Innovation has always been one of Flysurfer’s highest aspirations when it comes to product development. This self-set aim motivates the development team surrounding Andi Hanrieder every day to create new ideas. One of these truly innovative products is the new boardline, FlySplit. The all new FlySplit combines the opportunity to dissemble the board in the middle with the performance of a normal kiteboard. This is the crucial feature that wins extra space when traveling, whilst maintaining that the kiteboard performs just as well as a Radical or Flydoor.
// Save when traveling
Especially helpful in these times of ever increasing excess baggage fees, charged by airlines on route to your favorite kite destinations, the FlySplit gives you the opportunity to dissemble your kiteboard easily and quickly so that it fits into your travel-bag. This innovation ensures that you won’t ever have to wait the extra minutes -or hours- at the beginning and end of your journey with check in and collection of your sporting luggage. The benefits are not exclusive to air-travel, when reaching your kite spot in a smaller car, or even in a sports car, the FlySplit offers you great flexibility. You might also take the chance to give your friend a lift to the spot, something which would otherwise be near impossible.
// Precise manufacture of a high quality construction
To meet the high demands on this product, we’ve invested three years of intense testing and developing the FlySplit to create a kiteboard which is more than just a separable kiteboard. Thanks to our manufacturing in Europe we can guarantee that the FlySplits are produced with the best resources. By using only the best material, we achieve riding characteristics which combine both comfort and high performance. The splitting construction is impressively simple. The zigzag construction joins easily together and needs only to be fixed with a metal splint on both sides. In the centre and the edges of the board we use a full-wood-core to ensure great durability and dynamic performance. For the less stressed areas like the tips we use a light-foam-construction to save unnecessary weight. Due to this construction the FlySplits offers great performance but also a great deal of comfort in choppy and gusty conditions.
// One system – two sizes
The FlySplit M in size 134cm x 41cm is made for those riders who love the high performance of the Radical. With the FlySplit M you do not have to miss out on neither an extreme pop for hooked or unhooked jumps nor fantastic up-wind performance. The FlySplit L is available in 160cm x 44cm. Heavier riders and kiters who do not want to miss out in light winds will love this board. The FlySplit L has a centre fin on the heel-side to increase the maximum up-wind performance. The innovative FlySplit M and FlySplit L have very low board weights, coming in at 2.65 kilograms and 3.25 kilograms respectively. This makes traveling even more fun.
The FlySplits are great allrounders, which should not be left out on any travel, whether with plane, sports car or motorcycle. Due to the fantastic opportunity of splitting the boards in half, the FlySplits are a proper alternative to normal boards on the kitesurfing market. Thanks to a three year development phase, we can guarantee that the FlySplits perform like excellent kiteboards, but are still seperable. Thus there is no compromise on quality and performance.
// FlySplit Features
The Split-System makes the FlySplits to the first separable kiteboards that do not compromise in performance. It only takes a few seconds to easily and quickly assemble a FlySplit. Through the zigzag construction both board parts join and are fixed by two metal splints. From the car onto the water in only a in a twinkling . No more checking in sports luggage and paying extra fees when you travel. The FlySplit M fits in your normal travel bag (common bag size: 75x52x31cm). For the FlySplit „L“ please compare the pack size of the board with the internal dimensions of your suit case prior to your flight. With their low weight of 2.65kg and 3.25kg for the FlySplit M and FlySplit L respectively, the FlySplits belong to the lightest kiteboards on the market. No extra luggage and better riding characteristics guaranteed. All FlySplits have a hybrid core, aimed at achieving a maximum harmony of board weight, performance and durability. A foam core comes into use on the toe side in the longitudinal direction, providing a significant reduction in weight. On the side with more load, the heel side, a robust wood core is used, guaranteeing breaking stability and the dynamic recovery force of the board. The innovative assembly of a unidirectional woven layer lengthwise and an additional woven layer (torsion layer) at a 45-degree-angle achieves considerably higher torsion stiffness, which is reflected in increased jumping performance with nevertheless good comfort. All of our boards have a special high-quality UV and scratch-resistant coating, and thus offer a long product life. The graphic design is protected under the coating, so that it does not get damaged if the board is slightly scratched. The „Tucked-Under“ Edge has been cut off at a 45 degree-angle, as surfboards have been manufactured traditionally. This makes the board very controllable, even in choppy conditions and reduces spray. Wider insert positions make it easier to land. There are three different stance options possible - Small (50.4 cm), Normal (56.2 cm) and Wide (61.2 cm). The FlySplit L has a 8cm long centre-fin on the heel-side. The centre fin increases the upwind performance especially in lightwind. The asymmetrical rounder and shorter toe-side outline increases control when riding toe-side and provides increased maneuverability while carving. Thanks to our manufacturing process within Europe we can guarantee highest quality and the usage of only the best materials.
// FlySplit technical data
Model M 134 x 41 L 160 x 44 Length (cm) 134 160 Width (cm) 41 44 Weight (kg) 2.65 3.25 Extra weight compared to non-splitable board (kg) 0.25 0.25 Packing size (cm) 73x41x2 86x44x2.6 Core Material Wood-Airex composite core Wood-Airex composite core Fins 4x 5cm G10 4x 5cm G10 + 1x 8cm Centerfin Price incl 19% VAT 999,00 € 1099,00 € Recommended Boardbags: Concept X Divebag L Concept X Divebag XL
// The whole package consists of:
- 1x Flyboard FlySplit
- 2x Straps (incl. screws)
- 2x Pads
- 4x 5cm fins G10 (incl. screws)
- Only FlySplit L: 1x 8cm Centerfin G10 (incl. screws)
- 1x Grab-Handle (incl. screws)
- 1x Grabrail-Set
// FlySplit Test Reports
Link Language Author Date FlySplit M
[en] Video Impression Iksurfmag.com April 2014 FlySplit M [fr] Nicolas Plasse May 2014 FlySplit M [fr] KiteBoarder France Magazine May 2014 FlySplit M [en] Iksurfmag.com April 2014 FlySplit L [en] Logs – Foilzone.com February 2014 FlySplit M [nl] Versusshop.nl February 2014 FlySplit [de] boardway.org January 2014 FlySplit M [de] Kitelife Jahrbuch 2014 FlySplit M [de] Kitelife Ausgabe 05/2013 FlySplit M [de] Gleiten.tv October 2013 FlySplit L [de] Gleiten.tv October 2013