2017 Blade Skinny Boy – Wave kite
If you are looking to ride waves you will want to try the amazing 2nd Generation Skinny Boy from Blade Kiteboarding. This kite excels at all types of wave riding whether strapped or strapless. The MaxDrift feature provides great drift in classic side-off conditions to on-shore conditions. The new Blade Skinny Boy is more direct and agile than the previous Skinny Boy and allows you to maintain complete control of the kite during turns. The Insta Depower has been improved to enable effortless bottom turns. Blade kites are built extremely tough but lightweight for better performance and quicker relaunch. The Skinny Boy relauches quickly to get back up and out in the surf.
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.
A large range of depower and quick power generating ability, helps the kite turn on a dime without losing your speed and position on the wave.
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.
REDUCED BRIDLE SYSTEM
The innovative 4 point bridle system minimizes the size of the leading edge to minimum while maintaining the depower performance of a 3 point bridle system.
Full depower control is a key element to dynamic wave riding, giving the kitesurfer the ability to balance power, wave maneuverability, and direct feeling with the wave.
The power profile keeps the kite stable and in position while riding downwind. This is vital in almost all wave riding conditions.
EXTENDED SWEET SPOT
The wind range for this kite has been increased, so that you can enjoy maximum kite performance in multiple wind conditions.
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.
MAX FLOW INFLATION
Inflating 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.
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.