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Flexifoil Proton 7m 2012
This kite is in great condition, with 2 very small preventative repairs on LE Scuffs and some pinhole patches as pictured that do not affect the kites performance. The struts have no damage and the kite has lots of life in it.
It can be flown on any of the 4 line bars we have for sale.
The Flexifoil Proton is the kite for all levels of rider. It has a fast turn, snappy handling, and great boost. The all-round package gets you on the water with minimum fuss. Designed to be comfortable and fun to ride – whatever the weather conditions.
The Flexifoil Proton offers the easy re-launch, predictable flight, stability and quick turns that the rider needs to master the waves, or simply cruise across the flats with confidence.
Flexifoil has refined an already successful kite to an even greater level. This year youll see overall weight reductions and trailing edge modifications creating a smoother, more predictable flight, whilst bridle and wing-tip alterations increase relaunch-ability and turn speed.
The Flexifoil Proton mid-aspect ratio design coupled with swept back wingtips delivers rock-solid stability, huge depower and predictable, responsive handling.
The end result is that the overall stability and useable wind range has been improved through detailed refinement of the aerodynamic elements of the Flexifoil Proton. Whether you are just starting out, freeriding, freestyle or wave riding – the Flexifoil Proton will never hold you back!
The Flexifoil Proton are be available in 5m, 7m, 9m and 12m sizes and in one colour per size. The Flexifoil Proton kite can be flown in the standard 4-line mode and a 5th Line can be added as an extra safety feature if required.
Simplicity of setup
The Flexifoil Proton is an excellent all-rounder straight out of the bag, with no tuning required. Colour-coded lines and attachment points make the process of attaching your kite to the control bar very straight forward.
The Single-Point Inflation System provides you with a quick and hassle free inflation of your kite even on the most windswept beaches.
Ease of use
The Flexifoil Proton has excellent stability, is well behaved and very predictable. It will never drop out of the sky unexpectedly and is intuitive to fly under control throughout its wind range.
Boost with Smooth Predictable Float
The powerful profile together with moderate aspect ratio plan-form, provides a well balanced bar pressure which makes the kite forgiving and easy to feel getting jumps dialled is simple. Within its normal wind range sending the kite results in big jumps with outstanding float.
Rock Solid and Stable
The front loaded aerofoil keeps the power in the front of the kite. In gusty conditions, its nose drives forward keeping the kite in the sky – this makes the Proton very forgiving for beginners, and a confidence booster when flying in challenging conditions.
Direct and Fast Turning
The hybrid design delivers a progressive, predictable feel throughout the whole turn. The feedback you get though the bar enables you to know exactly what the kite is doing at all times, so you can concentrate on riding.
Freestyle, Freeride or Wave Riding
The kite works great for freestyle tricks due to its solid power. It has great depower and snappy turning making the kite great in the waves. It also has numerous safety options available for the beginner and intermediate rider.
The Flexifoil Proton delivers a great ride whether youre into freestyle, freeride or wave-riding.
Simplicity through design
Flexifoil kites have always kept bridling to a minimum for simplicity and to maximise the direct -feel feedback through the bar. The bridle is so well balanced, the 2 quality, Riley pulleys actually hardly need to move so you will not experience problems with wear.
Setup Options, 20m or 22.5m / 4-line or 5-line
The standard setup for the Proton is 4-Line mode with 20m+2.5m Lines. Removing the 2.5m Line Extensions gives you an even snappier kite that some riders prefer for waveriding.
The kite is configured so it can also be flown with a 5th line. When you are using the 5th line option, novices will be able to relaunch the kite with ease and have added confidence which the 5-line safety system offers.
The leading edge tube is made from Dimension Polyant 175gm Dacron. This is the most expensive Dacron on the market. Testing has shown it is more stable (lowest bias deformation), most durable (the resin keeps the fibres bonded together longer), and the yarns have highest breaking strength.
By using this fabric it produces the most accurate Leading edge when compared to the designed shape. This helps keep the kites performance over its life time. Crashing in the water with inferior Dacrons can lead to stretching of the fibres and deforming kites.