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TRIGGER

6TH GEN
All-Around Progression

MIST

NEW
Freestyle / Wakestyle

FAT LADY

2ND GEN
Light Wind

DEUCE

4th Gen
Freestyle / Wakestyle

SANCHEZ

3rd gen
Advanced Progression

UNIBAR

 
 

OVERVIEW

Back again for the 6th year in a row, the Trigger is once again packed with all the quality characteristics it is known for. Big air boosting, amazing wave performance and skill building attributes make this all around kite an optimal choice for energetic and lively riders. At the core of the design is super quick turning and efficient power delivery, making the Trigger a truly user friendly kite. An 8m is added to this year’s lineup due to popular demand and the 12 -14m range has undergone LE refinement for improved low-end capabilities. The smaller sized kites benefit from added stability for gustier wind conditions, while packing enough speed and agility to keep you ripping in all extreme conditions! With a unique profile shape and complex LE design, the Trigger has amazing versatility for kiteboarders of all styles and levels.

  • Super quick and responsive turning
  • Massive hangtime
  • Efficient Low end Performance
  • Adjustable Wave setting
  • 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

How do you decide on what to change after 5 years the Trigger has been out?

When any kite is out on the market for a number of years, it forms some type of personality and gains a reputation of some sort. If the reputation of the kite is good and the customers come back with good feedback, it’s always wise to preserve that personality in the new design of the kite. This past year we’ve reached a great balance between power, turning speed and ease of flying. The comments that have been coming back from various beaches around the world have been very positive and so we didn’t want to change something that our customers have already grown to love and get familiar with. On the other hand, there is always room to improve. For the bigger sized kites, we felt they could use a little more power and better performance in low-end conditions. The smaller sized kites were tweaked along the bridle to be less twitchy and gusty conditions. We have also added an 8m to the line-up, which is great for those who need a compromise between a 7m and 9m!

What will the rider feel the difference with the Trigger this year?

For the smaller sized kites, we have modified the bridles so there is better airflow along the kite. This is good for stronger conditions where the bar can sometimes get jittery from bumps (also called pockets) in the wind. For the bigger sized kites we have made a stronger static profile so the riders will be able to begin kiting about 1 knot earlier and the sweet spot will begin about 2 knots earlier. 

What are some of the fundamental and technical differences between wave and standard settings?

The standard setting is recommended for most riders. This is the setting where the kite is most stable and gives maximum directness in relation to power. The wave setting changes a few of the characteristics of the kite. When in this setting, you will feel the kite position more forward in the window which increases depower range, drifts better and better upwind performance, but at the same time the turning of the kite is less direct and a bit less stable. This is why we recommend standard setting for most cases but wave setting can work well in the waves and stronger conditions.

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