THE NEW VMG
The Flysurfer VMG is the world’s first Two-Level foil kite with a supported profile technology approved as Formula Kite registered series production equipment. Kite designer Benni Boelli’s masterpiece is built to be the fastest kite around the race course, its name reflects the aim: Velocity Made Good.
The initial idea was to reduce the drag to a minimum by removing 49% of the lines in comparison to a common foil-kite design. The canopy is normally supported by three bridle levels and brake lines that are attached to the trailing edge. The complex bridle line system is controlled by several pulleys to change the profiles camber and angle of attack.
The VMG only changes the angle of attack and uses a constantly cambered profile supported by fiber glass rods to generate an efficient airfoil. The highly sophisticated internal construction enables the minimalistic system to work. This innovation is strategically supplementing Flysurfer’s future kite designs to tailor them to their performance requirements.
The VMG has been tested and tuned by world class athletes Theo de Ramecourt, Nico Landauer and Florian Gruber in order to reach their dreams. Together, Flysurfer relies on the outstanding quality of the individual highly innovative components and the precise manufacturing process.
After a successful factory inspection, the following Flysurfer RAM-Air kites have been approved by the IKA Technical Committee as registered series production equipment for the IKA Formula Kite Class.
Flysurfer VMG2 23m
Flysurfer VMG2 21m
Flysurfer VMG2 18m
Flysurfer VMG2 15m
Flysurfer VMG2 13m
Flysurfer VMG2 11m
Flysurfer VMG2 10m
Flysurfer VMG2 09m
Flysurfer VMG2 08m
Flysurfer VMG2 kites will now be evaluated in competition until the end of 2021, when World Sailing will license the 2024 Olympic equipment through a separate agreement with the successful manufacturers.