OUR UNDERSTANDING OF TRUE PERFORMANCE IS NOT JUST RAW POWER OR SPEED - IT'S THE COMBINATION OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE KITES CHARACTERISTICS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HOW EASY IT IS TO ACCESS ITS FULL POTENTIAL.
The R1 V3 is derived from the very successful R1 V2. The race winning performance of the V2 is very easy to tap into which has made it the benchmark kite in the racing scene.
We have pulled out all the stops with the design of the V3, taking it to the next level without compromising accessibility to its supercharged performance.
The Leading Edge now benefits from Double Transversal Shaping creating a cleaner surface on the most important area of the aerofoil.
Our newly developed Internal Low-Drag Line Attachments reduce parasitic drag to a minimum without compromising strength.
Recalculated bridal line diameters reduce overall line drag by 14%.
The rib cross-ports have been maximized to improve internal airflow resulting in better inflation.
For the 15m-21m sizes the rib material specification has been updated to the lightest available on the market.
The result of these performance-enhancing features is a kite that creates less drag, which gives the hard-core racer:
- Better angles up and down wind
- Higher top end and lower bottom end range
- Lighter kite feeling, more responsive handling
- Increased stability in light wind conditions
- Quicker inflation
- Smaller packing sizes for easy traveling
To be hyper competitive in light winds we have added an 18m and 21m to the range.