High Performance Freeride/Big Air/Race
Available Spring 2015
The Draft is a high-performance, freeride kite that generates powerful lift for boosting big airs and long, gliding jumps.
It features a state-of-the-art airfoil design that excels at hooked-in riding, upwind performance and competitive speed. The Draft’s reduced leading edge taper adds rigidity to the wing tip—placing the axis of rotation close to the center of the kite— resulting in sharp turning and precise bar feel.
The five struts on the 7, 9, 10.5, and 12 sizes optimize performance and increase control in strong winds, while the three struts on the 14 and 17 sizes are ideal for light wind performance, smooth power delivery, and faster turning.
This year, the wing tip shape has been changed in order to provide a more direct bar feel and quicker turning. And the bridles have been refined to provide faster turning, more aggressive jumps and bigger airs.
Sizes: 7, 9, 10.5, 12, 14, 17
- NEW High-flow valve
- NEW Canopy stabilizer
- Reduced leading edge taper
- Static bridle platform
- Excels at upwind performance, hooked-in riding and competitive speed
- Powerful lift for boosting big airs and long gliding jumps
Convenient top-zip bag = quick packing + secure hold.
Side pump attachment + vertical kite board carry straps
Mesh drainage patch along front and bottom
NEW Canopy Stabilizer
Trailing edge reinforcement for reduced flutter and canopy sheer/wear
Reduced Leading Edge Taper
Solid feel + stability + control in high winds
Three Struts on the 14 & 17
Lightweight, light wind performance + faster turning
Five Struts on the 7, 9, 10.5, 12
Control for windward performance in higher winds
Static Bridle Platform
Eliminates the pulley and keeps the kite stable and driving forward
Reduced Diameter Struts
Improves low-end power & handling + reduces weight
NEW High Flow Valve
One way valve for reduced frictional force + easy inflation + immediate deflation
Locked-in Center of Effort/Tow Point Alignment
Stability at different angles of attack to minimize turbulence, enabling consistent forward drive and lift
Swept Open C
The swept open C-shape maximizes the lift of the C-kite airframe. Its open arc delivers more power on demand than other kites of the same size and provides unmatched upwind performance. The swept profile balances the kite for better turning.
Radial Load Distribution
All wing tips are designed with seams running parallel to the load generated by the flying lines. These seams carry most of the load and spread it higher into the canopy. This design helps prevent fatigue on the fabric and in the wing tip area.
Power Foil Canopy
The power foil canopy has horizontal seam shaping. The result is a kite that creates instant lift.
Lightweight Solid Frame Construction
Every strut is attached to an optimized, lightweight frame consisting of heavy-duty dacron that is then sewn onto the canopy for unmatched resistance to wear and heavy loads.