much lift. I can easily use my 12 on a small wing in 15 knots, but would be uncomfortable on the large wing in those conditions.



Thanks that's really helpful

glazzdarkly
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28 Jan 2020 6:08AM
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Macster said..
I won't tell you what to do just what my experience is with the Souls.

Weight 85kgs
Moses 683s wing, t40 board
8m Soul wind range with 23m lines is just under 10 knots through to high teens

12m soul with 26m lines is 5-6 knots to 10-12 knots

These kites would only touch the water maybe 1 in every 10 sessions these days but im still hesitatnt to use them in surf / waves, too risky if i dropped them in surf.

To be honest, the 12m Soul is invaluable and such an awesome lightwind foil kite but even though I have a 6m Nova and 8m Soul I find myself reaching for my Ozone Enduros 8m and 10m in winds from 10 knots and above and when riding in swell and waves. I think I'm trading the awesome drift, ease of setup, launch and land, amazing control and bar feel for the robustness and piece of mind in waves of an LEI.

So be honest on what conditions you want to foil in (Wind, waves, free ride, race, explore etc) and get a kite to match


Thanks it's really helpful to hear how you find them, especially as your the same weight as me. I'm pretty sure Ive decided on a 7and 10 soul and might add a cheaper used bigger speed 5 at a later date like a 12 or 15.

gorgemay
86 posts
14 Apr 2020 10:42PM
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Hey mate, your FB link doesn't work, at least for me, I'd really like to read your review. Thx

gorgemay
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21 Apr 2020 9:14AM
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gorgemay said..
Hey mate, your FB link doesn't work, at least for me, I'd really like to read your review. Thx


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