Our tagline in 2020 was “As light as a one strut, with the stability of 3 struts”. How do you improve on that? Simple, make the Flite lighter again, and refine the air foil for even more get up and go in light to marginal winds.
The refined wing tip shape provides more lift and steering control for those days when you’re exploring low wind riding limits, while at the same delivering smooth power when the wind increases.
The Flite offers dynamic lightwind performance. An excellent companion for all riding styles and board types. Twintips, directionals and foil boards, the Flite’s tight, snappy turns, big lofty jumps, forgiving kite loops and effortless water relaunch will get you on the water and riding before the rest.
Truly the best of breed in terms lightweight (20% lighter than most dacron kites) with high performance handling, and unmatched light wind performance. The Flite HL is for riders looking for a no-compromise, fast, efficient light wind and freeride performer.
It’s no secret that removing struts from kites means a compromise in performance – the reduction in weight improves light wind capabilities but the downside is reduced stability and poor top-end performance. With an ALUULA reinforced airframe, there is no longer a need to compromise…
Coming in 20% lighter than most kites, the reduction in weight and increase in strength of this airframe means you can retain all three struts and still enjoy the light wind benefits you’d get from a no-strut or one-strut kite, as well as the expansive usable wind range that comes with having a three-strut kite. The evenly balanced weight distribution of the three struts and the light leading edge deliver remarkable resistance to back stall and luffing if you overshoot the kite or find yourself in a lull.
Precision curved to match the airfoil profile, the ALUULA reinforced airframe is highly tuned to take full advantage of the unique properties of this cutting-edge composite material which is sewn using super-tough Quad Lock stitching, designed specifically for ALUULA.
Simply put: the ALUULA reinforced three-strut airframe delivers the best handling in ALL conditions.
Precision curved to match the airfoil profile, the HL airframe is highly tuned to take full advantage of the unique properties of this cutting-edge composite material which is sewn using super-tough Quad Lock stitching, designed specifically for ALUULA.
The HL-Series Flite features a high aspect ratio to produce greater lift and while generating less drag for a kite that lifts you windward.
Creating a light wind performance kite is no easy task… The HL-Series Flite contains a wide arc and large projected area to produce as much power per square meter as possible.
Inspired by the Rise, The Flite's wing tips have been completely redesigned for 2022. This new shape provides even more lift and control when the kite is positioned low and at the edge of the wind window.
Used specifically on the shaping seams of struts, Quad Lock delivers more than twice the strength of standard strut seam constructs, and was another innovation specifically tailored for the ALUULA airframe kites.
A band of ALUULA 82 gsm composite runs from wing tip to wing tip along the connection seam between the canopy and leading edge. With twice the tensile strength of the underlying Dacron leading edge fabric, the ALUULA strip also stiffens the Dacron leading increasing the Modulus (resistance to stretching while under load). Increased stability and handling in all conditions.
All reinforcement overlays on the leading edge have been upgraded to ALUULA. With the composite's superior tear and puncture resistance, you can be assured that these traditionally "weak points" are now amongst the most enduring parts of your air-frame.
The canopy's reinforcements, overlays and anti-flutter strips now benefit from ALUULA’s remarkable strength to weight ratio and it's superior abrasion resistance compared to Dacron and other much heavier abrasion solutions.
Ultra clean inflation system is designed for reliable operation of single point inflation. Valves are strategically located to stay clear of the canopy, negating the need for valve covers or other chafing solutions.
Other refinements are the omission of zippers on the leading edge. These zippers are used only for kite bladder changing, and are one of the primary causes of failure on kite leading edges. Bladders are simply installed though the large valve hole.BRIDLE SYSTEM
Highly refined, the compact two pulley bridle is designed for arc stability and no snagging, while at the same time providing direct drive steering and a massive sheeting range. The Bridle is compatible with all bars that feature a single front line flag out emergency de-power system. Industry standard larks head on LE bridle to front flying line knot or bead. Back lines larks head to bead or knot on kites back line leader. Bridle is designed to accept bars fitted with lines at equal length when set at pull power.
Features ultra strong, low diameter, stretch resistant line for reduced drag and increased response.
SHERPA TECH BAG
We’ve been there, draping multiple kite bags, pumps and boards over every appendage of our bodies. The Sherpa system makes it easy to connect and stack an unlimited numbers of kite bags off your back or chest for a perfectly balanced hike in and out. Free up your hands and arms, stash straps for your board and pump.
We know you will love it! But, if we're wrong - which we rarely are- there's an unconditional, 60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee on every new product. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to us for a full refund within the 1st 60 days. This offer is valid only with new and, current season products, (used and demo kites are excluded) and is offered only to the original purchaser. For orders placed online, your refund will not include the cost of shipping your original purchase.