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Speed3 FDS

Postby bogocom » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:24 pm

I have a Speed2 and with everything I have heard about the Speed3 I am thinking of upgrading except one concern. Why does the Speed3 not have option for FDS? Personally i really like the comfort with my Speed2 of knowing that if the wind comes up suddenly or something gets hairy i can go to the 5th line. Does anyone know if a 5th can be safely be put on the Speed3?

Would appreciate any feedback - want to experience the superior stability and depower of the speed3, but holding off trying to figure out this issue.

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Re: Speed3 FDS

Postby gmb13 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:25 pm

Yes.

The Speed3 has extra Bridle points just in case you want to attach the FDS.

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Re: Speed3 FDS

Postby bogocom » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:15 pm

does flysurfer offer the FDS option on the speed3 or only the bridle points - i could not find any mention of it on their site?

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Re: Speed3 FDS

Postby gmb13 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:21 pm

The Bridle Points for the FDS are standard on the Speed 3 Kites.

The FDS bridle for the Kites need to made up yourself, or ordered thru your dealer.

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Re: Speed3 FDS

Postby papasmerf » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:00 pm

I got my speed 3 12m last fall, it's green.

this could be embarressing but i rolled it out the other day and just casually looked for the 5th line bridle attachement points and didn't see any. are you sure that they are on every speed 3?

also, I also thought that a FDS would be better to have but was told that a do it yourself 5th line would void the warrenty. can someone from flysurfer confirm both these issues (attachment points and warrenty)

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Re: Speed3 FDS

Postby kiteguy23 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:17 pm

fds is 1 extra line right, which could cause more tangling?

I was considering doing this to my speed 3 also, but I don't want a extra line, I laready ahve bridle tangles hahah.

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Re: Speed3 FDS

Postby bogocom » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:14 pm

does anyone know the part number for the FDS upgrade kit for the speed3.

Also - has anyone out there put a 5th on their Speed3 and can comment on how it functions (differences from the speed2 - FDS)?

Thanks

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Re: Speed3 FDS

Postby gmb13 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:17 pm

papasmerf wrote:I got my speed 3 12m last fall, it's green.

this could be embarressing but i rolled it out the other day and just casually looked for the 5th line bridle attachement points and didn't see any. are you sure that they are on every speed 3?

also, I also thought that a FDS would be better to have but was told that a do it yourself 5th line would void the warrenty. can someone from flysurfer confirm both these issues (attachment points and warrenty)


Hi,

Check the Middle of your Kite. There is an unused Bridle point. This is part of where you would attach the FDS Bridle

Anything you build by yourself and put on the kite, will void the Warranty.
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Re: Speed3 FDS

Postby FredBGG » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:11 pm

I think Flysurfer should offer an FDS 5th line option for the Speed 3.

The current depower system is already almost as long as the 5th line.

The best thing about the 5th line is that it is a fully redundant system.
It is completely passive untill you use it.

The Speed 3 is a marvelous kite and the 5th line on the flysurfers is also a marvelous system.
Both belong together.

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Re: Speed3 FDS

Postby FredBGG » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:13 pm

bogocom wrote:does anyone know the part number for the FDS upgrade kit for the speed3.

Also - has anyone out there put a 5th on their Speed3 and can comment on how it functions (differences from the speed2 - FDS)?

Thanks


I have not put one on, but looking at the Speed 2 and Speed 3 I don't see any significant difference as far as 5th line mounting.


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