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 Post subject: Re: Blade Kites, 2013 here we come
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:03 pm 
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Finally a new bar!
What about that swivel? It seems like its out of reach from the rider... I hope it "lasts me long time".


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 Post subject: Re: Blade Kites, 2013 here we come
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:11 pm 
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So the Sanchez and Deuce board have different flex and rocker but the same outline this year?

ou and i hope they keep the soft version of the pads from last year. The stiffer one they have now are way to stiff for my taste. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Blade Kites, 2013 here we come
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:37 pm 
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some pictures from the Blade Trigger...

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Kites, 2013 here we come
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:17 am 
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i have had the luck of receiving 2 pre production triggers for testing this year, a 7m and a 9m.

i have tried a lot of kites this year and the Trigger is the kite that has impressed me the most, i would have to say it is probably the best all round kite i have ever ridden! most all round kites just do "OK" in all the catagories, the Trigger does it all well.

The kite is very fast and stable, low end is good. Jumps are surprisingly big and floaty for 3 strut kite, it really rips you off the water well. Yank on the some depower and the kite also unhooks pretty bloody well.

after 15 minutes on the kite i felt very comfortable and my repetore tricks all nailed, i think this kite will be a big kite for Blade this year. The kite also feels very light with just enough dacron to be strong, its holding up well to abusive crashes and surf rinse cycles.

Unfortunately i have not had the new bar and have been flying the kites on the 2012 bar, from the pics i have seen it looks very nice with a completely new CL and bar shape. They have also moved away from the "Y" in the flying lines as you can see from the swivel, this should improve the kite ever so slightly from what i have seen in other kites that have made the switch.


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 Post subject: Re: Blade Kites, 2013 here we come
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:17 pm 
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hey
i also had chance to try the 2013 trigger size 9,wind ~20k.
Great kite!
- very good construction.
- i think the graphics is cool!!!

- good turning speed , direct feeling-the kite is agile !
- good upwind ability .
- the new bar is so nice , and i like the bar pressure .
- very good hangtime.
- easy to relaunch the kite
- very stable.
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 Post subject: Re: Blade Kites, 2013 here we come
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Blade Fat Lady 2º Generation

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Blade Prime 5º Generation

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Blade Trigger 5º Generation

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Blade Uni Bar

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Kites, 2013 here we come
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:56 pm 
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Show us how the release of your bar works! A picture of the loop released will do


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 Post subject: Re: Blade Kites, 2013 here we come
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:17 am 
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sorry Pete, but for now i don´t have any picture with the loop released, as soon as i get one picture of that, i will put in here

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Kites, 2013 here we come
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:56 pm 
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That prime looks great, Are those different coloured panels or prints?


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 Post subject: Re: Blade Kites, 2013 here we come
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:25 am 
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there is only one colour/print for each kite, except the Fat lady, that you can have in blue or red :thumb:


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