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 Post subject: Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus released
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Flysurfer News:

The big Speed4′s are finally here and they are simply unique!


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The SPEED4 LOTUS is our flagship ram-air foilkite and the most performance orientated kite that we have ever had at Flysurfer. This product combines ultimate low-end performance with maximum upwind ability like no other, yet remains smooth and fast in turning behavior. The construction of the new Speed4 has been completely optimized and as an industry first we will be using a special cloth for these big Speed4 kites which has a so-called “Lotus-Effectʺ. This cloth has excellent water and stain resistance and is extremely airtight. The sum of all these benefits make the Speed4 LOTUS simply unique.

Sizes: 12.0/15.0/18.0/21.0m²

The delivery starts in January 2014!

Maximum Performance

The Speed4 Lotus is the most performance orientated kite that we have ever had at Flysurfer. The Speed product line has become a synonym for pure performance, ever since its introduction in 2001. A sleek and stretched out machine ensuring low-end performance, maximum upwind ability and airtime. The key to the sustained success of the Speed line was the continuous improvement of the overall performance – “power is nothing without control” could have been the slogan for the Speed3. Turning ability, handling, stability and depower have reached a very high level. With the Speed4 Lotus, we were able to gain another step in both “power” as well as “control”. The improved design and profiles in conjunction with the new Lotus cloth push the boundaries of low-end, upwind, lift and hangtime one more time.

The Best Materials

At Flysurfer we have always set high standards on quality and durability. With the Speed4 Lotus we bring this philosophy to the next level. The highlight is use of a completely new type of cloth material with a so-called lotus effect, an industry first in kiteboarding. This material is not only extremely airtight and has excellent water- and stain-resistance, it is so smooth that we can not even print on the kite. The Lotus cloth is a staggering 25 percent lighter than our already very light deluxe cloth! This weight reduction means: the kite is flying even earlier, can be packed-up smaller, is easier than ever before to get out of the water and the cloth remains airtight even after countless hours of flight time – maintaining the same performance as the day you bought it.. For the Speed4 Lotus we are also introducing thinner, low-resistance flying lines. The new lines are even stiffer but much thinner, while retaining the same breaking loads as before. The Speed4 Lotus will use the Frontline Safety as the default safety system, however a 5th line safety (FDS) will be offered as an optional accessory. To round the complete package off, the Speed4 Lotus will be offered with the 6 month Free Repair Warrantee as well!

Uniqueness

Flysurfer has always chosen its own unique way. Product cycles of two, three and sometimes even more years are normal for us. We follow an improvement-oriented approach to development, meaning we only release products when significant progress has been made. The Speed4 Lotus flies even earlier, is more stable in the sky, turns better and also jumps higher than its predecessor. Through the use of Lotus-cloth for the first time in a kite product, we were able to increase the longevity of the kite and the special material properties are simply amazing … You’ll feel it. The new 18.0m2 will be the desired size between 15.0m2 and 21.0m2 for many … we are convinced that the Speed4 Lotus will make your next kite session an unforgettable experience.

http://flysurfer.com/produkte/kites/speed4/

And now watch the Speed4 Lotus Actionvideo “just unique” from WOOProductions:



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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus released
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Very interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus released
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:06 pm 
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From the name, I thought it's a kite specifically for girls


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus released
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:41 pm 
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Hawaiis wrote:
From the name, I thought it's a kite specifically for girls


Definitely specifically for girls :)

HOT ONES!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus released
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:42 am 
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I wish I didn't have to exhume by dead grandmother, steal her diamond rings and sell them to fund buying one.

Dang they are expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus released
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:40 am 
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2 Questions:

Question 1: You guys say that the Speed 4 Lotus jumps higher than Speed 3.

Speed 4 Lotus 12m jump higher than Speed3 12m, are you certain? I.E, if I were to buy one and try it for 5-10 sessions, ill be able to jump higher than Speed3 guaranteed???

Not saying that is impossible, just impressive if you are certain of that.

Question 2: Will the Speed4 Lotus have a more similar feel to the Speed3 than the Speed4 "regular" 8m and 10m has?

When buying/trying the Speed 4 10m, I was a little disappointed about its difference compare to Speed3 (yes lots of improvements but decrease in hang time and jump height compare to Speed3). I felt that this kite should have been given another name than Speed4.

Thank you for any information Flysurfer.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus released
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:17 am 
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TeabagVic wrote:
2 Questions:

Question 1: You guys say that the Speed 4 Lotus jumps higher than Speed 3.

Speed 4 Lotus 12m jump higher than Speed3 12m, are you certain? I.E, if I were to buy one and try it for 5-10 sessions, ill be able to jump higher than Speed3 guaranteed???

Not saying that is impossible, just impressive if you are certain of that.

Question 2: Will the Speed4 Lotus have a more similar feel to the Speed3 than the Speed4 "regular" 8m and 10m has?

When buying/trying the Speed 4 10m, I was a little disappointed about its difference compare to Speed3 (yes lots of improvements but decrease in hang time and jump height compare to Speed3). I felt that this kite should have been given another name than Speed4.

Thank you for any information Flysurfer.


Its higher aspect. so its possible it will jump higher? lighter material means it will turn faster and therefor be able to jump higher?...

lets face it I'm just postering,

lets see what what the review say from average joe's when they get on them.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus released
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:06 pm 
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I see the jet-flaps have returned.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus released
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:45 am 
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Ya just got the price for a Lotus 12m $2500. Expensive for sure, but my last Speed 3 lasted forever, so good value I feel. Plus the bar has it all. Still think the 12m is a one kite quiver if under 105 KGs. Unless you are milking the low end then I would use an Edge 19. Looking forward to trying out the new Lotus.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus released
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:06 pm 
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TeabagVic wrote:
2 Questions:

Question 1: You guys say that the Speed 4 Lotus jumps higher than Speed 3.

Speed 4 Lotus 12m jump higher than Speed3 12m, are you certain? I.E, if I were to buy one and try it for 5-10 sessions, ill be able to jump higher than Speed3 guaranteed???

Not saying that is impossible, just impressive if you are certain of that.

Question 2: Will the Speed4 Lotus have a more similar feel to the Speed3 than the Speed4 "regular" 8m and 10m has?

When buying/trying the Speed 4 10m, I was a little disappointed about its difference compare to Speed3 (yes lots of improvements but decrease in hang time and jump height compare to Speed3). I felt that this kite should have been given another name than Speed4.

Thank you for any information Flysurfer.


I wouldn't say the Speed 4 10 mts has less hangtime that, for example the Speed 3 12 mts, apart that the difference of size will give the 12 mts more floaty jumps, but I'd rather say that the Speed 4 10 mts it needs a bit more wind that you may expect if what you want it is to jump high, as this jumps come when you are using this size from 24 to 30 kts. In spite of what some may say, the Speed 4 10 mts it is not a kite for less than 18 kts, unless you are 60 kgs weight.


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