We’re proud to introduce Blade’s new freestyle machine. This action packed C-kite has some serious grunt to propel you to new heights and help take your riding to new levels. At the essence of the design are the Sharp Contoured Wingtips, which effectively minimize the bridle system, making the kite very reactive to user input, but highly stable and forgiving to unwanted forces. Another great combo feature for freestyle and wakestyle riders alike is the ability to give explosive pop, but also continuous pull throughout the trick. This helps with stabilizing yourself throughout the trick and more importantly to offer a controlled and smooth landing.
• Explosive and consistently powerful
• 5 rigid struts for added stability and control
• Designed for high-end performance in all conditions
• Solid construction to withstand extreme crashes
• Bridle reduction wingtips for direct steering
Kite Sizes: 7 / 9 / 11 / 13
The Prime was a kite built mainly on the ability to unhook with limited force from the kite. This was the main concept behind it and that meant the profiles and AR had to work together and give limited power at all times. The Prime was a great kite for unhooking but did not have enough power to make it more than just a freestyle kite. The Mist's main fundamentals are to make sure there is a lot of power and constant pull at all times, especially when unhooking. We were able to do this by implementing the new RPG profile that gives the constant pull in throughout the whole window. This helps the rider remain stable and in control throughout the whole trick.
We know most of the power in a kite is generated in the center, so having a high aspect ratio (AR) kite is an advantage in those respects, but at the same time we wanted to make sure it is not super high because this decreases the stability in gusty conditions. That’s why the wingtip becomes drastically narrower. This curve in the wingtip gives the illusion of a small AR, providing quality turning and control characteristics. Also, the drastic curve in the wingtip has enabled us to design a minimal bridle system, which gives outstanding directness.
The bridle system is always a challenge on C-kites. The bridle’s main purpose is to provide support for the leading edge (LE) and decrease the size of the LE, which translates to a better turning kite. But for C-kites, you would like to have a short bridle system to provide more directness and stability. This year we had a major breakthrough in the design of the unique wingtips, which enabled us to further shorten the bridle system. It’s probably one of the shortest on the market! This combination provides outstanding directness and superb turning characteristics.