The Flexifoil Proton is designed with freeriders and waveriders in mind. It is easy to relaunch, gives both predictability and stability in the air and is fast and agile. This kite works well on waves or on flat water.
This versatile kite is a genuine all-rounder and suits a wide variety of people, from learners to experienced kitesurfers.
The Proton features a natural ‘nose up’ position, and this helps with stability – you won’t find it suddenly falling from the sky. With a powerful profile and mid aspect ratio, the kite is responsive and easy to feel with a forgiving quality, ideal for those progressing in the sport. Quick to turn and quick to depower when you need it, waveriders love this kite; the reliability and predictability make this the go-to kite for freeriders.
And let’s not forget safety – Flexifoil’s primary release system kills 90% of the power instantly, so you’ll always feel totally in control. The colour coded lines make setting up easy and safe. With new leading edge construction standards and a kite thoroughly crash tested in the Sahara desert, you can be confident in the build quality of this exceptional kite – beginners can do their worst and the Proton will still come up smiling.
The Proton has a rigid strut system that not only makes it stronger, it also creates exceptional bar feedback and maximises aerodynamic performance. Strength is enhanced still further with the Dacron cage which protects the high stress areas, the leading edge kevlar/neoprene reinforcements which have been used to protect every circumferential seam and the wear patches placed on any potential wear points near the toggle.
The Proton’s 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.
Getting out on the water is now quicker, too – the Proton’s E-Z Inflation single point system means you have less work to inflate the kite and Flexifoil has also included wingtip dump valves on each wing tip to make packing down easier and quicker.
Josh Coombes, kitesurf instructor at Watergate Bay and Flexifoil sponsored rider, has this to say about the Proton:
'The Proton has a wide canopy - it picks up the wind brilliantly, handles well in gusty conditions and turns quickly.It gives good loft and hang time. Excellent de-power capabilities make this kite perfect for teaching.'
The 7m Proton has a wind range of approx. 23 knots plus.
This version is the 7m in red. This is sold as 'Kite Only' - this kite comes with a pump, but you will need to purchase lines and bar. Flexifoil recommend the All in One 48cm bar with 4 x 20m/340kg (66ft/750lb) + 4 x 2.5m/340kg (8ft/750lb).