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Race, Hydrofoil

The SONIC RACE shows FLYSURFER’s full commitment to kite racing. The kite is highly efficient, powerful and aggressive – perfect for the fastest riders.

 

TECHNOLOGY Closed Cell Foil Kite
SKILLS Professional
SIZES 7 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15 / 18 / 21
TERRAIN  

 

X-Light Fabric

Weight reduction.  The new X-Light Fabric has the best qualities for maximum performance and impressive longevity. The incredibly lightweight (32g / m²) double-ripstop material is highly tear-resistant as well as airtight, and provides an extremely smooth sail. The X-Light cloth underlines our philosophy of sustainability. You can trust the X-Light Fabric – built into your SONIC Race – to help you reach your best performance every season.

 

3-Level Bridle Design (A, B, Z)

The next generation in race-kite development. The 3-level bridle design dramatically reduces the number of lines and the associated resistance by an incredible 30%. The fully-spliced, uncoated Dyneema SK99 lines are the perfect choice for this application. The result: the best angles at maximum speed on every course. The SONIC Race cuts cleanly through the air.

 

Modern Competition Technology

The sleek SONIC Race is constructed using the shortest flying lines (from 12-17m, depending on the size), to allow for the fastest maneuvers and kiting at the lowest angles. The highlight is the mixer, which can be adjusted by means of a new splice system. Due to the high aspect ratio of the kite, it is difficult to uniformly adjust the angle of attack. But the new mixer is a perfect match for the 3-Level Bridle Design, and changes the ratio evenly from the middle of the kite down to the tips while braking / depowering. The system transfers power to the kite by means of three deflection pulleys – A1 with 8:1, B1 with 4:1 and B2 with 2:1 – creating a steady pathway that provides uncompromised maximum performance.

 

High-Performance Construction

The SONIC RACE is imbued with Flysurfer's most cutting-edge technologies taken from both the kite and paragliding development. Proven features such as Cordwise Ballooning, Rigid Foil Technology, and Sharp Mini Ribs are integral parts of the design. The heart of the kite is in its lightweight construction: the arc curve on the B-level allows the surface to be supported along the entire span by means of fewer lines while at the same time keeping the load evenly distributed. The X-Light fabric makes the construction stiffer and allows for an incredible maximum speed with full control in the most difficult conditions. The SONIC RACE is excluded from our 12-Month Free-Repair Warranty.

 

Automatic Drainage System

The drainage system is integrated in the entire trailing edge of the kite and terminates with 4cm long openings near the tips. This drainage system allows water and sand to be drained automatically, without affecting the performance of the kite. This feature allows you to get back in the race quickly after a crash.

 

IKA registered

Take part in every official IKA – Formula Kite race event.  Flysurfer registered the SONIC RACE kite for every rider. This means that your FLYSURFER SONIC RACE is already approved for every IKA race and you DO NOT need to apply for an additional IKA plaque ID. This was changed for the 2017 racing season.

 

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WIND RANGE:

SONIC RACE 7 9 11 13 15 18 21
Hydrofoil (knots) 11-36 10-32 9-28 7-24 5-20 4-17 3-14

The Wind Range Chart is to be used as a point of reference. It is based on a rider who weighs around 75kg (165lbs.) Actual use will vary depending on your weight, skill level, board size and the wind conditions on the water or land. When choosing a kite size, always use common sense and always choose a smaller size if you are not sure, especially when using the kite on land.

 

Technical Data:

SONIC RACE 7 9 11 13 15 18 21
Color petrol / orange petrol / orange petrol / orange petrol / orange petrol / orange petrol / orange petrol / orange
Area (flat) 7.0 9.0 11.0 13.0 15.0 18.0 21.0
Area (projected) 5.9 7.6 9.3 11. 12.7 15.7 17.8
Aspect Ratio 7.45 7.60 7.75 7.75 7.75 7.75 7.75
Cells 65 65 65 65 65 65 65
Depth of the profile (cm) 113 127 138 151 162 178 192
Wing span flat (cm) 722 827 923 1004 1078 1180 1276
Recommended line length (m) 12 12 12 12 or 15 15 17 17
Weight = canopy + complete bridle + mixer (kg) 1.49 1.76 2.02 2.29 2.55 2.95 3.35
Recommended barsize 50 50 50 50 50 60 60

Flysurfer SONIC RACE - Foil Kite - ON SALE!

$2,648.00Price
Size
  • 1x SONIC RACE “kite-only”
    1x Sandbag
    1x Repair Kit (Spare parts)
    1x SONIC RACE Inner Bag
    1x SONIC RACE Gear Guide
    1x SONIC RACE Kite Bag

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