The 5th generation 2013 Blade Trigger Kite went through a bold reconstruction of the profile shape, which positions the kite to sit further in the edge of the window, causing more vertical pop, significant increase in hangtime and much better upwind performance.
The 2013 Blade Trigger Kite still maintains its reputation of ridiculously quick turning speed and powerful delivery gives the proper Blade-edge to riders who don’t fear going all out on the water. Don’t expect a park and ride kite. The 2013 Blade Trigger Kite would be insulted if used in such ways. The high performance characteristics of the 2013 Blade Trigger Kite let you position this kite exactly where and when you want it.
• Inspiringly fast turning • Massive hangtime • Superior wind range • Additional Wave performance feature
2013 Blade Trigger Kite Performance
Steep Profile Shape
If you’re looking for an explosive pop and jaw-dropping hangtime, the all-new steep profile and deep contour will be an added bonus to your quiver. The unique design makes your jump more vertical and elevated, preventing loss of power in the horizontal direction.
A 3-strut design is perfect for mid and low AR kites, because the force you apply during steering influences a larger portion of the canopy, resulting in quick reaction time and a faster turning kite.
Turning Axis-Mid Pivot Turn
The turning axis of the Trigger is generated along the LE, between the wingtip and the center strut. This design feature is crucial to getting a good balance between turning speed and power delivery. This is one of the Trigger’s key characteristics that make it both a great all around kite as well as ideal for wave riding.
Wave Performance Setting
Those of you looking for the ultimate tweak to take your wave riding and big air jumping to the next level , the Advanced Wave setting is your ideal choice. This conversion can be easily done by undoing one knot on the bridle system. This setting increases the depower and positions the kite even further forward in the window; giving you a more tolerant ride well-suited to carving up waves, better drift characteristics and superior airborne qualities.
An aggressive profile shape forces the tips of the kite out of the water and to the edge of the window. This means you have virtually no work whatsoever in launching the kite back into the air.
The profile’s shape from the leading to the trailing edge changes as you move from the center out towards the tips. This rider-conscious design provides the optimal performance characteristics for the different stages of flight.
2013 Blade Trigger Kite Construction
Molded LE Guards
Molded LE guards are lighter, more aerodynamic and effectively protect the kite from all your outrageous wipeouts.
Additional valve reinforcements were added to firmly fix the patch to the bladder. One from below and one from above. We’ve also purpose-designed a new bladder adhesive to suit the unique requirements of kite construction.
Bridel Attachment Point
Internally constructed, the leading edge has twice as many reinforcement patches. That means larger LE impact loads resistance and additional protection from the constant wear and abrasion.
We know you like to ride hard. That’s why the Trigger has 25% more Insignia Tape in the delicate areas surrounding the LE. You can be confident this kite will endure even the toughest impact.
Unique Dacron material used for the leading edge, struts and tips is considerably lighter, but efficiently stronger - thanks to our tried-and-tested, innovative box threading design, which has a more rigid construction and allows for a tighter weave.
Teijin Techno Force
Our top of the line Techno Force canopy material has been a mainstay of our product line for 4 years and has proven to be superior to anything else on the market.
Mad 2 Air Flor System
The specially-designed valve pieces on the Trigger’s one-pump system are 100% foolproof. Trust us, you’ll be pumped up and ready to ride in no time!
2013 Blade Trigger Kite Tech Spec
2013 Blade Trigger Kite Designers Q & A
When you began working on the 5th G what was your main goal?
The 4G was a great kite that did everything fairly well, but we felt that we could give our fellow riders something really special if we made some specific features exceptional. The main features we worked on were the airtime and the Trigger’s performance and reliability on waves. We preserved the elements that have contributed to the reputation the Trigger has gained over the years as a super-responsive, quick-turning and efficiently-powered kite. We didn’t want to make any changes that would detract from its characteristic performance, but we knew we could improve the air and hangtime and still offer a superior wave-riding tool.
What were the difficulties in making the kites the way you wanted and how did you solve it?
The big problem is that airtime and wave kites don’t usually go together. We were searching for the perfect balance between high jumps and excellent wave performance, and after rigorous testing we found the best solution to be a steep profile that reaches its peak very quickly. It gave us the unrestrained power we were looking for in big jumps and resulted in the kite being placed towards the edge of the window, which produces vertical jumps and less horizontal (downwind) movement. For waves it helps the kite drift more efficiently and stops stalling, due to the momentum geometry of constantly trying to fly to the edge of the window.
What will the rider feel different from last year?
When you rode last years’ design you felt the kite sitting back in the window, which gave you the sense that it was in the power zone most of the time. The new kite sits further to the edge of the window - always moving faster than the rider and striving to reach the window’s edge. There will be a big difference in the jumping pattern of the 5th gen Trigger, as well as the ability for the kite to drift while riding waves. This kite will also be helpful to beginner riders because of its great upwind capabilities.