Welcome to the 2017 Blade Trigger. Having been the ultimate all-round kite for almost a decade, this 9th Generation version highlights Blade's continued focus on build quality and attention to detail. Such an acclaimed kite as the Trigger didn't need a complete re-design, so the improvements for this year simply enhance the fantastic hang time, agility and responsiveness you expect.
For 2017 the Trigger features the new Cross Fiber Ripstop material. As well as being tougher, this material enhances the ability to withstand stretching over time, which means you won't hesitate to push the kite and yourself to the limit on the water.. The kite has also been designed to sit slightly closer towards the edge of the wind window, meaning that a kite which is already renowned for its big boosting will get you even higher. And for completing those complex tricks, the hangtime and float is so impressive you'll have plenty of time to contemplate those smooth twintip landings. For the surfers, there is still the optional wave setting, which allows for even more depower, better drifting and further enhanced upwind performance so you can catch wave after wave on your surfboard.
Whether you're a beginner or a 15 year veteran, if you want to do everything, this is the kite for you. There's a very good reason that the Trigger is Blade Kiteboarding's best selling kite - it continues to be recognised across the world as one of the greatest all round performers. So take a Trigger, and push yourself to new heights. Literally.
Check out the great reviews here : IKSURFMAG, TKB and TheKiteMag and checkout this German review - including a fantastic demo of the relauch at 4:20