Fisly CLASS 8 specifications are described in the International Rules, Annex 02F [1] The French version alone is definitive.

Art. 1 Parakart (generalities)

1.1 Definition

Parakart is a vehicle with at least two wheels powered by a kite. The kite is controlled by the pilot but it’s not fixed to the parakart.

1.2 The Pilot

The pilot must be sitting or lying on the parakart steering it. The pilot must not be enclosed by the structure of the parakart and cannot anyway be fastened to it. Foot straps are allowed on foot pegs but they must be flexible and not metallic made. The stoppers on the foot peg must be rounded with no sharp corners. A fluorescent tape must be put on the rear axle of all buggies of pilots under 16 years old [3].

1.3 The Brake

The brake system for the parakart must be a wind brake done by the kite.

Art. 2 Dimensions

2.1 Length

3,5 meters maximum long, all included

2.2 Width

3 meters maximum large, all included

2.3 Wheels

The wheels cannot be bigger than 27 inches diameter, included the pneumatic inflated at 2 bars, there are not restriction to the width of the pneumatics.pneumatics. [3] Spoked wheel of any type (e.g. spoked or moulded) must be covered. Covers may extend no more than 1 cm from the outside of the hub and reach no less than 3 cm from the inside of the rim. Regardless of the type of wheel a pole of 3 cm diameter must not be allowed to pass through a wheel. [2]

2.4 Direction

There are not limitations to the angle of turn.

2.5 Lest

It’s allowed to add weights on the parakart, the maximum add on weight allowed is 5 kilograms, the add on weight must have a rounded shape without sharp corners. Full metal buggy parts are not allowed as additional weight nor can parts be filled with any kind of material to be used as lest. Additional parts that have no use for the construction of the buggy are not allowed. [3] The add on weights put on the parakart cannot be movable while the parakart is in motion. No additional weights are allowed put on the pilot.

Art. 3 Kites and Lines

3.1 Lines Definition

Fly lines are those lines that connect the handles to the bridle system of the kite.

3.2 Connection

The fly lines must be directly connected to the handles and the kite, with nothing between.

3.3 Length Lines

The length is measured between the handles and the back of the last kite, the maximum length allowed is 50 meters.

3.4 Material

Under no circumstances is Kevlar (metallic or similar) to be allowed as a part of the flying lines. This type of material may be used in bridles and in the construction of the kite fabric. No more than 30 cm of this type of material (sleeved) may be used in the lead lines. Any pilot found to be using Kevlar as any part of his flying lines will be ejected form the competition immediately. [2]

Art. 4 Pilot equipment

Harness system must be of the opened type (for example : wind surf hook) or with a mechanical quick release system on it. It must be a non captive harness system.

Art. 5. Identification numbers

Identification numbers are to be mounted on each side and on the rear of the Parakart, side numbers must be mounted vertically and all numbers plates must be clearly visible. The mount for identification must be constructed from a flat solid material. Identification must be mounted on a white background. Identification numbers must be at least 14 cm high, 5 cm across and 2 cm thick. Both letters and numbers must be of a non-script font (e ;g ; Helvetica) and letters must be all capitals. The identificaiton letter for the pilots’ Country must immediately precede the numbers. Numbers must not touch and there must be a minimum 1 cm border between the identification and any additional decals or decoration. [2]