After a successful factory inspection, the VMG is approved by the IKA Technical Committee as registered series production equipment for the IKA Formula Kite Class, first possible delivery mid of July 2020
The VMG: revolutionary, highly efficient, extremely fast. The FLYSURFER technology showcase is a masterpiece of German engineering specially developed for the Olympic hydrofoil kite racing sports. Tested in competition, untouchable on the racetrack, easy to maintain. Increase your performance and leave your competition behind!
|TECHNOLOGY||Closed-Cell Foil Kite|
|SIZES||8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 13 / 15 / 18 / 21 / 23|
// 2-LEVEL DESIGN (A, B)
// RIGID AIRFOIL
// SPEED MODE
"This kite is a complete game-changer. It is the epitome of highest performance which makes it my weapon of choice. The VMG is extremely reliable and makes me confident in all conditions."
Daniela Moroz, 4x Kite Racing World Champion
Two-Level Bridle Design (A, B)
The first competition kite with a two-level bridle design in the history of kite sports. The low-stretch Edelrid Kevlar-bridle reduces drag to an absolute minimum and activates the VMG’s incredible upwind performance. The innovative kite changes its angle of attack in a highly efficient manner in contrast to the conventional change of the profile camber over the Z level. The net result: the best angle as well as maximum speed on the racetrack.
The two-level bridle design requires a particularly rigid internal construction to perfectly support the reduced bridles. The profile of the VMG is additionally reinforced with fiberglass rods integrated into the internal rib construction. The rods are protected at the ends and can be replaced. The VMG hardly deforms, the flow is clean and it has a high level of stability in the air, which constantly inspires confidence to push the limit.
Smooth Leading Edge Technology
The VMG gets a special material mix: Inelastic Skytex32 on the leading edge, proven X-Light top and bottom sail as the best combination of weight and robustness and to support the inner structure, TX-Light hard finish rib material. The use of these high quality materials enables a very rigid wing and particularly low deformation from the center to the wing tips. The bridle lines therefore change very homogeneously, which has a positive effect on the stretching and shrinking of the construction, and the maintenance time is significantly reduced.
The VMG is controlled by a one pulley on each wing side and has no mixer, the feeling this gives is unique. The holding forces increase continuously with the force development of the kite, which enables defined and precise feedback at the bar, as if you had the entire surface of the kite in your hand. The profile only changes its angle of attack and gives you access to an enormous wind range, the ratio of power to depower is phenomenal.
VMG … born on the racecourse
The VMG is a revolutionary concept in hydrofoil racing that is the pinnacle of 5 years of development in high-performance closed-cell foil kites. It is created to put cutting-edge technology in the hands of world-class athletes, who are striving for the Olympic gold medal. The mission was to create a fast and easier to ride wing that inspires the next generation of kiters or sailors.
FLYSURFER’s R&D mastermind Benedikt Boelli gathered our top racers to mark a huge step forward in the evolution of kite-design to develop the world’s first two bridle level (A,B) race kite. The VMG changes its angle of attack in a highly effective manner in contrast to the conventional change of the profile camber without the help of an additional Z-level. The entire wing has been extensively modified with redefined profiles, optimized aspect ratio, lightweight materials, and the fiberglass rod-reinforced upper sail construction to gain the highest amount of rigidity to enable an insane reduction of total bridle lines. We added different sizes and fine-tuned every kite’s aspect ratio, cell count and adjusted their attributes to the weather conditions requirements, to ultimately build the fastest kite on the racetrack.
Upon unpacking the VMG, it shines with straightforward simplicity and a unique bridle system that distinguishes it from all our foil-kite products. The complexity of use over time with high-performance wings is one of the biggest challenges of kite-racing: Only the athletes who are good at maintaining their equipment remain competitive. We strongly focused on a drastic reduction of trim sensitivity. The VMG is in a league of its own with how linearly the twisting is distributed from its center to its wingtips when steering. Less time trimming and learning how to trim means more time on the water.
FLYSURFER wants to especially thank Theo de Ramecourt, Nico Landauer and Florian Gruber for spearheading the development of the VMG, a kite born on the racetrack.
Total package includes:
1x VMG Kite-only
1x VMG Kitebag
1x Fiberglass Rod Set for half of the wingspan
1x Repair Kit
1x Kite Safety Guide
|Color||lime/ dove||lime/ dove||lime/ dove||lime/ dove||lime/ dove||lime/ dove||lime/ dove||lime/ dove||lime/ dove|
|Area (projected) m2||6.80||7.65||8.50||9.35||11.05||12.75||15.30||17.85||19.55|
|Wing span flat (cm)||715||761||805||848||925||1009||1122||1221||1286|
|Weight = canopy + complete bridle + mixer (kg)||1.84||2.00||2.14||2.30||2.6||2.76||3.18||3.58||3.86|
|Recommended line length (m)||12||12||12||12||12||12||12||12||12|
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.