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Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2019
Brand: Blade
Size: 17m
Type: SLE
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Designers Goals (manufacturer text)

The Fat Lady has been leading the light wind kiteboarding for over 8 years.  She’s got more power than ever, which is delivered with handling that is as crisp and direct as you would expect from a smaller sized kite. And because of her responsiveness, the fat Lady pops even with her considerable size. Combine that with the hangtime of a big kite and you can throw everything from immense old school to low, technical freestyle in the type of wind that you would normally have trouble just staying upwind.

  • REFLEX RELAUNCH

    Whether the kite dives onto the water or tumbles through the waves, it doesn’t matter. The exclusive kite design forces the wingtips out of the water and to the edge of the window. Virtually no work is needed to get back up and riding.
  • MID PIVOT

    Turning axis is generated along the LE between center strut and wingtip, resulting in efficient balance between turning speed and power delivery. This is a key performance feature for all-around kites.
  • DYNAMIC PROFILE

    The profile shape from the leading to the trailing edge changes as you move from the center out towards the wingtips. This rider-conscious design provides the optimal performance characteristics for the different stages of flight.
  • ULTRA THIN LE

    Surprisingly, the diameter of the LE is nearly the same diameter as the Trigger 12m! This design characteristic drastically reduces drag forces, making this light wind kite impressively quick and responsive.

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Details:

Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2019
Brand: Blade
Size: 17m
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: No
Oh shit handles: No

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