Large leading edge diameter – for rigid, stable kite frame which requires less inflation pressure, allowing you to ride a size smaller
Evolved slack line drift – for a statically balanced, stable kite that resists nose diving.
Surf tough construction – with dacron reinforcing on the canopy down the full length of the struts and exoskeleton.
Instant depower on/off – short travel provides instant drift.
Direct pivot steering – Responsive two-stage arc for tighter turns without excessive amounts of power.
Medium aspect swept design – allows more area in the center of the kite for efficiency and easy roll to relaunch.
Profile transition panels
DuraLite seam protection
Steering impulse option
Low-drag bridle lines
HyperFlow inflation system
Kevlar reinforced strut system
Teijin Techno Force
2-STAGE ARC DESIGN
The flattened 2-stage arc design enables a smooth curved efficient central region of the kite to produce power, with straighter wing tips for a more dynamic steering response.
All the kites share the same 2-stage arc design. What’s different between models, is the extremity of the arc width.
AERO-OPTIMIZED CANOPY TECHNOLOGY
We’ve added an extra panel that connects to the leading edge seam to ensure a precise lateral profile shape is maintained as close to the leading edge as possible, creating a smooth transition from the segmented leading edge to the curved canopy. This results in a more aerodynamic and efficient airflow and less turbulence.
REINFORCED DACRON EXO-SKELETON
A durable frame around the perimeter of the kite made from stretch-resistant Techno Force 160gsm Dacron material. The Exoskeleton helps the transition where the Kevlar reinforced strut system meets the lighter canopy material. It adds durability, strength and elongation control, protecting the canopy and making the kite more responsive in the steering and depower. The result is a durable kite that can hold its profile for increased performance and lift, but is also dynamic, flexible and can twist to turn.
A wide span, flattened arc kite like the Orbit Freeride makes the most use of its area, so it has the best hangtime and the best power delivery for its size. As the arc shape becomes narrower the kite uses less of its area to provide actual power and efficiency. A smaller turning radius kite like the Carve is fast in flight, with less power overall.