Best TS Lightwind 2015 Kite Review
The TS Lightwind from Best is more than just a kite that gets you going in marginal winds. It is a lively and dynamic machine with excellent freeride potential. It is the kind of kite that gets you first on the water and keeps you there as long as you want, but it also allows you perform all sorts of tricks, such as big airs, with ease. And it’s also very user friendly.
As the guys at Best say, the new TS LW is a lightwind kite that provides the power and speed to jump high or do unhooked wakestyle tricks even in the lightest breeze. In simple words, it is an all-round lightwind machine. The kite features an open-c platform which combines solid power delivery with accurate control and provides superior flight stability.
The slight swept profile boosts the kite’s upwind ability and keeps it easy to handle even if the wind picks up. The five strut design enhances stability and improves steering. It gives you the impression that you drive a smaller kite. The ride optimized geometry improves the kite’s overall aerodynamic performance. A reactive micro bridle is used to provide direct and accurate handling and a precise feedback.
Even if the TS Lightwind is designed for marginal winds, it is very agile and turns quickly. The four line system assures precise and clean handling at all times. The kite can boost big airs and delivers an impressive lift. It is perfect for cruising or throwing tricks.
Best RP Bar
The RP Bar is one of the safest 4 line control systems on the market. It features a fully adjustable depower system for any rider and any riding style and a one handed emergency safety.
- Sub 10 kg release pressure at any load with one hand
- Push-to-release activation for maximum safety
- Pinless push-to-release safety mini leash
- Integrated back line trim
- Custom designed suede bar grip
- Clam cleat depower
- Delrin inserts
- Pro-cuff QR
15m: 6-18 knots
17m: 6-18 knots