We will be introducing a new line of kites in July aimed at the introductory market. There will be key sizes of kite priced as new entry level kites and there will be smaller (3 & 5m) sizes built to be used in lighter winds for body dragging and introductory lessons for just this purpose.
I’m interested in that 5, got someone frequently asking me when it will be available ..
More info coming soon. Official launch will be July 10th,..with product shipping the following week.
We’re actually working on the photo shoot the next few days….
I’ve been flying the proto’s on and off over the winter,..with lots of hours put in over the last 2 months,...its our easiest kite to fly,...so yes,...great for beginners. As an old dog who’s been kiting for 13 years,...my comments are: smooth performer ideal for beginners and intermediates. Experienced kiters would review it as a free-ride kite. Mark my words on this quote,...all levels of rider will find something they like in this kite.
Side note: I actually just taught my son (14) to kite last month using the full range of sizes,...he managed to stay upwind on day one - by day 5 he was solid,..going upwind easily, making most turns,..trying chop hops - it took me a year to get to this point in 1999! (Should be noted he’s a high level sailor, surfer, Sup’er and has flown trainers for many years so he had a great base)
The 2012 Razor has been the runaway success for us this year. We anticipate the 2013 Razor will also knock it out of the park.
Official news on this kite will have stay locked in the vault until September,..sorry about that!
Great to read! I know what you mean, started a little later in 2001, I hope my boy will pick it up quick as well, looking forward in riding together.
Any chance on smaller stances on the mako mini?
I’ll be watching the news!
Janus,...great comment on the small stance option for the Mako 130,...its now on the product development list.
Re questions on smaller sizes of the Prodigy vs other kite styles.
The 2, 3 and 5 m are smooth and predictable with tuned down turning. The smaller sizes are designed to fly well in all wind conditions…particularly lighter winds (for light riders ).
I think I’ll be in trouble too..
I hope the photoshoot is done by now.. more teasers?
@ Richard; don’t forget the smaller CL’s for next season, gives more depower to the kids due to smaller arms..
(I’ve made my own which works great)
Whyle I’m at it now, some shorter lines is better for learning also..
IMO, the prodigy is a good idea, especially in the smaller sizes. Today I gave a lesson to a 125lb. boy on the 8mRazor and King which went well. He got up riding and had a ball! But, the 8m Razor isn’t really designed to fly well in the lighter wind range, it’s more of a high wind kite for adults. My personal favorite is the 10m and 8m. Anyway, it will be good to give lessons to little people in little wind that fly well in ... little wind. Solid idea.