Sonic Race VMG foil kite

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Sonic Race VMG foil kite

The FLYSURFER Kiteboarding R & D Team raised the bar once again! With a complete revision of the wing profile and adapted aspect ratios, we further improved the aerodynamic efficiency and above all the control of the beloved SONIC RACE. The more rigid construction of the performance-tuned SONIC Race VMG shows its strength in all conditions including extreme high & low-winds. Supported by a 3-level Bridle Design (A, B, Z) riders have a clear advantage over the competition - the drastic reduction of bridle lines reduces air resistance (Drag) by an unbelievable 15%! This allows the athlete to ride with maximum top speeds and with the best possible angles over the entire racecourse. Looking inside of the VMG, minimalism is emphasized, fewer attachment points of the balance bridle lines are perfectly supported by a special mix of materials only in high-stress areas. This ultra-light wing has an unparalleled light-wind performance. The SONIC Race VMG makes it clear that we have made no compromises to produce a truly unique race winning closed-cell foil kite, ambitious products make for outstanding achievements!

HIGHLGHTS AT A GLANCE

  • 3-LEVEL BRIDLE DESIGN (A, B, Z)
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSTRUCTION
  • OPEN CLASS RACING


X-LIGHT FABRIC At FLYSURFER Kiteboarding, we made weight reduction one of the important development goals for the SONIC Race VMG. 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 VMG - 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 15% (compared to SONIC RACE). 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 VMG cuts cleanly through the air.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONSTRUCTION The SONIC Race VMG is imbued with our 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.

MODERN COMPETITION TECHNOLOGY Our FLYSURFER Kiteboarding athletes worked hard with the R&D race specialist Benni Bölli on the fine tuning of the kites. The sleek SONIC Race VMG is designed to use the shortest flying lines (from 12-17m, depending on the size), to allow for the fastest manoeuvres and kiting at the lowest angles. The highlight is the mixer, which can be adjusted by means of a new splice system. Thanks to new development insights, the mixer is now even simpler in the SONIC Race VMG. Only one splice can be used to adjust the entire B level.

OPEN CLASS RACING Take part in all „Open Class“ kite races. We have designed the SONIC Race VMG for all competitive riders who always want the fastest material. Your FLYSURFER SONIC Race VMG can be used for every race of the HydroFoil Pro Tour, the Kitefoil Gold Cup, Kitebuggy Championships, Snowkiting Championships and all national racing classes. For the Formula Kite class, our SONIC RACE is the registered series production kite.

AUTOMATIC DRAINAGE SYSTEM Our proven 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.

THE MIXER - A FLYSURFER ADDED VALUE The Mixer is the central tool to enable a foilkite to depower. The individual bridle levels of the kite are controlled with different ratios and thus influence the angle of attack and the curvature of the profile of the wing. In addition, the Mixer is adjustable to compensate for changes in length of the lines and thus ensure long-term use of the kite. Without adjustment, the product loses performance, the added value is the performance over years, the mixer can be conveyed to the end customer. The right approach must be learned, this know-how can be used as a sales partner for maintaining service to the customers product and earn loyalty/goodwill.

PMA - THE PROFILE MOMENT ADJUSTER The Profile Moment Adjuster (PMA) is a trim option in the interior of our foilkites. The PMA‘s can be used to increase stability or to slow down the kite‘s turning behaviour. This adjustment option is deliberately hidden, it is not a tool for the end-customer to play with, it is there for the sales partner to offer additional trim service when needed. We firmly believe that the individualization of the product will be the future and should be sold by our partners.

DIFFERENTIATION OF THE RACE PRODUCT LINES: The tuned version of the SONIC Race is in the starting blocks. FLYSURFER now offers our landkite & snowkite race athletes as well as the HydroFoil Race scene a non-IKA registered (“open class”) serial product in order to continue to establish ourselves on top of the podiums in international competitions. FLYSURFER will only produce the SONIC Race VMG upon order, for which a down payment is required, this is to ensure the availability of our main/core products.

SONIC RACE IKA Registered Production Kite - Technical Construction “frozen” by IKA Formula Kite rulebook till 2020 Competition kite for all FORMULA KITE class European & World Championships, World Sailing Show Events Current serial product and always available (in stock) in our warehouse

SONIC RACE VMG Allowed to be used at all National Events and International “open class” tours (HFPT, Kitefoil Goldcups, etc.) Build upon pre-order No pre-order discount possible

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