The guys from board-worx already took a look at the news Flexifoi Ion 4. Read their first impressions about it 🙂
Just seen the New Flexifoil Ion 4, this kite is not going to be released till later in the year, but it looks like Flexifoil have taken a lot of notice of the core customer base, the Ion4 has been given a more friendly riding style like the Ion2, it still keeps the fast turning ability of the Ion3, but there has been a real effort to make the kite work with less input.
This is great for the rider who is not so interested in handle passes but for the weekend warrior who just needs a friendly kite that is easy to jump, is very stable and above all very well manured even in the terrible Uk gusty conditions. There has been a few more attachment points added to the leading edge to keep the kite feeling tighter in the sky, the last bridle has been shortened so it cannot get trapped under a wing tip.
The kite now seems to develop a little more power than previous models size for size. Getting on a smaller kite, with the same power but a fast turning machine, great, what dreams are made of. As per usual the Ion4, has the great Flexifol well built construction, and it can be used as a 4 or 5 line kite.