The Summit is an all out performance Snowkite for dedicated and experienced Snowkite riders.
The 2015 Summit defines top Snowkite performance. With the addition of our new Internal Re-ride Safety System the Summit becomes the most versatile performance kite on the market.
The Summit is for riders with experience and who are looking for a kite to explore the limits of what is possible. The high aspect design, clean sail, de-power range and handling will allow the adventurous to push the boundaries of the sport even further. The Summit has so much potential due to its amazing power generation in light winds but also big de-power in strong winds. Combine that with fast direct handling and you have the ultimate combination for progressive riders.
The design of this kite has been maximized to deliver as much performance as possible for backcountry exploring. Each aspect has been calculated using the latest development techniques to produce a kite that pushes the limit of design. With our new software and our years of experience we have put together a unique combination of aspect ratio, cell width, profile and sail tension. We have incorporated technology from our class leading paraglider designs to dramatically improve stability.
The Summit is available as a Kite Only option, which comes with our all new Kompressor Bag, or Kite Complete with the Contact-Snow Control System and technical mountain Backpack. We recommend adding the Kompressor Bag to the kite complete option to have your kite packed and secured as small as possible..
Internal Re-Ride Safety System
The all new Internal Re-Ride Safety System for 2015 is the result of intense research and development with the aim to create the safest system on the market. The goal was to have a re-ride system that once activated the kite can easily be re-launched without having to untangle or clear any lines. The new system stalls the kite with an internal line – the kite de-powers instantly without tangling and will sit on the ground ready to re-launch when you’re ready again.
Another big advantage of our Internal Re-Ride Safety System is the landing and secure option. We have added the Secure Loop in the line approx 2m away from the rider. To land the kite with no pull simply pull the 5th line through the chicken loop until you reach the Secure Loop. The kite will stall and fall to the ground without any pull. Use the Secure Loop in the 5th line to keep the kite on the ground – it can either be hooked onto a carabineer on your harness or onto the bar horn. This makes landing and packing your kite safe and easy even in high winds.
We thoroughly enjoyed developing and testing the Internal Re-Ride Safety System throughout the last season. It has made mountain climbing and packing on top so much more enjoyable, safe, easy and quick for the user.
– The new Internal Re-Ride Safety System cannot be upgraded to any older kites as it includes lines that are running inside your kite.
– For reverse launch and light wind landing we have kept the Brake Stall Handle between the back leader lines.
The 2015 Summit is also available in an ULTRALIGHT version. This is the same design but produced with high quality ultra light material and with out the blow-out valves to reduce weight and packing volume to a minimum.
It is made with the same lightweight materials as our worlds lightest Paraglider. To reduce weight and packing volume even further we have changed the bridle lines to unsheathed spliced and stitched Edelrid line. This line is not just lighter and thinner, it also reduces parasitic drag resulting in faster flying and tighter turns.
The difference in weight also greatly improves the flying characteristics of the kite. It will launch in lighter winds, turn quicker and stay in the air longer in gusty conditions. The ULTRALIGHT version is the kite of choice for those who want to explore; it might be mountains you have to skin up before you can kite the ridges or a vast wilderness you are attempting to cross so you want as little weight as possible for those days you have to walk.
The ULTRALIGHT comes in one colour only with the Contact-Snow Control System. The Rucksack is the same design that comes as standard but using lighter construction and materials saving weight once again.
As it is about 25% lighter than our standard kites it is also less resistant to harsh abuse. It needs an experienced pilot who knows how to keep the kite up in the air and how to handle it gently on the ground.
The ULTRALIGHT kites will be produced on request only so please order early to plan for production and delivery time. Contact your local dealer/distributor and ask about the ULTRALIGHT