Psycho 3 2007
The PSYCHO 3 is a new generation Kite which combines the total depower characteristics of the PULSE and it is also designed to compete with classic C-shape tube kites which have been first choice for freestyle tricks so far.
The PSYCHO 3's awesome potential was proven again with Sebastian Bubmann being German Champion 2006 ! In winds of up to 40 knots he further showed that Flysurfers new designs are not just leading the pack in the lighter winds but are also first choice at the other end of the beaufort scale.
The new generation design features on the PSYCHO 3 focused on the power per m² , the turning speed and extreme depower.
For hooked and unhooked freestylers the PSYCHO 3 offers everything they need when it comes to turning speed and power. It doesn't matter if you try big airs, radical kite loops, wake style tricks or just want to enjoy wave riding – the PSYCHO 3 will amaze you with its extreme depower capabilities and the well balanced and precise bar forces. It is only you who sets the limit when learning new moves - true to the slogan “free your style”.
Just like the PULSE, the PSYCHO 3 is also built with our TOTAL DEPOWER SYSTEM ( TDS ) that is responsible for an enormous windrange!
The TDS consists of three components:
- 1. The FULL DEPOWER BAR ( FDB ) enables you to finally experience the most direct depower effect within reach of your arms! Furthermore the new FDB completely avoids the use of any pulleys to counter high bar forces!
- 2. The MAX DEPOWER LINE SYSTEM ( MDPL ) increases the amount of projected surface area and results in noticeably more power per m² than ever encountered on any "C" or bow-kite concept on the current market.
Ultimately, the MDPL does no longer limit the depower effect with the line system or the U-shape of the kite but the kite can be fully opened in the powerzone or at the edge of the windwindow. A dangerous inversion (luffing) of the kite or for the kite to turn inside out whilst fully depowered is almost impossible on the PSYCHO 3 when compared to classic bow-kite concepts. In addition, the depower effect of FLYSURFER kites is not only increased by adjusting the angle of attack (AOA) but also by actively changing the shape of the airfoil during flight.
- 3. With the FULL DEPOWER SAFETYLINE ( FDS ) we have been able to integrate an additional system for your safety. When using this system it is possible to fly the PULSE with an 5 th line, enabling you to react to drastically changing weather conditions and to stay in complete control. In an emergency situation, just deploy the FDS and set the kite to almost zero power whilst maintaining the possibility to relaunch the kite.
In addition the PSYCHO 3 is equipped with a further developed SOFT STEERING SETUP /HARD STEERING SETUP option ( SSS / HSS ) just like its small brother the PULSE is. You can adjust the kite's bar forces in steps from a soft to a hard setup according to your personal preference. Extreme depower with high bar forces or massive reach is now a thing of the past!
Compared to the PULSE the PSYCHO 3 sets standards in terms of turning speed. With its 31 cells it also outperforms the PULSE what power is concerned – perfect for wakestyle tricks. The depower effect of the PSYCHO 3 sets in very linear and rises on its top end, i.e. an on/off feeling is hardly noticeable. If you ever manage to drop the kite, the relaunch poses no problem provided that you use the right technique, however the relaunch of the PULSE is somewhat easier.
Thanks to the proven efficiency of the massive depower in combination with the FDS and SSL the safety options on the PSYCHO 3 are outstanding.
The PSYCHO 3 truly deserves its name and is a worthy successor of his predecessors, the PSYCHO and PSYCHO². However, the PSYCHO 3 probably only reveals its true potential to advanced riders. Those of you who want a kite more easy to use should stick to the PULSE instead.
Finally, traditional FLYSURFER features such as reverse relaunch, No Pump , variable flying lines, JET-FLAPS and FREE-REPAIR are standard on the PSYCHO 3.