LIGHTWIND / FREERIDE
The ALUULA-powered A-Series Flite is a 3-strut kite that is highly responsive yet lighter than current no-strut kites, providing optimum light wind performance, while retaining precision and control in increased wind speeds.
The extreme light weight, combined with the stiff yet reactive ALUULA airframe technology, means larger kites become supercharged, allowing performance levels to increase exponentially.
To further build on the enhancements provided by ALUULA, we have fine-tuned all our light wind manufacturing techniques and components, with the Flite Ultra Lite canopy using proven D2 double ripstop from Teijin.
Incredibly responsive, the A-Series Flite excels in all riding styles and with whichever board you are riding.
The days of compromise are over. The A-Series Flite is the world’s lightest, strongest, and highest performing light wind kite.
I was raised on Duotone Rebels since I started kitesurfing 2 y ago. The spot I'm at has 8-14 knots too many days of the year, and foiling still looks weird to me - I'm sticking to twintipping for now. This Flite 2022 had me going on a twintip when the wind dropped to 8 knots and everyone else went out. It's high end is also incredible. I used it at 17 knots, where it got me reasonably high for my skills (8 m). At 17 knots, using the duotone click bar, I had the kite trimmed to the center spot of the bar, meaning that it didn't overpower me. I wonder at what point it will - guessing (20 knots). Importantly, the kite bar pressure is wonderful. You always know where it is. When you boost high, even if it creeps up behind you in light wind, it will move naturally back into the wind window. By comparison, in similar conditions I experienced the Rebel falling on its leading edge which sometimes got the lines twisted. A negative thing about the kite is that the canopy material is possibly more fragile than other kites. My 2019 Rebel after 2y of use (including learning :O) has no holes in its canopy. The Flite got x4 1-2mm holes in the canopy after being used a few times. Overall, loving the Flite 2022. My main concern currently is related to its longevity. I have been using it for 1 month now, and plan to update this review later on.