There are few kites on the planet for which almost every kiter has a story to tell. The Blade is one of those kites. Developed over six generations and still continuing, no other land kite can offer the same solidity of power, exceptional stability, and most importantly, limitless fun.
The sixth incarnation of the Blade has once again built on its pure foundations of power to refine the design and further increase the delivery of everything that this brand has been known for. This is no kiddy-kite, the Blade is a serious piece of kit for the serious kiter.
The Blade's high aspect ratio, swept plan form creates a fast crisp turn rate, which combined with a monstrously powerful aerofoil creates insane lift and float, yet it retains the stability loved by all Blade flyers. The kite’s thin profile is fast and efficient. This efficiency is aided by a high cell count coupled with internal V ribs to support the profile. These V ribs also reduce the amount of bridle, which minimise the drag in the kite, whilst keeping the wing shape smooth and aerodynamically efficient.
HIGH CELL COUNT
Ram air kites are built in a cellular style, with ribs to shape the aerofoil connecting a top skin and bottom skin. The more cells, the more accurately the aerofoils shape is created. The Blade has a thin aerofoil design and is made up of 30 cells. Compared to the average 15 of an intermediate kite, the extra cells keep the aerofoil shape accurately defined, making it very fast and powerful.
LEADING EDGE GAUZE
Flexifoil Ram Air Kites pioneered and continue to use Leading Edge Gauze as standard over our inlets. This gives our kites the ability to have a relatively large vent size for excellent stability, yet maintains a clean entry shape to the foil for performance. This clean LE gives a range of peak performance characteristics over both low and high angles of attack, enabling good inflation. This gives you great handling characteristics and clean aerodynamic lines with the great blend of stability and high performance you expect from Flexifoil.
Minimal Bridling and V-Ribs go together to increase performance. External Bridling – transfers the load from all aerodynamic forces through the flying lines into the pilot’s hands to support the kite as well as possible. The more support via bridle lines you put into the kite, the more it supports the canopy. The Blade is balanced between getting the best possible support and reducing the drag as much as possible.
CROSS PORT VENTING
Each rib has cross port vents which are small through-let channels allowing air to move between the cells to inflate the Blade with optimum consistency. When the kite turns fast or on initial inflation to launch, as soon as there is some air in the kite it spreads through the kite evenly and as quickly as possible
- Blade kite canopy + triple A bridle adjuster
- Kite storage bag
Please note, this kite does not come with a bar, handles or lines as standard. You will need to buy these separately.
Flexifoil recommend Pro-Link Handles (with safety) and 2 x 250kg, 2 x 200kg, 25m 4-Line Set with all sizes of the Blade Kite.
100% customer satisfaction is incredibly important to us. If for whatever reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase then you can return your purchase within 90 days from 14 May 2017 and receive a full refund. Returned products may be used but must be complete, undamaged and include all and any free accessories. The refund does not include the cost of the return delivery to Flexifoil International and you must retain proof of return delivery in the event Flexifoil International does not receive the returned product(s).