Flysurfer BOOST kite preview

Flysurfer BOOST kite preview

Update: The Flysurfer BOOST review is now available here.

This weekend we had the opportunity to take the wrappers off the new Flysurfer BOOST so here are a few first impressions before the full review. The wind was quite up and down so we choose to take the 11m out. The kite comes in a traditional Flysurfer zip bag and the bar was not attached to the kite like it was on the Cronix. Flysurfer are using the same large inflation / deflation valve as found on the Cronix so getting the kite up did not take long. The bridle on the BOOST is thinner than most inflatable kites on the market and there isn’t a lot of it either, thankfully. In the air the kite looks great, potentially taking inspiration on the colour scheme from another European brand. The colours and print are extremely vibrant and whilst riding the canopy is super super tight. When watching other kites on the water the BOOST definitely had the least / next to no flutter at all and looked the most stable through gusts. One thing that was really surprising the BOOST is, not just in a straight line but in the turns as well, the 11m could easily be mistaken for something much smaller. The new bar has been drastically improved upon the old one, the slimmer profile and new grip is much comfier to hold and feels much lighter in the hands.

For riders who weren’t 100% on the Cronix we would suggested giving Flysurfer another chance for the BOOST, its a completely different animal and we can’t wait to spend more time on it. Stay tuned for a full review once we get some more time on the Flysurfer BOOST across all the sizes in the range, hopefully with some blue sky as well.

Get high on the new Flysurfer BOOST kite

Get high on the new Flysurfer BOOST kite

Update: The Flysurfer BOOST review is now available here.

Just announced: The Flysurfer BOOST, an exciting new leading edge inflatable kite designed for speed freaks and big air enthusiasts. The new BOOST will arrive in sizes ranging from 7m through to 18m and is IKA registered for the race circuit. The BOOST will be shipping with the Infinity 3.0 bar and features low-drag flying lines to maximise efficiency. To give the BOOST the ultimate edge over other larger inflatables Flysurfer are releasing the 15m and 18m in a special light wind variant with reduced weight. We have spent limited time on this new kite but will be arming ourselves with a quiver as soon as possible.

Whilst away in Egypt earlier in the year we had the opportunity to snap and ride the new BOOST. We tested the 11 and 13m and were very impressed with the feel of the kite. It was fast through the sky, predictable and really smooth. Check out how tight the canopy looks (no wrinkles) – this is a very good sign!

Keep an eye out on the site for a full review and more specifics very soon!