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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: Blade
Size: 05m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Designers goals (manufacturer text)

This year we're celebrating 10 years from the day Trigger was presented to the kitesurfing community. In these 10 years, we have learned a lot about you and about ourselves. Thanks to your embrace, your loyalty and yes – also your criticism, we have been able to bring you a better kite each year, tweaking the features that were most important to our riders. For the Trigger's 10th gen we kept all the core characteristics that have been a crowd favorite from day one – agility, quick turning, massive hangtime – and added a little something extra for each kite size. For example, for the 7m we added stability in high winds. The 9m has been beefed up with even more hangtime and the 14m received extra power on the low end.  

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
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: 52cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Blade Trigger 2018 12m
Name:
Peter 
Weight:
80kg 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
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user friendly
 
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low end
 
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high end
 
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kitefinder.com - 15.07.2018 at 18:33 hour
Comments:
The Blade Trigger is a great kite for riders who like a fast, responsive and big boosting kite. The Trigger boosts huge when powered up and kite loops are smooth and fast. Hang time is also great. The Blade Trigger is really fast turning and a lot of fun to ride. It rockets up wind easily and is very user friendly.

The bar pressure is fairly light but you can always feel where the kite is. The Trigger works well for basic unhooked tricks but as I don't do handle passes I can't comment on that aspect of its performance.

Due to its speed and fast turning I have no doubt that the Trigger would work well in the waves. I have only ridden it in onshore conditions and it felt very capable for hitting up a the waves too.

So who is the Blade Trigger for? The vast majority of riders would be very happy on a Trigger, right from beginners to advanced riders who mainly ride hooked in. If you are focused on unhooked tricks or pure wave riding there are probably better suited kites but as an all round offering, you can't go wrong with a Trigger. 
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