Flysurfer Hybrid 5.5 (kite only)
Ny kite fra FS. Hybrid. Spesielt laget for foilkiting, men har også mange andre bruksområder. Super kite å ta med på tur, veier nesten like lite som Flysurfer Peak5. Men Hybrid'en er vannstartende, og funker også veldig bra for vanlig kitesurfing!
5.5 ankommer lager første uke av november!
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Hybrid Foil Kite
Beginner - Expert
Kiting has never been so easy! Choose to ride carefree, rely on a crash-resistant, ultralight kite, and progress with exceptional ease. The HYBRID is a playful foil kite perfect for ambitious foilers, sporty families, and determined trainers.
CONVENIENT FOR TRAVEL
TX-LIGHT HYBRID CONCEPT
The HYBRID is the ingenious fusion of two foil-kite constructions: It combines the depower and stability of a single skin with the water launch ability, control, and handling of a double skin. The sailcloths feature UV-resistant fabrics, airtight coatings, and hydrophobic properties to improve airflow when wet.
The performance tuner is a knot ladder integrated into the C-pulley line to modify the camber of the kite. Moving the Z-Main Line affects the bar forces and performance of the kite. Shortening increases low-end power and steering/holding forces. Lengthening does the opposite, decreasing maximum power, and steering/holding power.
FRONT LINE SAFETY SYSTEM
After the activation of the quick-release system, the kite’s power flags out on a single front line attached to the opposite side of its leading edge. When sorting the bridle lines, note that the cross-main line runs to the other side of the leading edge. This is required to ensure minimum pull of the HYBRID kite due to its low aspect ratio.
RANGE OF USE
The fun factor is always our top priority. The love for hydrofoiling makes this foil kite unique. We have tested the kite with 1200 cm² – 2000 cm² front wings in small waves and are convinced by its performance and drift. We’ve never had so much fun in conditions where you normally start struggling. The HYBRID gives you the confidence to grow beyond yourself.
THE KITE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Sports holiday with the whole family! Exercise is valuable for personal development and human health. We all know the challenges of traveling with heavy luggage. The minimal pack size and low weight of the HYBRID is the solution. In use, the kite allows young shredders to make progress intuitively and independently. Parents can then easily climb onto the hydrofoil and enjoy their session.
ENTRY INTO THE SPORT
We had one goal in mind: make the kite sport more accessible. Safety and ease of use are the key requirements for the HYBRID. After extensive long-term tests with our partners, we are convinced that we have revolutionized entry into the sport. The HYBRID is a must-have for every water sports station and makes kiting possible in places that we thought were not kiteable.
The HYBRID is forgiving and effortless to fly and easy to control. The single-skin area allows for the reduction of force peaks and lift, and prevents high-speed impacts. The kite drifts extremely well and has enormous stability in gusty, light, and strong winds. The great control and predictable flight characteristics make it the best high wind foil kite in our line-up.
The HYBRID enables a safe and playful approach to the sport. The low weight and the light bar forces allow children to fly the kite in the lower wind range without any effort. The low-lift concept and the immediate depower prevent beginners from being lifted away and inspires confidence in the kite. It’s a revolution for the youngest twintip shredders, a playful kite for hydrofoiling, and the game changer for trainers.
In classic FLYSURFER style, the HYBRID feels at home on any surface. Use it on water, land, and snow. Be the first one ready for a session anytime, anywhere.
TO THE BUYERS GUIDE
Scope of delivery
The wind range chart is to be used as a point of reference. It is based on a rider who weighs around 75kg (165lbs.) Actual use will vary depending on your weight, skill level, board size/type (twintip or hydrofoil) and wind conditions on water or land. When choosing a kite size, always use common sense and repeatedly choose a smaller size if you are not sure, especially when using the kite on land.
HYBRID a playful way of kiting
Oct 27, 2022 | Control Bars, Kites, Tech Talk
Welcome to the birth of a new class of kites, the compact kite. The vision of lightness, safety, intuitive steering, ease of turning, and control: smallest pack size, lightest weight for the ultimate drift, a product made by foilers for foilers, and a must-have for the entire family. Sounds too good to be true? We thought so too, until we held our latest development in our hands, the HYBRID.
We want to give you a few tips for using the compact kite and address the most frequently asked topics:
Which control bar can I use with the HYBRID?
The kite has a single front line safety system and can only be used with 4-line control bars. We recommend the FORCE Control and CONNECT Control Bars for use with the HYBRID. The INFINITY XX and RACE Control Bar are also compatible. When using other products, the minimum recommended release distance is 11 m. The HYBRID functions without any restrictions with all control bars that have a low or high V.
HYBRID x FORCE Control Bar
The length-adjustable depower throw, the low V, and the impact-protection winders (bar ends) of the FORCE Control Bar are perfect for training and riding waves. Steer frictionless and control the HYBRID kite particularly easy with this control bar. The FORCE Control Bar is also the first choice for our L.E.I. Kites and makes for an easy transition to BOOST, STOKE, or SOUL.
HYBRID x CONNECT Control Bar
The CONNECT Control Bar has 45 cm of depower throw, a high V. Shorten the flying lines from 21 m down to 14 m. The compact SIMPLE Quick Release gets the control bar closer to your body and keeps it within reach for people of short stature. Suitable for customers who want to switch from PEAK to HYBRID or prefer the low-budget lightweight option.
HYBRID x INFINITY XX Control Bar
We recommend SOUL and SONIC customers who prefer to ride on hydrofoils, the HYBRID as a supplement in strong winds. Riding in big swells or wind waves has never been so easy. Compared to the high-aspect close-cell foil kites, the HYBRID requires little attention, is reactive, and has power on demand. The INFINITY XX Control Bar is fully compatible with the HYBRID.
HYBRID x RACE Control Bar
Particularly suitable for riders who love short flying lines! We recommend the RACE Control Bar for experienced foilers who prefer a longer depower throw for complex maneuvers. The 55 cm wide control bar should only be used in combination with the HYBRID sizes 11.5 or 9.5.
Control Bar System
Flying Line Length
HYBRID 11.5, 9.5
FORCE Control Bar [M] [L]
INFINITY XX Control Bar [M] [L]
RACE Control Bar
CONNECT Control Bar
23 m - 17 m
HYBRID 7.5, 5.5
FORCE Control Bar [M]
INFINITY XX Control [M] [S]
RACE Control Bar
CONNECT Control Bar
21 m - 14 m
HYBRID 3.5, 2.5
FORCE Control Bar [S]
CONNECT Control Bar
17 m - 14 m
Which control bar do you recommend for my child?
The progressive depower of the HYBRID means that the kite becomes quickly powerless even with minimal movement of the control bar along the depower throw. Therefore, FORCE and CONNECT Control Bar systems are recommended for people of short stature.
What advantages does the HYBRID have over the PEAK?
The HYBRID is designed for water use. The closed leading edge makes the kite launchable off the water. Compared to the PEAK, it flies calmer and more predictably. The power spikes in the power zone are moderate, the HYBRID generates its power more gently. Steering is very intuitive; it stalls and pivots later than other foil kites. The performance is accessible and easy to control. Especially on deep downwind courses, the HYBRID sits stably in the sky and drifts without folding the wingtips.
You can use two efficient methods to relaunch the HYBRID. If the kite crashes at the edge of the wind window, pull both steering lines to turn the single-skin section of the kite into the wind. Let the kite wander toward the soft zone. Now you can release it from the surface using any steering line.
Pull both steering lines simultaneously to launch the kite in reverse. Use the floaters for this purpose. The kite launches backward from the water and flies up. Release the tension on one of the floaters until the leading edge points toward the sky. Fly the HYBRID to the edge of the wind window.
Is the HYBRID or PEAK lighter?
The HYBRID is only slightly heavier than the PEAK, although a 1:1 comparison is not possible due to the sizes. The total weights, including bridle lines and mixer, are almost equal.
PEAK 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13 weight kite only 0,52 kg, 0,68 kg, 0,82 kg, 0,88 kg, 0,96 kg, 1,32 kg, 1,50 kg
HYBRID 2.5, 3.5, 5.5, 7.5, 9.5, 11.5 weight kite only 0,42 kg, 0,52 kg, 0,74 kg, 0,94 kg, 1,12 kg, 1,40 kg
HYBRID total weight difference - 0,10 kg, 0,16 kg, 0,08 kg, 0,06 kg, 0,16 kg, 0,08 kg
What is the difference between the HYBRID and the SOUL?
Do you want to kite stress-free in all conditions and on any surface? Then the HYBRID is your choice. The kite on which you want to make your first kite experiences, hydrofoil in waves or progress on hard ground. It has advantages in handling, maintenance, and transport. A kite that builds your confidence. However, if you want to jump, then there is no way around high-performance foil kites such as SOUL or SONIC or our performance tube kites BOOST and STOKE.
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