The design and development goals for the PSYCHO4 were crystal clear from the very beginning. The pressure was high, but the initial successes have already proven that we've introduced another winner to the market!
The PSYCHO4 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor and impresses as a radical freestyle kite with big safety reserves. The enhanced agility of the kite in combination with the direct feedback enables superior control - learning new tricks has just gotten easier!
The total development of the PSYCHO4 took almost two years to complete and also brings a completely new innovation in kite design. The PSYCHO4 with its revolutionary „Triple Depower“-Technology combines 3 characteristics to maximize the depower effect:
The angle of attack changes
The projected size of the kite changes
The airfoil camber changes
The PSYCHO4 impresses by combining these 3 characteristics, resulting in an extremely wide „sweet-spot” where the kite creates its optimum performance. A tube kite, by comparison, only uses the change in angle of attack in order to achieve it's depower effect.
The range of use has significantly increased from its predecessor, worth mentioning is that through the „Triple Depower“-Technology it was possible to keep the kite direct and fast turning when depowered. Already leading us to another key design point and the next milestone in the PSYCHO4 design – turning speed and radius.
The PSYCHO4 is by far the narrowest and fastest turning kite that we have built to date! This kite is predestined for radical Free- and Wakestyle. The PSYCHO4 can master any kind of kiteloop with ease. The rider sets the extremity and limits. Unhooked performance has also been improved, so load it up for extreme pop!
Our kites are designed to fulfill the „wish-list“ of our customers. Therefore, the PSYCHO4 has an extra dose of versatility. The option to individually adjust the steering forces is already well-known among Flysurfer users. New however, is the „ DEPOWER PERFORMANCE ENHANCER “ which makes it possible to alter the characteristics of the way the PSYCHO4 depowers to your own preference.
The Depower profile can be changed directly by opening and/or closing the middle air intake valve (in 3 settings).
Open Valve: The profile is clean and accelerates more by depowering. The forward pull remains a bit higher. This setting is especially recommended for maximum performance and light wind conditions.
Closed Valve: The depower effect feels more direct, because the depowered profile is more concave at the leading edge and loses power instantly. The acceleration of the kite is reduced for the benefit of a more direct and increased depower. This setting is especially recommended for learning new tricks and for kiting in waves.
The PSYCHO4 is very easy to control, thanks to its enormous depower and very agile flight characteristics. This is a kite that wants to be worked. If you're looking for a kite for cruising or old school riding, better stick to our SPEED2. The PSYCHO4 impresses with radical lift and big airs when steering the kite back for a jump. The high flying and turning speed demands a sensitive hand to position the kite when landing. The PSYCHO4 is a kite for experienced riders who feel at home in the land of Free- and Wakestyle (or want to).
For this reason, the PSYCHO4 is only available up to 15m². The SPEED2 is unbeatable in the light wind segment and in reverse, in super high-wind conditions, we recommend the PULSE2 6m to intermediate riders, which has a bit more comfort and stability in these conditions.
In order to get the best out of the PSYCHO4, it comes standard with the completely new developed INFINITY-BAR to offer you the safest and best possible control bar out there.
The PSYCHO4 naturally comes with our 6 months Free-Repair Guarantee, as you would expect from FLYSURFER,
with regards to durability, the PSYCHO4 also outperforms its predecessor.
Other features at a glance:
* Shortened, colored and covered bridle lines for even easier handling and almost no tangles
* No more pulleys at the kite = less abrasion/wear
* Trimming the kite has become super simple thanks to the new shorter mixer-setup
* Incorporated 5 th line safety system / FDS
* Supplied with a strengthened and durability tested Safety-Leash
* INFINITY BAR bag for clean and easy packing up and down
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|Summary||The design and development goals for the PSYCHO4 were crystal clear from the very beginning. The pressure was high, but the initial successes have already proven that we've introduced another winner to the market!|
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|Included Items||Kite, control bar, sheeting system, safety system, bag, instructions, repair kit.|