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Pull the Trigger with F-One’s New Big Air 5-Strut Kite

24 Aug , 2022   Video

Boost big, experience pure hangtime and enjoy super smooth landings with the new F-ONE TRIGGER. Designed for top big air performance, this 5-strut kite will blow your mind. Not only will it allow you to send big loops, but its awesome freeride abilities will also send you back upwind effortlessly.

Using our original 5-point connection setup and two pulley bridles, the TRIGGER is incredibly precise and reactive and will perform in both the high and low end, never letting you down or forcing you to stop your session.

  • 5 struts, high aspect, and flattened arch profile
  • Mind-blowing and smooth vertical boost
  • Unbelievable and floaty hangtime
  • Precise bar feedback
  • Remarkable turning radius
  • Extensive wind range

The TRIGGER is the ultimate big air weapon to throw huge airs and is also a freeride machine. Designed to perform, its high aspect and five-strut air frame can handle tons of power while offering precise handling for impeccably targeted sends.

Simply pull the bar to enjoy its mind-blowing vertical boost. The resulting hangtime is on point, offering the perfect amount of float and bar feedback to confidently and gently land after a big jump.

The vertical climb is progressive, and the hold on the way down is so good you will confidently try all your tricks. It’s highly effective in big air in all conditions, and especially on flat water, its vertical traction allows you to jump high without the need of a kicker.

The TRIGGER offers an excellent steering response with light bar pressure and great bar feedback. It is responsive and reactive, achieving a great turning radius with decent speed that feels smooth across the window to send kite loops.

Thanks to that precise bar feedback, you know where the kite is in the air at all times and can easily harness its lifting surface for big accelerations and vertical boosts while fully staying in control. Riding is natural and comfortable with a lateral pull turned into positive traction, and the impressive depower lets you handle any gusts even in the high end.

As we developed this kite, we naturally sought to put forth and capitalize on our extensive expertise to design the finest big air kite while staying true to ourselves. We aimed to create a kite that would perform extremely well throughout the entire wind range.

The additional projected area of the TRIGGER allows great float during each jump and soft landings. It gives more traction as well, and coupled with the high aspect, it ensures a nice glide and performance in light winds.

The five struts bring impressive stability and full control particularly in the high end, as well as easy and sharp changes in direction. It also allows the smooth transfer of lateral pull into powerful vertical launch, which gives you confidence to keep pushing the limit.

The R&D team worked intensively on making the entire profile amazingly sleek and implemented original staggered seams on the trailing edge. The seam’s tension line is thus broken, which means the entire profile of the canopy is leveled when the kite is fully powered. We kept the fabric’s orientation towards tension as well.

This all leads to more efficiency and sharper performances. Overall, this perfectly even canopy profile brings an even greater sense of stability without feeling disturbances or the bar moving.

The struts’ reinforcements are sleek as well thanks to the Kevlar strip on the top. This improves the kite’s steering and maneuverability, reduces the aerodynamic disturbances, and decreases the overall weight of the kite once wet.

Our original 5 point connection bridle and two pulleys help keep the arc stable even in overpowered conditions. This kite has been designed to work with a low front V on the bar which is better suited for the flattened arc and improves the bar feel.

The new, CNC-shaped, anodized aluminum low friction pulleys are super lightweight and increase the kite’s reactivity. They also raise the bridle’s resistance to abrasion and its overall durability.

The TRIGGER is an exceptional big air kite that you can trust blindly. Made to handle anything and everything, it will inspire confidence throughout the entire session, even if the wind strength abruptly changes or if overpowered.

It is available in 6 m², 7 m², 8 m², 9 m², 10 m², 11 m², and 12 m². With its incredible wind range, this kite offers monumental hangtime and boost, superior support in windy conditions, and outstanding upwind and freeriding abilities.

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