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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2016
Brand: Blade
Size: 05m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

All-round rider

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

If you’re not familiar with the Trigger by now, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past 8 years. This multi-purpose kite has been grabbing riders’ attention for its pinpoint responsiveness, quickness, big air boosts and skill building performance. By combining efficient power delivery, amazingly fast turning and dynamic profile shape, the Trigger allows you to diversify your skill set. Quickly set it up with the all new max flow pump and you’re ready to jump, loop, speed ride, spin and grab, or just cruise. With the new Trigger, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one style. Just pick a time and a place and you’re guaranteed to enjoy an immediate adrenaline rush.

Control bar

blade control bar 2016

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2016
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 3 reviews on this product:

Blade Trigger 2016 10m
Name:
Fran├žois 
Weight:
95 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 19
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
drift
 
HardSoft
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
glide phase
 
ShortLong
price quality
 
PoorGreat
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
up wind
 
HardEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
durability
 
ShortLong
kitefinder.com - 27.04.2016 at 15:06 hour
Comments:
A very average kite. The fabric seems to be cheap and not really at the level expected from a renowned brand. Plenty of small issues, the grip of the bar is deteriorating very fast, after few use only it started to get worn. The velcro strap to attach the depower line got away after 2 session.  
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Blade Trigger 2016 12m
Name:
Frank 
Weight:
64 Kg 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
boost
 
SoftStrong
windrange
 
LimitedWide
lift
 
GradualExplosive
durability
 
ShortLong
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
drift
 
HardSoft
glide phase
 
ShortLong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 11.11.2015 at 18:48 hour
Comments:
The Trigger 8th Gen is a really great All-Round Kite. Like the 7th Gen it is a very direct, fast and powerful kite that does it all.
Compared to the 7th Gen the 8th Gen is more stable in the air that is an advantage in gusty conditions and more efficient. The new valve makes inflating and deflating very comfortable. 
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Blade Trigger 2016 10m
Name:
Jerome 
Weight:
70kg 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 28
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
durability
 
ShortLong
price quality
 
PoorGreat
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 09.11.2015 at 15:44 hour
Comments:
I went to brazil for 2 weeks with a 7m and 10m Trigger 2016.
My first remark will be about the new fat inflate valve (same than liquid force). This is just a amazing pleasure and once you have pump 2 times with this valve it's impossible to turn back to old system! As far as you are able to not loose the adapter.

About flying skill 2016 trigger stay in the feeling of 2015 Blade trigger which is perfect for an all around kite freeride, freestyle unhooked and wave with the wave setting bridle.
2016 trigger has a better high wind range than the 2015. Jump hangtime on the 10m is very good for oldschool.
If you try it in wave strapless, trigger is amazing and very reactive. with the wave setting you have a better drift. only tiny problem is that it's pulling too strong when you change side passing the kite via Zenith. then with strapless you can feel you are lifted. Problem which doesn't exist on the Blade Skinny Boy :).
 
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