It has been a long wait for the first official sign that a new Speed is coming and now it is finally here. We are pleased and proud to present to you the next step or rather, jump, in Flysurfer development: the Speed4 â€“ in sizes 8.0 and 10.0mÂ²!
First things first: The Speed4 in 8.0 and 10.0mÂ² are unbelievably versatile. Despite the enormous performance potential, the Speed4 is still suitable for beginners in the lower wind ranges but still a true air-time machine in the upper wind range.
The demand for other (bigger) sizes of the Speed4 is naturally justifiable. Still, it is not so simple to top an extraordinary product like the Speed3. So we still need some time â€“ and until then the Speed3 Colored Edition (CE) from 12.0mÂ² upwards remain within the Speed series. However, we are certain that 2013 will be the release year for the additional Speed4 sizes (12.0/15.0/18.0/21.0mÂ²).
Unequaled performance â€“ at your demand
Without exaggeration: The Speed4 is the best performing kite that we have ever built. Whether in low end, turningspeed, relaunch, jumping characteristics or depowerâ€¦ Almost everywhere we have been able to set new limits. Yet itâ€™s performance is more accessible than ever â€“ for every rider. It starts when you pull up the Speed4: The kite inflates incredibly fast and provides security from the first moment onwards. Whether fully powered up or fully depowered, a Speed4 stays stable in the sky. And thanks to the balanced handling not only your jumps are much easier, but also their landings.
In the air
There is so much that cannot be put into words, but instead has to be experienced. The Speed4 flying feeling is one of those things. More direct and faster turning performance, a glide ratio that you only experience with Speeds, the now extremely short depower throw, the lift, the controlâ€¦We needed six months just for the fine-tuning the Speed4 in order to reach this result: It just feels plain great to fly a Speed4.
Our vision is not only to improve our kites, but to further shape the sport of kiting. What has remained is a simple and effective system. Lowest possible weight, smallest pack dimensions, quickest setup and stow-away and enormous durability â€¦ The Speed4 is more effective, lighter and more compact than anything else we have ever built. We were even able to achieve a bridle that is almost one-third lighter and remove an entire bridle row. This not only makes kiting easier, but results in even better performance.
The Speed4 is a completely new development, based on a concept: A defined flex performance of the kite-profile. We achieved this with a new canopy construction and an extremely simplified bridle. Depowered, a reflexed trailing edge is formed with especially low lift and high stability. By pulling the bar down, the profiles bends and an enormous lift increase is created. This technology makes it possible to use a lighter construction with less drag, as well as creating highly effective depower and high stability while simultaneously maintaining short bar travel. The new construction is supplemented by a reinforcement of the leading edge for maximum flight stability in gusting winds and yet again-improved aerodynamics. The result is a kite that not only brings all the advantages of the Speed3 to the next level, but also steps up itâ€™s freestyle performance.
Next to established technologies and features of the past like â€“ Little Connection Lines, Automatic Water/Dirt Drainage System, Triple Depower, etc. â€“ we introduce the following technical features.
Rigid Foil Technology by Gin
Reinforcement of the front leading edge profile for increased performance and stability.
Smart Direct Airfoil
New flex-profile from extensive simulations for a shorter and more effective depower and quicker turning.
Just three main levels (A,B & Z) and new connection points have created a much simpler line system, which is lighter and has less drag.
Just one pulley per side makes for easiest trim tuning for everyone.
The control bar for these small Speeds is the current Infinity 2.0 Bar in 50cm. The Infinity 2.0 Bar impresses with the easy and safe 2.0 Quick Release and itâ€™s 100% untwisting function.
The new fabric colours of the Speed3 Coloured Edition not only impressed us, they impressed our customers as well. For that reason we will be sticking with these colors and color code system and will produce the Speed4 8.0mÂ² in sunny yellow and the Speed4 10.0mÂ² in cyanblue. The standard versions will remain red. Of course, the matching new Speed4 Bag is complimentary to round off the product range. The Deluxe Version with a classy gold logos and the standard version with a premium silver logos.
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All kites come in a rucksack completely ready to fly with bar and lines already attached.
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