Next on the list of cool changes, additions, etc. is what was just posted on my web site. Same info as below. http://mb.kiteridersllc.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2423
I've added Blade kites
to the line-up of kites that I'm offering and wanted to officially announce the addition today of Blade kites
to the Kiteriders family. I'm really stoked with this new addition and I have made a significant commitment with Blade Kites USA.
I have in stock all sizes of Triggers (5m, 7m, 9m, 10m, 12m and 14m), Primes (7m, 9m, 11m and 13m) and Fat lades (17m) and more coming in the future.
I've been spending a lot of time recently riding and testing the piss out of the 2013 Triggers
and 2013 Fat Lady Light Wind Kite
and as expected, they are awesome kites. I knew they would be great kites, but it's always fun to confirm. It took years for me to pull the "trigger" (excuse the pun), and I rode last years kites, but after talking with the US distributor, who I know well, it made sense for me to make this commitment for 2013 and beyond. Blade is a very dealer friendly company and I'm really stoked to offer the entire line-up of kites for 2013. Triggers, Primes and Fat Lady's. The 2013 Fat Lady
It's everything it's billed to be. For a light wind kite, it's very fast turning, drifts well, relaunches easy, goes upwind much better than last years Fat lady and if you saw me jumping this kite recently, you'd be impressed with the height and hang time. To be honest, I've not been a fan of light wind kites, but this kite is fun and has a ton of performance. I've been able to hold down the Fat lady and 14m Trigger well past other kites in the same size and yet the low end is extremely impressive on these kites. I'm becoming stoked again on riding in lighter winds. Oh yea, the Uni Bar is small in comparison to most which really makes the turning speed impressive. http://www.kiteridersllc.com/shoppingca ... cts_id=381The 2013 Trigger
This kite rocks. Fast turning, Rockets upwind, extremely stable, jumps big and easy relaunch. It also drifts really well which is really hard to find all these characteristics all in one kite. The Uni Bar is small which makes it even more impressive that the turning speed is as fast as it is and yet has great low end, fast turning and great high end. Usually something has to give and not sure yet what it is. I will be honest though that for pure wave riding, I still pull my 2012 SS Rally's, but next time out I will pull a Trigger to compare. I can't yet give that comparison with waves, but have had some insane twin tip sessions on the Triggers and Fat Lady's. http://www.kiteridersllc.com/shoppingca ... cts_id=382The 2013 Prime
The Prime compares closest to the SS RPM. It has a lot of the same look and similar feel as the RPM, but I haven't had enough time on it yet to give a full comparison. Compared to the Trigger, it does sit further back in the wind window, has more bar pressure and a little slower turning, hence it should be better for unhooked riding. Turns are also more arc like instead of pivot turns like the Triggers. http://www.kiteridersllc.com/shoppingca ... cts_id=383The 2013 Uni Bar
This bar is really simple and effective. I was a little nervous about the above bar cleat, but Blade uses by far the easiest to adjust cleat on the market, so that concern is completely gone. The bar has a lot of great features and the web site shows and explains all the features and benefits much better than I can here. http://bladekites.com/unibar
I'll be spending a lot of time at local and regional beaches this summer, so let me know if you would like a demo or if you have any questions. Take some time to look at the links as the Blade web site is impressive with great technical information.
Stay tuned for more cool things coming down the line. We're not done yet. It's going to be a fun year. http://bladekites.comhttp://www.kiteridersllc.com/shoppingca ... lter_id=36