Your trusted friend
The Frenzy has been the good friend of many Snowkiters across the globe and since its debut six years ago the Frenzy has set the standard. Chasta has taken the Frenzy to three world titles and has pushed the boundaries of the sport with this kite further than most of us can imagine. This season the FYX comes to you as that good friend you know but has some new features that really set it off.
During the last season I was working with Chasta, Brian and Heather from Windzup on the FYX. I was looking to keep the grunt power, speed up the handling and reduce the bar pressure. At the end of the season Brian and Heather went to Alaska with the prototypes and came back with good reports from all the riders that rode them. Since then I have modified small things just to finish off the details.
The FX has a thinner profile to allow it to fly faster and extend the de power range. The bridals have been minimized by removing the D lines, this helps reduce drag and increases performance and speed. I have worked extensively on the handling resulting in lighter bar pressure and faster turning.
The new flying line Y system helps the handling and again reduces drag even further. There is also the addition of the X line which helps reduce the chance to bowtie the kite. The new kite is still a low down grunt kite which produces power just by putting it in the air but it is smoother, faster and lighter to handle.
The 7m is ideal for light riders or strong winds. It is fast handling and produces good solid power when you move it. If you can only have one kite and you weigh less than 70kg then this is for you.
Rider weight range from 50kg to 80kg, Wind range 5 to 20knots
This kite is a dream and a perfect all rounder, ideal for riders that want to do a bit of everything. I like the kite because it is perfect for cruising, jumping or mountain climbing.
Rider weight range from 60kg to 90kg, Wind range 5 to 20knots
The 11m is a power house and will pull almost anything. If you like to jump and fly then this is what you might be looking for. For a big kite it handles well and the de-power is excellent.
Rider weight range from 70kg to 100+kg, Wind range from 5 to 20knots.
Very light winds or a heavy rider are needed for this kite. If the 11m was not enough for you we built this! This kite has so much grunt and it pulls like hell from the moment you put it in the air. It is easier to fly than the Manta 15m and is only slightly less powerful which makes it a good option for bigger riders.
Rider weight range from 80+kg, Wind range depends on the rider.
Words: Rob Witthall