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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2015
Brand: Blade
Size: 06m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
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Dedicated 3 strut wave fast turning wave kite

Designer goals (manufacturer text)

Making specific kites for specific disciplines is what we do best, which means it was only a matter of time before we came out with a wave dedicated kite. The new Skinny Boy is for surfers who like to ride with power and super-quick steering abilities.  Whether you go out strapless or with straps, you’ll find the Skinny Boy helps you charge any wave.

  • Highly Reactive and Fast Turning
  • Insta-Depower Feature
  • Efficient Low End Performance
  • High-Performance Drift
  • Quality Craftsmanship

Bar

Blade control bar 2014

Movie Skinny boy

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2015
Brand: Blade
Size: 06m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m
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 5 reviews on this product:

Blade Skinny Boy 2015 06m
Name:
MaurĂ­cio Pedreira 
Weight:
210 pounds - 98 kg  
Riding style:
wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 22 knots up to 40
Number of test sessions:
30 
Kite size:
06m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
windrange
 
LimitedWide
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
up wind
 
HardEasy
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
glide phase
 
ShortLong
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
durability
 
ShortLong
kitefinder.com - 08.01.2015 at 16:57 hour
Comments:
The Skinny boy 6m , is a impressive powerful wave kite for it's size . It is really good for me be able to use it in a wide range of wind , just depending in the volume of the board that I am using . With a big board and side off conditions I start use it with 20 knots and I am 98 kg; and with a low volume board I have been using it in 35 knots conditions . The kite is really fast , generates a lot of power , has instant power and depower , and keeps flying in the air when depowerd to aloud me to be free to do manoeuvres without be worried of the kite falling from the sky or pull me hard when I am hitting the lip . Has good relaunch and light bar felling . Pump it hard to get the best performance of it . For sure is a great kite for those who like to charge waves in stronger wind conditions ! 
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Blade Skinny Boy 2015 09m
Name:
MaurĂ­cio Pedreira 
Weight:
210 
Riding style:
wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 28
Number of test sessions:
50 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
windrange
 
LimitedWide
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
drift
 
HardSoft
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
up wind
 
HardEasy
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
glide phase
 
ShortLong
boost
 
SoftStrong
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 08.01.2015 at 16:31 hour
Comments:
I have been using the Skinny Boy for quite some time , and I really like the kite for surfing waves . It is fast , light , light bar pressure, has instant depower , lots of drift and good relaunch . Been a heavy rider I really appreciate the instant power and depower what aloud me to be using the same size of kite as lighter riders are using in the same condition . Other good thing is the possibility of adjust the bar throw . As I have long arms , this is great so I can really depower the kite when manoeuvring in the waves , the kite drifts and stay in the air just waiting to be powerd again . My advise is always be sure to pump hard the skinny boy , because he loves to fly like this , avoiding some unnecessary loss of stability.
For sure I would advise for those riders trying to push the wave riding to a higher level !  
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Blade Skinny Boy 2015 06m
Name:
stephan 
Weight:
figueiredo 
Riding style:
wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 20 knots up to 35
Number of test sessions:
15 
Kite size:
06m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
up wind
 
HardEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
drift
 
HardSoft
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 07.01.2015 at 18:39 hour
Comments:
I ride the Skinny Boy 6M on days the wind is above 25 knots. I use it for strapless kite surfing only. It is a very easy kite to manage on waves, and in any kite surfing condition as long as theres good wind. Relaunching this kite is very easy, therefore you evolve faster because you feel more comfortable in trying new things and letting the kite fall. This kite comes as close to feeling like you are surfing, it is so light, sometimes I forget it is there pulling me.

Very amazing kite!
 
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Blade Skinny Boy 2015 06m
Name:
stephan 
Weight:
figueiredo 
Riding style:
wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 20 knots up to 35
Number of test sessions:
15 
Kite size:
06m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
up wind
 
HardEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
drift
 
HardSoft
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 07.01.2015 at 18:38 hour
Comments:
I ride the Skinny Boy 6M on days the wind is above 25 knots. I use it for strapless kite surfing only. It is a very easy kite to manage on waves, and in any kite surfing condition as long as theres good wind. Relaunching this kite is very easy, therefore you evolve faster because you feel more comfortable in trying new things and letting the kite fall. This kite comes as close to feeling like you are surfing, it is so light, sometimes I forget it is there pulling me.

Very amazing kite! 
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Blade Skinny Boy 2015 09m
Name:
Stephan Figueiredo 
Weight:
150 
Riding style:
wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
20 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
durability
 
ShortLong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
drift
 
HardSoft
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
up wind
 
HardEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 07.01.2015 at 18:17 hour
Comments:
How i feel the kites when I ride.

This is a amazing kite for ride waves in any conditions  
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