Designed for waveriders and freeriders, the Flexifoil Proton 9m is easy to relaunch and is both stable and predictable. Quick and agile in the air, the Proton is equally impressive on waves or flat water. This balanced, all-rounder of a kite kite is great for all levels of kitesurfer, from beginners to experienced kitesurfers.
The Proton gains stability from its natural ‘nose up’ position – you won’t find it falling from the sky without warning. With a powerful profile and mid aspect ratio, the kite is responsive and easy to feel. It also has 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.
It may be quick, but the Proton is also safe - Flexifoil’s primary release system kills 90% of the power instantly, giving you total control and 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.
A rigid strut system makes the Proton phenomenally strong, creates exceptional bar feedback and maximises aerodynamic performance. The Dacron cage protects the high stress areas, leading edge kevlar/neoprene reinforcements have been used to protect every circumferential seam and wear patches have been placed on any potential wear points near the toggle.
The Proton’s aerofoil is designed to provide powerful boost, good low-end performance and lots of depower. This kite is resistant to back-stalling as the aerofoil 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 9m Proton has a wind range of approx. 18-30 knots.
This version is the 9m in Petrol. 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).