// Speed4 8.0 & 10.0m²
First things first: The Speed4 in 8.0 and 10.0m² are unbelievably versatile. Despite the enormous performance potential, the Speed4 is still suitable for beginners in the lower wind ranges but still a true air-time machine in the upper wind range.
Unequaled performance – at your demand
Without exaggeration: The Speed4 is the best performing kite that we have ever built. Whether in low end, turningspeed, relaunch, jumping characteristics or depower… Almost everywhere we have been able to set new limits. Yet it’s performance is more accessible than ever – for every rider. It starts when you pull up the Speed4: The kite inflates incredibly fast and provides security from the first moment onwards. Whether fully powered up or fully depowered, a Speed4 stays stable in the sky. And thanks to the balanced handling not only your jumps are much easier, but also their landings.
In the air
There is so much that cannot be put into words, but instead has to be experienced. The Speed4 flying feeling is one of those things. More direct and faster turning performance, a glide ratio that you only experience with Speeds, the now extremely short depower throw, the lift, the control…We needed six months just for the fine-tuning the Speed4 in order to reach this result: It just feels plain great to fly a Speed4.
Our vision is not only to improve our kites, but to further shape the sport of kiting. What has remained is a simple and effective system. Lowest possible weight, smallest pack dimensions, quickest setup and stow-away and enormous durability … The Speed4 is more effective, lighter and more compact than anything else we have ever built. We were even able to achieve a bridle that is almost one-third lighter and remove an entire bridle row. This not only makes kiting easier, but results in even better performance.
The Speed4 is a completely new development, based on a concept: A defined flex performance of the kite-profile. We achieved this with a new canopy construction and an extremely simplified bridle. Depowered, a reflexed trailing edge is formed with especially low lift and high stability. By pulling the bar down, the profiles bends and an enormous lift increase is created. This technology makes it possible to use a lighter construction with less drag, as well as creating highly effective depower and high stability while simultaneously maintaining short bar travel. The new construction is supplemented by a reinforcement of the leading edge for maximum flight stability in gusting winds and yet again-improved aerodynamics. The result is a kite that not only brings all the advantages of the Speed3 to the next level, but also steps up it’s freestyle performance.
Next to established technologies and features of the past like – Little Connection Lines, Automatic Water/Dirt Drainage System, Triple Depower, etc. – we introduce the following technical features.
// Rigid Foil Technology by Gin
Reinforcement of the front leading edge profile for increased performance and stability.
// Smart Direct Airfoil
New flex-profile from extensive simulations for a shorter and more effective depower and quicker turning.
// Minimized bridle
Just three main levels (A,B & Z) and new connection points have created a much simpler line system, which is lighter and has less drag.
// Simplified mixer
Just one pulley per side makes for easiest trim tuning for everyone.
The new fabric colours of the Speed3 Coloured Edition not only impressed us, they impressed our customers as well. For that reason we will be sticking with these colors and color code system and will produce the Speed4 8.0m² in sunny yellow and the Speed4 10.0m² in cyanblue. The standard versions will remain red. Of course, the matching new Speed4 Bag is complimentary to round off the product range. The Deluxe Version with a classy gold logos and the standard version with a premium silver logos.
We are proud of our new Flysurfer gear guide, too. It is packed with illustrations, tips & tricks. And is available in four languages (German, English, French and Italian). A big thank you goes out to Peter Goldbach from boardway.org, who contributed substantially to the concept, realization and implementation. Each kitebag has two separate gear guides included – one for the kite and one for the bar.
// Deluxe cloth adds the following features (compared with standard cloth)
- Flies in the lightest breeze (on water/land/snow)
- Turns tighter and faster
- More stability
- Better low-end performance
- Lighter traveling
- Smaller packing dimensions
// Total package consists of:
- 1x Speed4 Kite 8.0 or 10.0 m²
- 1x Infinity 2.0 Bar with 21m flying lines
- 1x Accessory Kit (including Safety Leash, Repair Kit, Suicide Loop, Sandbag, Depower line, Spare Part Lines and additional replacement parts.
- 2x Gear Guides (Kite & Bar separately)
- 1x Speed4 Bag
Kite Speed4 8.0 Speed4 10.0 Standard Cloth Deluxe-Cloth Area (m²) 8.0 10.0 Area (projected) 6.4 8.0 Surface Ratio 65...80% 65...80% change of the projected size when powering up 23% 23% Aspect Ratio 4.85 4.85 Cells 29 29 Line length (m) 21 21 "Kite only" weight in kg (=canopy + complete bridle + mixer) - Lotus cloth Depth of the profile (cm) 144 161 Span in cm (flat size) 623 696 Line Plan Manual
// Windrange in knots
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 and the wind conditions on the Water or Land. When choosing the Kite size always use common sense and always choose a smaller size if you are not sure, especially when using the kite on land.
Kite 8.0 10.0 Water / Standard-Cloth 14-30 12-27 Land / Standard-Cloth 10-27 9-24 Water / Deluxe-Cloth 14-30 11-27 Land / Deluxe-Cloth 9-27 8-24
Link Language Author Date Speed4 10.0m² [de] Kitelife Jahrbuch 2014 01/2014 Speed4 8.0 & 10.0m² [en] Frank Holzmann (Youtube Video) 08/2013 Speed4 8.0m²
[en] Kiteforum.com 05/2013 Speed4 8.0m² [en] Kiteforum.com 05/2013 Speed4 8.0 & 10.0m² [de] Kite&Friends Magazine 05/2013 Speed4 10.0m² [en] iksurfmag.com 04/2013 Speed4 [ru] extreme.BY 02/2013 Speed4 10.0m² [en] kitefinder.com 02/2013 Speed4 8.0m² Deluxe-Edition [es] KiteProki 02/2013 Speed4 10.0m² Deluxe-Edition [de] ewigkite.de 01/2013 Speed4 [de] Kitelife Jahrbuch 2013 01/2013 Speed4 8.0 & 10.0m²
[fr] cervolix 11/2012 Speed4 10.0m²
[en] Jori Hämäläinen 11/2012 Speed4 8.0m² [fr] Banjoo on Vimeo 11/2012 Speed4 8.0 & 10.0m²
[en] Phil / mykite.ch 10/2012 Speed4 8.0m² [en] Ted Bautista 10/2012 Speed4 8.0 & 10.0m² [de] Peter Goldbach / boardway.org 10/2012 Speed4 8.0m² [nl] Eddy Lansink / versushop.nl 10/2012