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

8.5 sec
8.5 sec
hangtime
The hangtime value is the average of 5 longest hangtimes by one of the sizes of this model.
2 x
2 x
powerloop
Multiple of power generated at peak of kiteloop. The higher the value the more power it generated.
2.6 sec
2.6 sec
Turning Speed
Time it takes to make 4 figure 8.
20 kt
20 kt
flying speed
The average recorded speed of the kite over 10 seconds cycle.
30 °
30 °
upwind
The angle between upwind and 90 degrees to the wind.
11 kt
11 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.
78 %
78 %
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

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • mid-pivot

    Mid Pivot

    Turning axis is generated along the LE between center strut and wingtip, resulting in efficient balance between turning speed and power delivery. This is a key performance feature for all-around kites.
  • shape

    Steep Profile Shape

    A steeper profile shape has many added benefits, primarily in jumping performance. The deep contours pack the kite with immediate power, providing the required thrust for big aerials.
  • 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.
  • performance

    Wave Performance Setting

    Optional wave setting positions the kite further in the edge of the window, allowing more depower, better drift characteristics and better upwind performance.

construction

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    Bridle Attachment Point

    Internally constructed, the leading edge has twice as many reinforcement patches. That means larger LE impact loads resistance and additional protection from the constant wear and abrasion.
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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.
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    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.
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    LE Closing Seam

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

    Blade 2nd Gen XL Pump

    New and improved pump. This new pump is more durable, has less shaft friction, has a built in pressure gauge and a slick design.
  • Blade-Construction-CorssFiber-Thumb-A-01i

    Cross-Fiber Ripstop

    The all new cross-fiber ripstop is a newly developed double weaved fabric, which provides your kite with double the strength and durability. An additional layer of coating increases the canopy's resistance and prevents it from wearing out.

Designer's notes

How does the new fabric affect the design of the Trigger?
The main difference between the new Cross Fiber Ripstop and the one used in previous generations is the ability to withstand stretching over time. The Cross Fiber fabric stretches about half as much, which allows us to design our kites with much more precision. Since we didn’t need to worry about the kite’s performance deteriorating due to extensive use, we concentrated on making much more radical designs for our kites, Trigger included.

Have you changed your designs since hydrofoiling has begun to pick up?
Definitely. Hydrofoils bring much steeper upwind angles into the game. This is one of the reasons we improved the upwind on the new Trigger, to work together with the angle of the foil instead of setting back the foil’s performance.

What is the difference between the 9th and 8th Gen Trigger?
The 8th Gen Trigger was sitting a bit back in the wind window, making it prone to back stalling. With the 9th Gen Trigger we made sure we improve the position of the kite in the window by meticulously fine tuning the bridles and maximizing the profiles.

The new Trigger is much more forward, providing better upwind, direct jumping and better depower.