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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Blade
Size: 05m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

Allround

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The immensely popular Trigger has been widely acclaimed for almost a decade, and rightly so. With massive hang time, remarkable agility and pinpoint responsiveness, the Trigger goes far and beyond what you might expect from your average all-around kite.

As if it wasn’t enough, this year we made the Trigger even more exciting by moving it closer to the window’s edge, meaning you can jump higher than ever, loop, spin, grab and still enjoy maximum stability while doing it. Don’t just go for your usual tricks, though. Our all new double-strength cross-fiber canopy encourages you to conquer those elusive high-complexity tricks without worrying about the kite wearing out. Whether you just started to ride or you’re a 15-year veteran, the Trigger is the perfect all-around kite to help you push yourself and reach new heights. Literally.

Package includes: kite, bag, pump and repair kit.

Features

  • Big air boosts
  • Improved stability
  • Skill building for all levels

Extra designers note

How does the new fabric affect the design of the Trigger?
The main difference between the new Cross Fiber Ripstop and the one used in previous generations is the ability to withstand stretching over time. The Cross Fiber fabric stretches about half as much, which allows us to design our kites with much more precision. Since we didn’t need to worry about the kite’s performance deteriorating due to extensive use, we concentrated on making much more radical designs for our kites, Trigger included.

Have you changed your designs since hydrofoiling has begun to pick up?
Definitely. Hydrofoils bring much steeper upwind angles into the game. This is one of the reasons we improved the upwind on the new Trigger, to work together with the angle of the foil instead of setting back the foil’s performance.

What is the difference between the 9th and 8th Gen Trigger?
The 8
th Gen Trigger was sitting a bit back in the wind window, giving it a more grunty feel. With the 9th Gen Trigger we made sure we improve the position of the kite in the window by meticulously fine tuning the bridles and maximizing the profiles.
The new Trigger is much more forward, providing better upwind, direct jumping and better depower.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
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 2 reviews on this product:

Blade Trigger 2017 10m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
lift
 
GradualExplosive
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
boost
 
SoftStrong
up wind
 
HardEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 23.05.2017 at 22:05 hour
Comments:
Blade Trigger 10m on a twin tip in 14/18 knots of wind. The most interesting thing I noticed was its's pop/lift/boost whatever you gonna call it. Downloop and just edge your board. :-) you will see! The stability was better than the hydrofoil low wind session, but again in the conditions of today I really felt what's the Blade Trigger all about. * Performance power, *Playful kite steering, *Rigid frame and that translates in a direct bar feel and direct pop. So performance freestyle oriented. But that's not all, liked the mid-air transitions. The Trigger could hold my 91kg really well.  
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Blade Trigger 2017 10m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 9 knots up to 15
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
drift
 
HardSoft
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kitefinder.com - 18.05.2017 at 21:56 hour
Comments:
I know the Blade trigger is an allround freestyle kite. Still, I had a great session with the 10 on a hydrofoil! Yes, you can ride everything on a hydrofoil and this fast turning Trigger kite generate great lift in even 10-12 knots, steers fast & playful with a great low end. It was really fun for freeride hydrofoiling. Other kitesurfers barely riding with 17m kites and a twin tip. This Blade trigger 10m did the job. Stability and the relaunch was so so. Relaunch was only possible in the old school way (pull the front lines & swim towards the kite). But again, this kite is made for high end winds. So thats gonna be the next test. Still, again I was surprised by the great & playful foil session with this Blade Trigger. 
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