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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby Telekiter » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:23 pm

Trying to tempt me since you know I'm keen on a 12 Trigger, are ya :)

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby L0KI » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:55 pm

Telekiter wrote:Trying to tempt me since you know I'm keen on a 12 Trigger, are ya :)


The new bags are much bigger and better. I like the new bag as much as the good old duffel types we used to get 6-7 years ago. The new Triggers are are better in every aspect I can think of, than the 2010 Triggers I was on. And I thought the 2010's were so good that I didn't think they should change anything.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby rodeoclown » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:19 pm

Scrambles wrote:I'm still looking forward to trying out the new 2012 Blade gear. I've got the 2011 Triggers right now and really enjoy riding them, but I'm somewhat looking forward to trying out the new primes more. Just because I hear they are a tad bit easier to do unhooked tricks on.

Here's a video I found of the 2012 9m Trigger, I can't find a video of the prime.


a vid of the prime...it looks like it can really whip you around

http://youtu.be/_vY90nclQ0E?hd=1

[youtube]http://youtu.be/_vY90nclQ0E?hd=1[/youtube]

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby Tiago1973 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:48 pm

i´ve got the fat lady, trigger 2011 and and the prime 2012

horses for courses and i love the 2011 bags, not so much the 2012s!

bag is just a bag and where i think blade should improve is on the bar, sub-par when i look to others.

still getting used to the prime, just a couple of days on it but definitly is not a easy plug and play kite as the trigger, at least not for me but then i´m just a wk-end-lousy-rider. I find k-loops easier on the prime, un-hook my arms are not pulled from my shoulders and got more time to hook back in, everything else the Trigger feels better/easier.

on a last note i think the fat lady to be a fantastic kite, don´t think i will ever sell it.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby calibra » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:36 am

one more video from Blade Prime and Blade Deuce...


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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby calibra » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:50 pm

2012 Website online at http://www.bladekites.com

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby Motion » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:48 pm

Can anyone provide close up photos of Pads and straps? Also some photos of board bottom shapes? tnx

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby turfAndsurf » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:34 pm

calibra wrote:2012 Website online at http://www.bladekites.com


That website still needs some work, the one vid is not working, I don't like that the when you tried to read more about the kite text goes behind the vertical nav bar, keep in contained and it should give access to previous kites, manual, etc..

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby skinnergy » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:24 am

Really like the website... needs a bit tweaking but the info is there and the design is refreshing.

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Re: Blade Kites 2012

Postby AF1 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:11 am

took possession of my new 2012 Blade Sanchez today. Super stoked to get out and use it.

Just need the wind to play fair now :naughty:
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