Trigger 8th GEN
All Around ProgressionKite size: 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 14
If you’re not familiar with the Trigger by now, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past 8 years. This multi-purpose kite has been grabbing riders’ attention for its pinpoint responsiveness, quickness, big air boosts and skill building performance. By combining efficient power delivery, amazingly fast turning and dynamic profile shape, the Trigger allows you to diversify your skill set. Quickly set it up with the all new max flow pump and you’re ready to jump, loop, speed ride, spin and grab, or just cruise. With the new Trigger, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one style. Just pick a time and a place and you’re guaranteed to enjoy an immediate adrenaline rush.
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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.
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.
Extended Sweet SpotThe wind range for this kite has been increased, so that you can enjoy maximum kite performance in multiple wind conditions.
Reflex RelaunchWhether 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.
Max Flow InflationInflating 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 PivotTurning 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.
Steep Profile ShapeA 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 ProfileThe 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.
Wave Performance SettingOptional wave setting positions the kite further in the edge of the window, allowing more depower, better drift characteristics and better upwind performance.
Bridle Attachment PointInternally 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.
Insignia TapeWe 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.
Dacron ComboMaking 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.
Teijin Techno ForceOur 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.
LE Closing SeamThe LE seam is sealed with three layers of stitching, double layered Insignia Tape reinforcement and a final protective Dacron seam.
Molded LE GuardsOur freshly designed molded LE guards are lighter, more aerodynamic and effectively protect the kite from all your outrageous wipeouts.
MAD 2 Air Flow SystemThe 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 Max FlowThe all new inflating system makes for a 44% quicker inflation to get you on the water as fast as possible.
Blade 2nd Gen XL PumpNew and improved pump. This new pump is more durable, has less shaft friction, has a built in pressure gauge and a slick design.
What makes the Trigger such a fun all-around kite?
Having a kite into its 8th year really helps us to tune it to perfection. We have been able to tune down each profile and each bridle so the kite performs to the best of its abilities.
We have powerful profiles in the center of the kite, with very quick profile at the ends to give that strong and agile feeling. The fairly short profile provides the direct feel that very few bridle kites have.
Maybe the most important feature is the small leading edge which gives the feeling of a fairly small kite in terms of handling but very strong in terms of performance.
How does the new Max Flow affect the design of the kite?
One of our main objectives this year was to utilize a new inflation system that will allow our kites to reach their maximum potential during each ride. We have had some problems with it in the past, so this year we took it up a notch and installed the new Max Flow inflation on all of our kites, along with a new Dacron that will make sure the kite gets inflated to high pressure.
The new Dacron is much less flexible so it makes the leading edge much stiffer. The Max Flow makes the inflation very easy and enables the kite to reach high pressures much more easily.
How do the wingtips influence the Trigger’s performance?
The wingtips have two important purposes: turning and preserving the arc shape of the kite.
Turning power, speed, control and stability are greatly influenced by the wingtip’s area. When a good balance between area and shape is found, the kite delivers superb reactive turning, while maintaining full control so you can perform the maneuver exactly like you intended to. The wingtips also preserve the arc of the kite, which is important for maintaining the shape for relaunch after a nasty wipeout.