During it's 2 years in development and testing Blade employed the skills of pro-surfer and kiteboarder Stephan De Figueiredo. Having a top pro on board when developing a new kite can add a wealth of benefits. The new skinny boy although a dedicated surfers kite will do everything an all round kite will do , just maybe not quite as well. But if you are looking something for a bit of freeride / wakestyle , this really isn't going to float your boat. For sure there are better kites out there. But of you are the sort of rider who spends most of your sessions on a surf board hunting down the best side-off spots , then the Skinny Boy was designed for riders like you and it is already getting riders excited by what it can do. The Skinny boy wave kite turns very fast allowing the rider maximum input and control when needed. The depower is instant , a huge plus point for riders wanting to switch off the kite quickly and let their board do the talking. It still performs well in light winds so even lighter days can be enjoyed when the waves are perfect but the wind is a little lighter than is normally needed. The drifts is smooth and controlled with no stalling. And of course the Skinny Boy is built to take a beating.
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