Indicators
Skinny Boy
compare to

11.3 m
11.3 m
pop
The pop value is the average of 5 highest jumps by one of the sizes of this model.

7.4 sec
7.4 sec
hangtime
The hangtime value is the average of 5 longest hangtimes by one of the sizes of this model.
1 x
1 x
powerloop
Multiple of power generated at peak of kiteloop. The higher the value the more power it generated.
2.5 sec
2.5 sec
Turning Speed
Time it takes to make 4 figure 8.
18 kt
18 kt
flying speed
The average recorded speed of the kite over 10 seconds cycle.
32 °
32 °
upwind
The angle between upwind and 90 degrees to the wind.
12 kt
12 kt
lowend
The lowest wind strength to be able to stay upwind on a 138cm TT board, on the biggest kite size of this model.
87 %
87 %
depower
The percentage of power that can be reduced when depowering the kite.

Riding level

style

  • freeride
  • freestyle
  • wakestyle
  • wave
  • race

Size Finder

Enter your weight and the expected wind strength. The Size Finder will give you the suggested kite size.

Weight

wind range

5m2
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Features

  • 3struts

    3 Struts

    The 3-strut kite design has proven itself since the day Blade introduced it in 2008, enhancing the responsiveness and turning speed for any size kite.

  • pivot

    Pivot Turn

    A large range of depower and quick power generating ability, helps the kite turn on a dime without losing your speed and position on the wave.

  • quickturn

    Quick Turn

    All Blade kites are designed to be super reactive and quick turning. This is vital in order to progress as riders and define one's riding style.

  • reduced-bridle

    Reduced Bridle System

    The innovative 4 point bridle system minimizes the size of the leading edge to minimum while maintaining the depower performance of a 3 point bridle system.

  • depower

    Insta Depower

    Full depower control is a key element to dynamic wave riding, giving the kitesurfer the ability to balance power, wave maneuverability, and direct feeling with the wave.

  • drift

    Max Drift

    The power profile keeps the kite stable and in position while riding downwind. This is vital in almost all wave riding conditions.
  • sweet-spot

    Extended Sweet Spot

    The wind range for this kite has been increased, so that you can enjoy maximum kite performance in multiple wind conditions.
  • reflex

    Reflex Relaunch

    Whether the kite dives onto the water or tumbles through the waves, it doesn’t matter. The exclusive kite design forces the wingtips out of the water and to the edge of the window. Virtually no work is needed to get back up and riding.
  • maxflow

    Max Flow Inflation

    Inflating your kites becomes easier and faster with the max flow inflation system. The kite will be ready to go in almost half the time, along with a very gratifying bonus: a higher leading edge pressure that leads to a better kite performance.
  • dynamic

    Dynamic Profile

    The profile shape from the leading to the trailing edge changes as you move from the center out towards the wingtips. This rider-conscious design provides the optimal performance characteristics for the different stages of flight.

construction

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    Insignia Tape

    We know you like to ride hard. That’s why our kites have 25% more Insignia tape in the delicate areas surrounding the LE. You can be confident this kite will endure even the toughest impact.
  • Blade-Construction-DacronCombo-Thumb-A-01i

    Dacron Combo

    Making a kite both light and strong is key for the kite’s performance. We achieved this by applying a very strong 170g Teijin Dacron for added rigidity in primary areas like leading edge and using lighter 160g Dacron HPE for less vulnerable sections.
  • Blade-Construction-Teijin-Thumb-A-01i

    Teijin Techno Force

    Our top of the line Techno Force canopy material has been a mainstay of our product line for 6 years and has proven to be superior to anything else on the market.
  • Blade-Construction-LEClosingSeam-Thumb-A-01i

    LE Closing Seam

    The LE seam is sealed with three layers of stitching, double layered Insignia Tape reinforcement and a final protective Dacron seam.
  • Blade-Construction-MoldedLEGuards-Thumb-A-01i

    Molded LE Guards

    Our freshly designed molded LE guards are lighter, more aerodynamic and effectively protect the kite from all your outrageous wipeouts.
  • MAD2 trigger

    MAD 2 Air Flow System

    The specially-designed valve pieces on the one-pump system are 100% foolproof. Trust us, you’ll be pumped up and ready to ride in no time!
  • Blade-Construction-MaxFlow-Thumb-A-01i

    Blade Max Flow

    The all new inflating system makes for a 44% quicker inflation to get you on the water as fast as possible.