Freeride, Big Air
The SPEED5 combines striking design with maximum functionality. As an excellent all-rounder, this kite delivers by fast and direct turning, intoxicating hangtime and outstanding performance. Unique versatility that inspires in every kite discipline and all skill levels.
|TECHNOLOGY||Closed Cell Foil Kite|
|SIZES||6 / 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 21|
// NEW TECHNICAL DESIGN
// UNMATCHED RANGE OF USE
// AGILE TURNING
"Create your own story and encounter a new dimension of excitement."
DLX+ kite cloth offers increased strength of the base fabric and a new coating for reduced porosity. It is also tear-resistant and retains its material properties for longer. It is available in six fresh, eye catching colors.
The new internal construction raises the quality of FLYSURFER foil kites to a new level. Double-stitched seams and extra taped ribs and straps provide even more stability.
Rigid Foil Technology
The Rigid Foil Technology is used to reduce wrinkles on the leading edge. This results in reduced aerodynamic drag and enhanced kite stability. As a result, the kite translates every gust of wind into propulsion without deforming the canopy. Overall, the Rigid Foils increases the kite’s stiffness and makes it more dynamic.
Double Cordwise Ballooning
Double Cordwise Ballooning is minimizing the creasing of the cells on the kite to an absolute minimum. With exactly calculated arc-shaped panel cuts, double-stitched and glued seams a perfectly smooth, high performance airfoil is created. This optimizes the aerodynamics, especially the glide ratio and the low end.
Triple Depower Technology
There are 3 ways the kite achieves its maximum depower: Reducing the angle of attack, profile change and reducing the projected area. This leads to a huge wind range and ideal handling.
Automatic Drainage System
The proven drainage system integrated in the whole trailing edge of the kite, with finally openings near the tips, about the size of a hand. They allow water and sand to be drained automatically, without influencing the performance of the kite.
Quality of Workmanship and Durability
With this product we remain true to the FLYSURFER philosophy to make our products durable. Each cloth, each line and each component has been tested extensively, we always go for quality and functionality over price.
LIROS Dyneema Lines
FLYSURFER trusts in the lines of LIROS that are produced in Germany with a high quality standard. Thanks to their strong Dyneema core fibers, a reduced line diameter is possible while maintaining equal breaking strength.
SPEED5 … explore new dimensions!
FLYSURFER focused during the development of the new SPEED-line on functionality and product value. This amazing allrounder is known for its great fun-factor in light wind and intoxicating hang-time. The new generation is faithful to its strengths and also convinces by its high stability throughout the windrange, light steering and easy relaunch. The optimized turning as well as the large depower make the SPEED5 very well controlled and therefore very safe, which also underlines its enormous wide range of use. The sophisticated newly engineered design in combination with the robust DLX+ kite cloth a very harmonious bar feedback has been created that appeals to both beginners and professionals. On top of that, the reduced aerodynamic drag due to the Rigid Foil technology and the Double Cordwise Ballooning helped to further increase the lift of the kite. Rounding off the unbeatable overall package with FLYSURFER’s typical, small pack size and a fresh design for the sportiest SPEED ever – creating new dimensions.
Total package consists of:
1x SPEED5 Kite “kite-only”
1x Repair Kit (depower line and further spare parts)
1x SPEED5 Gear Guide
1x SPEED5 Kite Bag
|Depth of the profile (cm)||113||139||160||179||196||212|
|Flat Wing Span (cm)||608||744||860||961||1053||1137|
|Weight = canopy + complete bridle + mixer (kg)||1.62||2.22||2.74||3.00||3.46||3.94|
|Zenit Parking (knots)||6+||6+||6+||6+||6+||6+|
|Land / Hydrofoil (knots)||13-33||10-25||9-21||7-18||6-16||6-15|
|Speed5 15.0||EN||Watermania1000 @ Youtube.com||01/2017|
|Speed5 15.0||EN||Haiku @ Kiteforum.com||01/2017|
|Speed5 21.0||DE||Kite & Friends Magazine||12/2016|
|Speed5 21.0||RU||Vladimir Gavrilenko @ Youtube.com||09/2016|
|Speed5 6.0, 9.0 & 12.0||ES||Kiteproki||09/2016|
|Speed5 21.0||RU||Kate M. @ Youtube.com||08/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||RU||Vladimir Gravilenko @ Youtube.com||08/2016|
|Speed5 15.0||DE||wolfiösi @ oase.com||08/2016|
|Speed5 18.0 & 21.0||EN||Gleiten.TV||08/2016|
|Speed5 18.0 & 21.0||DE||Gleiten.TV||08/2016|
|Speed5 15.0 & 18.0||FR||Lozair.com||08/2016|
|Speed5 21.0||EN||Sedluk @ Kiteforum.com||08/2016|
|Speed5 15.0||EN||Sebastian – Wind Riders||07/2016|
|Speed5 18.0||EN||Gemini6kl @ Powerkiteforum.com||07/2016|
|Speed5 18.0||EN||watermania1000 @ Youtube.com||07/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||EN||Joel @ Extremekites.com.au||06/2016|
|Speed5 15.0||DE||Sascha Brandt - Kitejunkie.com||06/2016|
|Speed5||DE||Kite & Friends Magazin||06/2016|
|Speed5 15.0, 18.0 & 21.0||NL||Versusshop.nl||06/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||FR||Side-Shore Blog||06/2016|
|Speed5 vs. SONIC-FR 18.0||DE||Deichheld @ oase.com||05/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||DE||Kitelife #51||05/2016|
|Speed5 15.0 & 18.0||DE||Peter Goldbach @ boardway.org||05/2016|
|Speed5 15.0 & 18.0||DE||Baltickitecenter.com||05/2016|
|Speed5 15.0 & 18.0||DE||Kitejunkie.com||05/2016|
|Speed5 9.0 & 12.0||DE||Kite & Friends Magazine||05/2016|
|Speed5 9.0||EN||Stefarius @ Kitefinder.com||04/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||DE||Carsten @ Ewigkite.de||04/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||--||Pospa Kiteboarding||03/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||EN||Vojta @ Kiteboarding1.eu||03/2016|
|Speed5 9.0||DE||endorphin @ oase.com||02/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||DE||Deichheld @ oase.com||02/2016|
|Speed5 9.0||EN||Ronny Høyvang||02/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||FI||Plajunen @ Relaa.com||02/2016|
|Speed5||DE||Sven Schade @ Baltic Kite Center||02/2016|
|Speed5||NL||Eddy Lansink (versusshop.nl)||02/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||EN||Jamesperth @ Seabreeze.com.au||02/2016|
|Speed5 12.0||EN||Haiku @ Kiteforum.com||02/2016|
|Speed5||RU||Deanisii @ Extreme.by||02/2016|
|Speed5||DE||Peter Goldbach @ boardway.org||01/2016|
Why should I check the lengths of the flying lines on second-hand bars before use?
If you are using the new FLYSURFER Infinity 3.0 Bar: Then this paragraph does not apply for you, because all of our new bars are delivered with optimally-trimmed flying lines!
If you are using a second-hand Bar: Then we recommend that you check the lengths of the flying lines so that your new SPEED5 Kite is flying perfectly! Open the adjuster completely and fix the bar stick – the trim is perfect if the lines all have the same lengths when under tension. If this is not the case, you have a few solutions:
Case 1: Steering lines are too short & leader line adjustment is available below the floaters: Extend the steering leader lines until they are 5 to 10 cm below the floaters.
Case 2: Steering lines are too short & no leader line adjustment is available below the floaters: Shorten the depower leader line (black line above adjuster).
Case 3: Steering lines are too long: Loop the steering lines multiple times. This is also helpful to perfect the left-right symmetry – the depower leader line can be used for additional fine tuning.
Why does the SPEED5 have no Jet-Flaps?
With the development of the SONIC-FR we gained lots of new experience and technologies which we still use today (for example improved software, cordwise ballooning, sewing techniques, etc.). These developments provide the same advantages of Jet-Flaps and render them unnecessary. Because of this, we are able to optimize the construction of the kite and streamline the production process.
Why don´t you use Lotus cloth for SPEED5?
How long will the SPEED4 LOTUS continue to be offered?
Why was the SPEED5 released in stages?
What is the difference between the SPEED5 and the SPEED4 LOTUS?
SPEED5 -> tighter turning radius + medium steering force + low bar pressure = predictable turning, much better while your kite is depowered (user friendly), this helps a lot in higher winds or while wave riding.
LOTUS -> AR 5.8 / thicker profile / less weight / more grunt = The Lotus likes to be “parked” while riding on your board. This comes from the lower AR; the kite has more lateral force (pulls you leewards).
SPEED5 -> AR 6.15 / 5% thinner profile / more glide ratio = The SPEED5 has less lateral force and stays more at the edge of the wind window, and therefore offers better upwind performance. Both kites are super easy to ride in light winds, but the SPEED5 shines in higher winds where it offers better control. If you have to decide which kite is better for you, then ask yourself if you’re an active rider (SPEED5) or a more relaxed, casual one (LOTUS).