Flexifoil Proton 2012 Overview
Read on to find out more about why the Proton deserves a place in every quiver...
Flexifoil presents the Proton, a natural evolution from last year's model. Aimed squarely at freerider and waveriders, the Proton offers easy relaunch, predictable flight, stability and quick turns, giving you everything you need to take on the waves or simply cruise across the flats with comfort.
An exceptional all-rounder that is suited to riders of every level, you can be sure that the stability, predictability and responsiveness that this kite offers will give the headstart you need to concentrate on those board skills, be it in the barrel of a wave or simply tacking those first few runs straight out of school.
Developed from a starting point of excellence, and modelled through the skills and experience of the Flexifoil design team, with influence from one of the worlds finest team of riders, the Proton is an incredible technical achievement.
Stability and Predictability
The Proton has been designed to maximise stability through a naturally nose-up position that wont fall from the sky unexpectedly. Furthermore, the powerful profile, coupled with mid-aspect ratio provide a balanced bar pressure making the kite very forgiving and easy to feel. Whether youre a beginner or an expert, youll find the Proton the perfect confidence boost to develop your skills.
Versatility in Performance
The Protons solidity in its power make it great for freestyle tricks, whilst sharp depower and snappy turning make the kite great in waves. An overall reliable performance with predictable flying characteristics make it a superb free-riding kite, rounding the Proton off as the ultimate in versatility.
Your safety is a top concern, consequently, the Proton continues the use of Flexifoils persistently successful primary release system present on all water kites. Capable of killing 90% of the power in one swift action, you can be confident on the water at all times. In addition, colour coded lines are used to ensure simple and safe setup, as well as the option of the 5th line for added safety and self landing.
Thorough Testing Reinforcing Quality
Flexifoils new Leading Edge construction standards have surpassed previous inflation test results by almost 40%, and with crash testing completed in the Sahara desert, you can be sure that youre flying a kite suitable for even the worst beginners!
Exceptionally Intelligent Design
The Protons rigid strut system creates a stronger, more accurate and neater kite than ever before, adding to the rigid feel and excellent bar feedback. The diameters of the struts have also been carefully considered to ensure adequate stiffness and their positioning has been optimised to produce uniform pressure throughout the kite and maximise aerodynamic performance.
Strength is built throughout the kite thanks to the Dacron cage protecting high stress and wearable areas. Meanwhile, leading edge Kevlar/Neoprene reinforcements have been used to protect every circumferential seam with wear patches placed on any potential wear points near the toggles to maximise protection when in contact with the beach.
The Protons aerofoil is designed to provide powerful boost, good low-end performance, lots of depower and make the kite resistant to back-stalling by using an aerofoil that will naturally nose-up when the lines go slack.
Clever Features Inspired by You
We aim to make your life as simple as possible; our E-Z Inflation single point system means you have less work to inflate the kite. For this years kites, Flexifoil has also included wingtip dump valves on each wing tip to make packing down easier and quicker. Little changes here and there mean youre first on the water and last out.