The VMG is a revolutionary concept in hydrofoil racing that is the pinnacle of 5 years of development in high-performance closed-cell foil kites. It is created to put cutting-edge technology in the hands of world-class athletes, who are striving for the Olympic gold medal. The mission was to create a fast and easier to ride wing that inspires the next generation of kiters or sailors.
FLYSURFER’s R&D mastermind Benedikt Boelli gathered our top racers to mark a huge step forward in the evolution of kite-design to develop the world’s first two bridle level (A,B) race kite. The VMG changes its angle of attack in a highly effective manner in contrast to the conventional change of the profile camber without the help of an additional Z-level. The entire wing has been extensively modified with redefined profiles, optimized aspect ratio, lightweight materials, and the fiberglass rod-reinforced upper sail construction to gain the highest amount of rigidity to enable an insane reduction of total bridle lines. We added different sizes and fine-tuned every kite’s aspect ratio, cell count and adjusted their attributes to the weather conditions requirements, to ultimately build the fastest kite on the racetrack.
Upon unpacking the VMG, it shines with straightforward simplicity and a unique bridle system that distinguishes it from all our foil-kite products. The complexity of use over time with high-performance wings is one of the biggest challenges of kite-racing: Only the athletes who are good at maintaining their equipment remain competitive. We strongly focused on a drastic reduction of trim sensitivity. The VMG is in a league of its own with how linearly the twisting is distributed from its center to its wingtips when steering. Less time trimming and learning how to trim means more time on the water.
FLYSURFER wants to especially thank Theo de Ramecourt, Nico Landauer and Florian Gruber for spearheading the development of the VMG, a kite born on the racetrack.