The Flexifoil Shiva 3D is a result of months
of work by Flexifoil's design team, and they believe it is
the most advanced hybrid design on the market this season.
It's perfect for freeride and wave riding.
The kite offers unparalleled ease of use,
effortless relaunch, incredible turning
speed and windrange, as well as legendary Flexifoil build
The Flexifoil Shiva has a light bar pressure, which takes
the work out of riding, but still gives you amazing feedback
bar. It’s super stable
qualities and user friendliness let you concentrate
on your riding and push your limits on the water.
The Shiva kite has good lift which freeriders and freestylers
will love, but maintains all of the characteristics
necessary to make it great for wave
Flexifoil have worked
hard to make the Shiva turn very quickly for their size,
to good waveriding
the Shiva and amazing amount of depower which keeps
you in control as you are flying down the wave.
of the hybrid design allows the kite to drift
downwind when you turn towards it, and delivers smooth,
down the line.
In the sky, bar pressure gives you knowledge
of where the kite is, with direct un-twitchy control even
when de-powered. If it gets too much, the 3D lets you back
off and control the pace.
The Flexifoil Shiva 3D is versatile across
all conditions, soaking up gusts to give you consistent drive
and with substantial depower from the bar, plus with additional
depowered bridle settings you have a kite that truly earns
two places in your quiver.
If you are into wave riding or simply looking
to get into kitesurfing then the Flexifoil Shiva 3D is the
kite for you.
3 Strut Design
Reduces weight, with thinner rib struts further adding to
the speed of the kite.
Full Supporting Bridle
supportive bridle creating better stability and control under
extreme loads (during loops or hard pops). LE bridle and toggle
points allow for zero tube rotation and distortion. This bridle
system runs on brand new pulleys.
New bespoke “Nose Up” aerofoil design offering
the rider complete stability in sketchy wind conditions.
Creates a truer aerofoil by reducing focal stress on rib to
LE junction, meaning a smoother, more direct flight.
Balance Driving Canopy
stall after loops allowing for better hook-ups, but creates
a completely neutral stall giving great balance and stability
after a pass without having to drive the sail forward. This
canopy creates fast forward speeds and a fast turn responses.
It has a neutral stall and offers, great down the line drift.
the sail provide an aerodynamically efficient and strong stitch
across the entire kite.
A triple ply trailing edge reduces aerodynamic
flutter offering superb stability and a consistent drive.
Dacron® front and rear attachment points ensures the load
is spread evenly through the kite. Dacron® removed from
the middle of the wingtip keeps the weight of the kite to
a minimum and a slimmed down Dacron® cage keeps the kite
light whilst still retaining strength.
Upgraded flying line
The new Shiva kites’ explosive performance creates a
high peak load on the flying lines. To withstand this power,
the flying lines have been upgraded to 270kg (from 250kg).
The line lengths are 24m.
Standard Flexifoil Features:
EZ Single-Point Inflation
As with all Flexifoil kitesurfing products,
the EZ single-point inflation system increases the speed of
kite setup getting you out on the water in less time.
Wingtip Pump Valve
This gives you a quick and simple pack down by dumping all
air out of the bladders as the kite is rolled up.
Toughened and flexible battens are sewn into the trailing
edge near the wingtips. Reinforced with Dacron, they create
a stiffer trailing edge and a clean release for turbulent
air passing over the wingtip to reduce drag and provide an
increased turn speed.
The connection between the struts and the leading edge tube
has been completely remodelled allowing for millimetre perfect
construction, improved strength and increased rigidity in
the kite frame.
Reinforced stitching increases the stiffness and strength
of the tube. This not only helps soak up a few slams, but
also maintains the shape of the aerofoil for a more power-driven
Dacron® front and rear attachment points ensures the load
spread evenly through the kite. Dacron® cage keeps the
kite light whilst still retaining strength.
Flexifoil Shiva Comes
Flexifoil Shiva 3D kite
Sky Control Bar sold separately - carbon bar 48cm or 54cm
, 250kg / 22m / 4 line set and handle pass leash.
Depower Control Bar
Flexifoil Shiva ("Sky")
The Flexifoil Shiva ("Sky") control bar has designed
to be easy to use for any level of rider, to have great durability
and full adjustability meaning that as your riding style progresses
you can adapt the setup on the bar. The bar is available with
a full range of accessories so that you can customize the
bar to suit your riding style as your kitesurfing skills progress.
Flexifoil use an integrated approach to the design of the kite and bar and
strive to keep the number of moving parts to a minimum whilst still retaining
The simplest yet most effective safety release system on the market. The primary
release cover is always where you would expect to find it – just above
your chicken loop. This means that it is quick and easy to find and activate.
The simple reconnection process is intuitive, possible to do under the water
and - with experience - with only one hand!
As well as working with the Flexifoil Force, the cotnrol bar is compatible
with all our legacy hybrid-style water kites as well as future hybrid kites.
You can have peace of mind knowing that your bar will work with past, present
and future hybrid Flexifoil kites as well as many other brands.
Control Bar Ergonomics
The grip on the bar is soft and easy on the
hands, so that even in cold weather your bar is far more
comfortable and will not make your hands sore - even after
prolonged use. Ergonomic bar ends provide a solid connection
point at the end of the bar to improve the overall feedback
from the kite whilst turning. The soft over-moulding protects
your hands when kite looping and enables easy line storage
on the bar.
of centre line length
People of all shapes and sizes fly Flexifoil kites. The bar is fitted with
a simple system enabling you to adjust the length of your centre line. Flexifoil
have clearly labeled the centre line and on the leader lines, enabling you
to know exactly where you need to attach your lines when altering the centre
Centre Line Wear
The centre line has a red-coloured secondary internal line which indicates
the amount of wear. When the outer Dyneema® line fails due to wear the
inner red line becomes visible. This internal line has enough strength to enable
you to comfortably make it back to the beach even if you are a long way out.
Centre line durability
Through prolonged use, all centre lines wear. Flexifoil have worked hard to
make sure that our centerline is one of the best available on the market.
Flexifoil use heavy-duty 5.6mm, 12 strand, Dyneema® line which is wax
coated to improve durability and resilience.
The Flexifoil Sky control bar is fitted with the Flexifoil
V-Core - the angled hole in the bar through which the centre
line runs. This vastly reduces centre line wear and helps
to lighten the turn. The V-Core also allows you to turn and
sheet-in at the same time.
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