The 2005 Rapture concept is the product of an evolution that far surpasses other kites in terms of safety, performance and simplicity. The Rapture combines the best of Windwing's kite features, including near 100% de-power on demand AND rear-line auto-relaunch capabilities. The Rapture also has the quick turning speed of a medium-aspect, wth the lift and boost of an extreme high-aspect kite -- all in one complete package.
The wind range is dramatically improved on the Rapture in part because the front towpoints are moved forward relative to the center of effort, and positioned much higher than on a traditional 'inverted U' kite. This front towpoint configuration allows nearly 100% de-power in a 'sheeted-out' control bar position similar to the S.A.F.E. system found on the Windwing Rage II, without extra lines, bridles or battens.