- light wind control/handling
- quick air inflation/launching
- bar feedback
- ease of use
- Topsail tensioning >> cleaner airflow
- Optimized wingtip shape >> larger area, generates more lift
- 45 ° cut at the drainage exit >> improves relaunch
- TX-Light fabric >> light, tear-resistant, diagonal-stiff, durable
- Extra Cross ports >> decreases weight, better inflation, and easier launching
- Reinforced bridle attachment points >> damage prevention
What is the difference between the X-Light cloth of the SOUL1 and the TX-Light cloth of the SOUL2?
The following attributes have changed: increased tear resistance, improved diagonal tensile strendth, triple Ripstop, soft and hard finish coatings, 33g / m². We use gray instead of white to prevent yellowing from UV rays. Seam separation when packing the kite is greatly reduced. The tensile strength makes the kite more compact / stiff in the air and improves the bar feedback and control precision.
Is the SOUL easier to launch?
The increased number of cross ports improves inflation and reduces weight. The kite gets its full shape faster and is therefore easier to control when launching. Furthermore, the air can evacuate faster through the deflation valve when packing. Rolling up takes less time and effort.
Does the SOUL sink as soon as it hits the water?
Water ingress is inevitable. We have made the SOUL as airtight and waterproof as possible to extend the time window for a water relaunch. Depending on use or skills, the SOUL can lie in the water for a very long time and then be relaunched. The relaunch is supported by our drainage system in the interior of the kite; Water flows to the trailing edge and exists via a 45 ° cut-off opening on the wingtip.
What is the mixer?
The mixer is a pulley system that modulates the bridle levels of a foil kite with different ratios. The Camber Trim System for adjusting the levels is located above the integrated pulleys. Below the pulleys are the front and back main lines connecting to the control bar’s flying lines.
What do I use the trim checker that comes with the kite for?
The included trim checker is a handle with a splice lock and attachment points for fixing the front and back main lines. It makes it easier to adjust the camber trim system and to use the bridle check tool. We recommend the help of a second person.
When do I start using the bridle check tool?
The bridle check tool is illustrated in the line plan and consists reference points marked in black for comparing bridle line lengths after use. To counteract the aging process, the SOUL can be serviced using the camber trim system on the mixer. We recommend the first check after 10 hours. The kite should then be checked after you feel a difference in performance or stability. We recommend the help of a specialist.
My SOUL back stalls, what can I do?
The trim procedure always starts with the bar setup check. All four flying lines must have equal length or need to be brought to the same level when the control bar is sheeted in. After a successful bar setup check, the C and B levels of the SOUL can be lengthened with the Camber Trim System.
My SOUL tends to front stall, what can I do?
The trim procedure always starts with the bar setup check. All four flying lines must have equal length or need to be brought to the same level when the control bar is sheeted in. After a successful bar setup check, the C and B levels of the SOUL can be tightened with the Camber Trim System.
Has the SOUL been upgraded for use on land / snow?
The TX-Light cloth and the reinforced bridle attachment points – A1, B1, C1, Z1, Z2 help prevent damage. Risk of serious damage to the product when using the quick release or when a brake line gets caught is significantly reduced.
Will you add sizes 9 and 7 to the line-up?
Sizes 9 & 7 are not part of the current and future SOUL2 line-up.