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Title: Soul UL?
Post by: Adamld13 on February 22, 2012, 11:51 PM
Are Soul UL's even available?
I dont see them on FW website or any others.

thnx


Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: Adamld13 on February 23, 2012, 12:33 AM
There is a seller on ebay that has them but i havnt seen them anywhere else.
I ordered a UL a while back from my local kite dealer and .....a STD showed up.
Its good to know they do exist! haha thnx


Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: Gamelord on February 23, 2012, 03:08 PM
We have standards in stock but are sold out of the UL's.  We can still get them though (AFIK).  Steve here should be able to order in one for you as well.


Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: KaoS on February 23, 2012, 06:15 PM
Are Soul UL's even available?


They are a good Ultralight (not just Light), but they are difficult to roll up.  Everything else is there in spades!


Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: Adamld13 on February 23, 2012, 06:20 PM
I've yet to ever see a picture of one...just a sketch drawing of them.
Are the colors the same as the std's?


Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: Adamld13 on February 23, 2012, 09:38 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EmQEJkm5W9w/T0chfrGsH_I/AAAAAAAAATA/NmAQ5TP51Hs/s500/4.jpg)

This is the only image i have seen of the soul UL...pretty sad eh?


Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: Danno419 on February 24, 2012, 07:07 AM
anyone know if the sail is any different from the std?... maybe a reframe is a good solution.?
perhaps Mr. Bell could chime in, if he sees this.  8)


Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: Adamld13 on February 24, 2012, 10:09 AM
I reframed a soul with dynamic t10 and it's a whole lot lighter.
Flies pretty good too! All the fittings are all loosey goosey though...
And the leading edge is very slightly damaged.
I'm just considering selling the one I reframed and buying a real one.




Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: Adamld13 on February 24, 2012, 11:29 AM
I'll talk to Keith next time I see him.
He wanted a standard Soul and got sent the UL version instead.
He finds the UL hard to yo-yo, but is a novice and a bit heavy-handed.
Maybe a swap will work out for you both.


That would be awesome!
I like my std so I would just put the original frame back in the other one.
Other than the tiny tears in the leading edge spreader pockets...which have been repaired and are barely noticable...it's basically mint...still crispy.

Thnx!


Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: Flying High on February 25, 2012, 02:55 AM
Hi everyone,

The Soul UL roles up very easy by larger movements in a flic flac you just have to give enough slack and move quickly to role the kite up, in low winds you can do the trick easy. I have 4 Souls - Soul vented, Soul UL, STD Soul Mk1, Std Soul MK 2 - current version, my son and I realised that my Std Souls didn't fly the same, Soul 1 purchased in the US, Soul 2 purchased in Australia. The UL version actually took me 6 months to work out because it didn't fly the same as the Std or the vented, but now I love it. Value for money the Soul range of kites are as good as most of the amazing custom made $ 350 - 500 kites that I have purchased over the last 8 years- I only have 40 kites but flying kites is highly addictive. The kite in my opinion is a great UL kite with a twist because of the two standoff settings, float mode requires a experience flyer and a slightly different head space if you know what I mean..

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Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: Flying High on February 25, 2012, 04:14 AM
One more image.

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Title: Re: Soul UL?
Post by: Adamld13 on February 25, 2012, 07:05 AM
Gorgeous!

The soul is def the best "bang for your buck" kite!