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9m Flysurfer Soul PMA Mod for better Performance

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Created by SaveTheWhales A week ago, 24 Jun 2020
SaveTheWhales
WA, 1774 posts
24 Jun 2020 8:44PM
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Ok - Ive had the 9m Soul for a little while and although its good, I felt that it sat a little further back in the window and would be better if it flew forwarde more like the 8m does.
So I finally got round to adjusting the PMA knots on the Internal bottom side of the kite.
You can put your hand in the closest air intake - then do a u turn at the end and slide it back a bit until you find the hole that goes all the way to the wingtip and pull it through. I moved the larks head loop to the next knot about a 1cm at the 8 various points.
Got to 54 mins 50 secs in the video, he shows you how and where to find them...



First Test
8 - 15 knots on a foil.
still very stable and and just sits above you, no overfly, sits forward more in the window.
The bar input is slightly more sensitive and a bit more depower is needed.

Second Test:
15 - 25 knots On a Twin Tip.
Still very stable and if anything, behaved better than the standard setting. No problems with gusts, although it was only a 10 knot difference.. Much better for jumping higher as it climbs more vertically, the gusts just give you an extra Elevator lift very easily and as I thought, the Heli loops are better. From the back of the window you can fly it fast up to 12 and it will just stop there and wait for you, no folding twisting or collapsing. not that it did any of those things anyway..
Not sure why they didn't just release it like that Standard.. Perhaps for those areas with huge gust differences.
I did manage to mess up a few landings putting the kite in the water - damn I love the Souls relaunch !
I thought the kite was good before but now im like farq yeah bring it on.

Thanks Flysurfer design team - Im very impressed to have an extra tuning Option :)

Gilly3
QLD, 751 posts
25 Jun 2020 7:03AM
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Hey Clayton, what line length were u using?

Have u tried different line lengths?

I flew a 10m on 15m lines....was freakin awesome!!

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1774 posts
25 Jun 2020 5:45AM
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Im using 18m lines and 60cm bar - that lets me keep flying at the bottom of the wind range on the foil and fast enough turning for TT jump fun, rather than the regular slow foil kite turn & jump then backwards dangle plop into the water..
Have tried 24m 22m 20m & 15m - the 15 lines lines tend to put too much of a curve in the kite losing its projected area shape... I just change to my 8m Soul problem solved..

The 10m I always thought had enough bottom end that short lines would suit it well - good choice. I think if people were to demo on shorter lines - they would think differently about foil kites being too slow

Aspiremr
WA, 94 posts
25 Jun 2020 8:02PM
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SaveTheWhales said..
Ok - Ive had the 9m Soul for a little while and although its good, I felt that it sat a little further back in the window and would be better if it flew forwarde more like the 8m does.
So I finally got round to adjusting the PMA knots on the Internal bottom side of the kite.
You can put your hand in the closest air intake - then do a u turn at the end and slide it back a bit until you find the hole that goes all the way to the wingtip and pull it through. I moved the larks head loop to the next knot about a 1cm at the 8 various points.
Got to 54 mins 50 secs in the video, he shows you how and where to find them...



First Test
8 - 15 knots on a foil.
still very stable and and just sits above you, no overfly, sits forward more in the window.
The bar input is slightly more sensitive and a bit more depower is needed.

Second Test:
15 - 25 knots On a Twin Tip.
Still very stable and if anything, behaved better than the standard setting. No problems with gusts, although it was only a 10 knot difference.. Much better for jumping higher as it climbs more vertically, the gusts just give you an extra Elevator lift very easily and as I thought, the Heli loops are better. From the back of the window you can fly it fast up to 12 and it will just stop there and wait for you, no folding twisting or collapsing. not that it did any of those things anyway..
Not sure why they didn't just release it like that Standard.. Perhaps for those areas with huge gust differences.
I did manage to mess up a few landings putting the kite in the water - damn I love the Souls relaunch !
I thought the kite was good before but now im like farq yeah bring it on.

Thanks Flysurfer design team - Im very impressed to have an extra tuning Option :)


Too funny, seems like Amin told you why they didn't release it like that on KF. Looked good out there Thursday though. Nice.

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1774 posts
25 Jun 2020 8:28PM
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Im guessing hes thinking more along the lines of places that have huge 20 - 30 knot gust variation conditions, people throughout different parts of the world have often spoken of it - as being their normal conditions. A bit like us here in winter squalls getting thrown over the handle bars.. fair enough.

In general though, if someone doesn't know how to do the long & short mixer test adjustments - then tweaking it inst really going to make much difference with uneven rows of bridles.

Rock on the weekend with some fun weather rolling through and jump the doona's



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