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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2014
Brand: Blade
Size: 05m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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3 Strut allround performance SLE kite

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Back again for the 6th year in a row, the Trigger is once again packed with all the quality characteristics it is known for. Big air boosting, amazing wave performance and skill building attributes make this all around kite an optimal choice for energetic and lively riders. At the core of the design is super quick turning and efficient power delivery, making the Trigger a truly user friendly kite. An 8m is added to this year’s lineup due to popular demand and the 12 -14m range has undergone LE refinement for improved low-end capabilities. The smaller sized kites benefit from added stability for gustier wind conditions, while packing enough speed and agility to keep you ripping in all extreme conditions! With a unique profile shape and complex LE design, the Trigger has amazing versatility for kiteboarders of all styles and levels.

Features

  • Super quick and responsive turning
  • Massive hangtime
  • Efficient Low end Performance
  • Adjustable Wave setting
  • Quality craftsmanship

Characteristic indicator

Flying key point trigger

Bar

Blade control bar 2014

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2014
Brand: Blade
Size: 05m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 19m + 4m extensions
Bar length: 44cm-52cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 6 reviews on this product:

Blade Trigger 2014 09m
Name:
Amit Perry 
Weight:
80kg 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
more than 50 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
glide phase
 
ShortLong
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 28.04.2014 at 00:53 hour
Comments:
For me the Trigger is the perfect all-around kite! It doesn't matter if I'm going out for a freestyle, freeride or wave session, that kite deliver it. Not many kites out there which you can enjoy every style of riding with them like you do with the Trigger. This one is a real fun-factor machine.  
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Blade Trigger 2014 07m
Name:
Julie 
Weight:
115 lb. 
Riding style:
allround, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 18 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
07m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
price quality
 
PoorGreat
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
durability
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
drift
 
HardSoft
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 24.04.2014 at 19:19 hour
Comments:
The Blade Trigger is by far my favorite kite on the market. Super responsive, but not twitchy - very predictable. Likes to hang out nicely when you don't give it much input, but with a little input quickly accelerates. Awesome all-around kite, and great in waves with the wave setting.

Unibar is super easy to use, very comfortable, and has a hassle-free quick release.

For a small lady, this kite is awesome. Feel super comfortable pushing the boundaries & trying new tricks. Pulls nice & smooth so I can feel comfortable on the water in any conditions.  
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Blade Trigger 2014 05m
Name:
Pike Harris 
Weight:
150 
Riding style:
wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 25 knots up to 35
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
05m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
up wind
 
HardEasy
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
glide phase
 
ShortLong
windrange
 
LimitedWide
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 24.04.2014 at 16:55 hour
Comments:
The Trigger 5m is really cool. You would think since the trigger already turns very quick that the 5m would be almost out of control turning speed but its not. It is very smooth and makes the nuclear day seem not as challenging/dangerous/scary. I had no problem going down the line on waves, hold the kite in one position and simply pump to get 5-6ft of air on a wave.  
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Blade Trigger 2014 10m
Name:
Pike Harris 
Weight:
150 
Riding style:
wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 18 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
50 
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
up wind
 
HardEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
boost
 
SoftStrong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
windrange
 
LimitedWide
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
lift
 
GradualExplosive
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 29.01.2014 at 18:57 hour
Comments:
I have used this kite in all conditions. Light, windy, flat to double overhead waves, side shore, onshore, side-on and off.

Some things that I think are great are great about the Trigger is its quick reaction with low bar pressure. From a kitesurfing perspective this is perfect for last minute positioning of the kite in the waves.

The relaunch is so easy in the surf as well. I've never had to release my kite when a wave comes because I'm able to relaunch it in a matter of seconds before the set comes crashing into it.

I think this kite works best in onshore and side-off wind conditions. When its onshore you can set the control bridle to "wave mode" which allows your kite to point a little further upwind. This is great to get outside and turn up the face of the wave. Also in side-off with the "wave mode setting" your able to get deeper on the wave and not pulled down the line so much, allowing for tight turns in the pocket.

This is by far my favorite kite. Ive rode slingshot RPMs and Liquid force Ckites and this SLE does the trick for all my needs.  
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Blade Trigger 2014 10m
Name:
Paul Campbell 
Weight:
80 
Riding style:
allround, wave  
Years of experience:
10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 28
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
glide phase
 
ShortLong
up wind
 
HardEasy
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
drift
 
HardSoft
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 29.01.2014 at 18:23 hour
Comments:
I really love this kite. Its a do it all kite for me with the best bar i have used and really smooth power delivery. When you factor in the slightly price over some of the most expensive brands its very impressive. Perfect for beginners , wave riders and as a do it all well rounded high quality kite..  
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Blade Trigger 2014 07m
Name:
Nir Nehoray 
Weight:
63 
Riding style:
wave, big-air  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 40
Number of test sessions:
more then 50 
Kite size:
07m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
boost
 
SoftStrong
drift
 
HardSoft
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 16.01.2014 at 08:36 hour
Comments:
The Trigger 7m and 9m are the ultimate kites for me , wherever i go.. flat water,choppy and even the winter storms here in Israel . the wind range is unbelievable!! i didn't get yet to the upper end... 40 k and it feels great and safe!



 
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