The Raptures are amazing!!... When you see it you will notice the difference... I have the 9,12,15 They are all great...
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Dumps power more than any other kite
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Built for tough conditions
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Taper leading edge segments and struts (Full curved Leading edge)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ High Projected area
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Amazing range
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 5 Struts (Easy to pump)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 4 lines...No 5th line to wrap around kite (Happened to me several times...swim in) Was looking for a kite like this to replace High AR.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Rear relaunch. No extra bridals (Super Clean) Just pigtails
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ No Battens
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Go upwind like nuts
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Stiff Leading Edge
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Fast turning!
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Can pull it back in the window with back line tension, if desired.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 2 front tow point options.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Qualities of a High AR and Mid in same kite. Like High AR with clipped wingtips...
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Nothing else like it... Smart Kites
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Designer Bill Hansen on safety, performance and inovation!!
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Excellent price
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Great service and Forum
Had a blast on the 9 in high winds. Had a great time in 8 foot swells and 3-4 foot surf... Bottom turns... downloops... Super fast relaunch... Kite loops... Boosting and all... Same for the 12... The 15 is so fast turning for it's size...
What more can I say... Read more here and try them out:
Have fun Colby... I will try the 18 soon...
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