// Speed3 – The ultimate light wind weapon
// Performance Redefined
Until the Speed2, there has never been a kite that represented the measure of things in lightwind performance and hangtime for two years in a row. It was definitely not easy to top this milestone in kite development.
After a 12-month development period, the introduction of new construction software, many hours of overtime, more than three time as much testing input from all around the world, as well as the addition of Andreas Hanrieder to our development team, Flysurfer has succeeded in raising the bar of high performance kites yet again with the Speed3.
When it comes to depower, agility and stability, the development team surrounding Armin Harich has just set the benchmark higher!
// Flight Performance & Safety
Whether you are into racing, old-school freestyle, big-airs or light-wind cruising, the Speed3 sets a new benchmark and redefines performance and fun in all wind conditions. The Speed3 is distinguished by its legendary and unrivaled light-wind performance.
Depower within arms reach is very direct, easy and precise like no other kite in this class. Jumps have never been easier and lightwind kiting has never been that much fun with butter smooth landings and amazing hangtime…
Stability, especially in strong or gusty winds, has grown to a level previously unknown in this kite class. The Triple Depower System gives the Speed3 its unbelievable wind range. Despite a high aspect ratio, the Speed3 flies like it’s nailed to the sky and won’t get unpredictable, even with more power. This provides additional safety, and helps with jumps. The safety function underwent a complete redesign, in order to cover the wider wind range. The tapered leading edge with four lines provides for excellent flagging-out of the Speed3 on the FLS Safety with an even better relaunch.
// Technical Data
Kite Speed3 CE 12.0 Speed3 CE 15.0 Speed3 CE 19.0 Speed3 CE 21.0 Standard colour N/A Deluxe-Edition Area (m²) 12.0 15.0 19.0 21.0 Area (projected) 10.2 12.8 16.2 17.9 Surface Ratio 70…85% 70…85% 70…85% 70…85% change of the projected size when powering up 21% 21% 21% 21% Aspect Ratio 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 Cells 39 39 39 39 Line length (m) 21 21 21 21+6 "Kite only" weight in kg (=canopy + complete bridle + mixer) - CE Deluxe 2.7 3.2 4.0 4.4 Depth of the profile (cm) 167 187 210 221 Span in cm (flat size) 831 929 1046 1100 Line Plan Manual
Wind Range (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, conditions on the Water or Land, Board Size and skill level. 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 12.0 15.0 19.0 21.0 (Deluxe) Water / Standard-Edition 12 – 25 11 - 22 9 - 18 - Land / Standard-Edition 10 - 22 9 - 18 7 - 15 - Water / Deluxe-Edition 10 – 25 9 - 22 7 – 18 6 - 17 Land/ Deluxe-Edition 9 - 22 8 - 18 6 - 15 5 - 12
// Test Reports
Link Language Author Date SPEED3 21.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [en] TimmyC @ masskiting.com August 2014 SPEED3 21.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [de] Kitelife Jahrbuch 2014 SPEED3 21.0 m² [pt] Marlon @ kiteuga.com August 2011 SPEED3 21.0 m² [eng] shem@KSW http://forum.kitecrowd.com August 2011 SPEED3 21.0 m² [eng] Tony @ sxkiteaddicts.co.uk July 2011 SPEED3 21.0 m² [eng] Luke @ extremekites.com March 2011 SPEED3 21.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [eng] Marcus Woodbridge @board-mag.com February 2011 SPEED3 12.0 m² video iksurfmag.com November 2010 SPEED3 12.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [eng] ikitesurfmag page 125/126 October 2010 SPEED3 21.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [ger] Carsten @ ewigkite.de September 2010 SPEED3 21.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [eng] Lmrutledge @ foilzone.com September 2010 SPEED3 15.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [eng] kiteingcolin @ kiteboarder.co.uk September 2010 SPEED3 21.0² Deluxe-Edition [eng] various @ foilzone.com August 2010 SPEED3 21.0² Deluxe-Edition [ger] Phil @ oase.com August 2010 SPEED3 19.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [ger] Chrisair @ boardshop.at August 2010 SPEED3 15.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [ger] Chrisair @ boardshop.at August 2010 SPEED3 12.0 m² [ger] Chrisair @ boardshop.at August 2010 SPEED3 21.0 m² [ger] Mischa @ kitejunkie.com August 2010 SPEED3 19.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [ger] various Users @ oase.com August 2010 SPEED3 21.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [nl] Olaf @ powerkiter.nl July 2010 SPEED3 12.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [esp] pablowing @prokitespain.com June 2010 SPEED3 12.0 m² [eng] Ben Gillespie June 2010 SPEED3 15.0 m² [ger] Carsten @ ewigkite.de May 2010 SPEED3 15.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [eng] sbckiteboard.com May 2010 SPEED 3 15.0 m² [eng] Kiteworld Magazine April 2010 SPEED 3 15m² Deluxe-Edition [nl] Corsurf @ Kitehigh.nl April 2010 SPEED3 19.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [eng] clubkite @ clubkite.asia March 2010 SPEED3 12.0 m² [nl] SnaB @ powerkiters.nl February 2010 SPEED3 19.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [ger] spacekiter @ oase.com January 2010 SPEED3 19.0 m² [eng] Joel @ Extremekites. com December 2009 SPEED3 12.0 & 15 m² Deluxe-Edition [eng] Stuart @ Extremekites.com December 2009 SPEED3 19.0 m² [eng] FredBGG @ Kiteforum.com November 2009 SPEED3 12.0 m² [eng] Mountainkiter @ kiteforum.com November 2009 SPEED3 15.0 m² [fr] landkitemag.com November 2009 SPEED3 12.0 m² [eng] Fred @ seabreeze.com October 2009 SPEED3 19.0 m² [eng] Karl @ foilzone.com October 2009 SPEED3 15.0 m² Deluxe-Edition [eng] fernman @ foilzone.com October 2009 SPEED3 19.0 m² [eng] H53Dryver @ foilzone.com September 2009 SPEED3 15.0 m² [eng] marcuswoodbridge.com September 2009 SPEED3 19.0 & 15.0 [ger] Phil @ oase.com August 2009 SPEED3 15.0 m² [ger] kiteschule.com August 2009
// Speed3 Limited Deluxe Edition
Its origins developed out of a facebook survey based on two photo shop variations in 2011, but due to the huge positive feedback, the new colors became reality within just a few months.
This was the beginning of the first Limited Deluxe Edition with neon green Deluxe material. A total of 200 kites sold out in just a few weeks. In January of 2012, we introduced the purple edition variation, limited to 150 kites.
These kites are available without any additional charge, but only as long as supplies last! That means – act quickly when we introduce a limited edition. To emphasize this special edition, the material used will be implemented ONLY in these kites, and will not be available for individual kites!
In the future, we will be producing individual smaller kite series more often, for example, the “Speed3 Italian Edition”, which will be available for our Italian fans beginning in February of 2012.