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OVERVIEW

There is nothing average about the Trigger. Being around for 7 years, it has set a name for itself and a reputation – super responsive, quick, big air boosts and skill building performance for a wide range of riders.

With efficient power delivery and amazingly fast turning, the Trigger is truly a user friendly kite, making it an ideal choice for all level riders who don’t consider themselves just one type of rider. They like to have fun in whatever conditions the day brings.

A state of the art wingtip design and complex LE structure let’s you jump, loop, speed ride, spin and grab, or just cruise – there is no denying versatility is at the core of the Trigger design.

 

·       Super quick and responsive turning
·       Massive hangtime
·       Improved high end handling
·       Skill building for all level riders
·       Quality craftsmanship 

Kite sizes: 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 14

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INDICATOR

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PERFORMANCE

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.

Turning Axis - 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.

Steep Profile Shape

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

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.

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.

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.
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CONSTRUCTION

LE Closing Seam

The LE seam is sealed with three layers of stitching, double layered Insignia Tape reinforcement and a final protective Dacron seam.

Valve Reinforcements

Additional valve reinforcements were added to firmly fix the patch to the bladder. One from below and one from above. We’ve also purpose-designed a new bladder adhesive to suit the unique requirements of kite construction.

Teijin Techno Force

Our top of the line Techno Force canopy material has been a mainstay of our product line for 4 years and has proven to be superior to anything else on the market.

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.

Molded LE Guards

Molded LE guards are lighter, more aerodynamic and effectively protect the kite from all your outrageous wipeouts.

Insignia Tape

We know you like to ride hard. That’s why the Trigger has 25% more Insignia Tape in the delicate areas surrounding the LE. You can be confident this kite will endure even the toughest impact.

Dacron 160HPE

Unique Dacron material used for the leading edge, struts and tips is considerably lighter, but efficiently stronger - thanks to our tried-and-tested, innovative box threading design, which has a more rigid construction and allows for a tighter weave.

MAD 2 Air Flow System

The specially-designed valve pieces on the Trigger’s one-pump system are 100% foolproof. Trust us, you’ll be pumped up and ready to ride in no time!
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TECH SPEC

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DESIGNER'S Q&A

What are the differences between the 6th and 7th Generation Triggers?

The biggest design change in the new Trigger is the sharper and edgier wingtip structure. This helps to regulate airflow over the kite much more efficiently, enhancing two major kite performance parameters: turning and stabilizing. You might be shocked by the way the new Trigger turns effortlessly and smoothly, as if it has small shock absorbers.  The new wingtip design has also improved kite performance in less than perfect weather conditions, giving you more control and efficient kite performance.


What design feature is responsible for the Trigger's unique turn?

Two design features combined enable the Trigger to turn the way it does: the sharp wingtips and the precise bridle.

Although these are two different aspects of the kite, they must be compatible with one another and work together to achieve the desired effect. The bridle needs to be meticulously measured to give stability and support throughout the turn, but it also has aid the wingtip in making it reactive. The wingtip regulates how sharply and quickly the kite turns, but also influences control of the kite, which is projected through the bridles.

At every moment in time, all aspects of the kite influence one another at some capacity. Finding the exact balance to maximize performance is the true essence of kite design.
 

How do the wingtips influence the kite's performance?

The wingtips have two important missions: 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 exact maneuver you intended.

The wingtips also preserve the arc of the kite, important to maintaining the shape for relaunch after a nasty wipeout.

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