Anyone? How's the kite? It looks pretty nice and easy to fly. I'm curious about depower, relaunch and stability. And the price. It is cheaper that strut kites? I never used a strutless kite before.
RRD Emotion MKI 2014 Kite Review
The strutless kite design has become an expanding kite in kiteboarding. That is why the RRD team has created the Emotion MKI, a no strut kite that delivers all terrain and all-round performance in a compact and user friendly package. The Emotion is light, easy to use, and simple and has a 30% smaller volume than a conventional 3 strut kite when packed.
With the RRD Emotion MKI you can travel the world easier and more comfortable. This strutless kite is very compact when packed and offers the same reliable and efficient performance like a three strut machine. It is a kite that offers excellent freestyle, wave and freeride performance.
It has a direct feel, it can boost very well and turns quickly, plus that it is stable and offers you plenty hangtime. Stability is actually one of the challenges that the RRD team had to overcome when developing the kite. They used an aerodynamic and super steady leading edge design to do that.
The straight trailing edge with double canopy construction also improves stability in gusts and overpowered conditions and prevents stall and flutter. A clean bridle system is used to ensure accurate control and allow you enjoy the ride rather than focusing on steering the kite.
The kite is quickly filled with air via an oversized single inflating valve. To pack the kite you just need to deflate the leading edge and roll the kite. It’s fast and easy. The Emotion MKI is crafted using double rip stop canopy fabric, double reinforcements on each leading edge panel and silicon cap covers for bridle attachments.
Global Bar V6
The Global Bar V6 is a versatile and intuitive control system. It is designed based on the idea that the control bar represents for the kiter what the cockpit represents for the plane pilot. It uses a simple design that works perfectly.
- Adjustable width
- Composite glass and carbon structure
- Sanded grip
- Double chamber hollow tube for de-power rope and safety line
- Original Clamcleat
- 2 PARTS ONLY chicken loop safety release system
- Rotoring system for line untwist
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