The Instinct Light
This is an affordable, ultra light, 3 strut kite ideal for a wide range of riders and conditions. The Light is fun and easy to fly and we feel this versatile machine will redefine recreational Kitesurfing.
The Light is the perfect travel kite; light in weight and packs very small due to its compact size and minimalist 3 Strut Concept. Take the 12m on holiday with your surfboard and you have the perfect travel combo that will be under any airlines weight limits! The low end grunt of the Instinct Light is truly impressive and combined with its massive depower, the wind range of the Light allows you to consider a one size quiver for most days.
For wave riding, the Light’s low weight is the secret that unleashes its increased performance from such a stable shape. It literally hangs in the air even in super light winds and at the edge of the wind window…. it just keeps pulling. The lightness is really felt when on fast waves …when moving with a quick wave the rider can easily overtake the kite and create less tension on the lines between rider and kite. While a heavy kite loses power and dies in this situation, the Instinct Light just keeps pulling away from the rider maintaining constant tension & pressure in the lines. This allows the rider to concentrate 100% on the wave knowing that the Light is always ready, and with its progressive steering one can confidently snap turns at will up or down the line.
For intermediate riders interested in learning to ride unhooked the Light is also the kite to own. You can un-hook without stressing your head with crazy power, the Light seriously makes riding un-hooked easy and stress free and therefore makes it easier for you to master your moves. This is the unhooked school kite that will allow the rider to learn those ballsy moves with ease.
The Light has also been designed to be as easy and adaptable as possible, making it the ideal kite for schools and beginners looking for simplicity and a quick learning curve. Line Trimmers affixed above each bar end, allow instructors to adjust the perfect line tension for any wind condition. If you prefer more bar pressure, simply pull in the trimmers. Want that light feel, just let the trimmer back out.
The relaunch is almost automatic, just turn the bar and it’s in the air. The Lights constant power and fluid steering combined with user friendly characteristics makes the Light a dream for accelerating any learning curve. It is powerful enough to tow into the largest of waves, yet its low aspect shape will keep you on your board and not eject you when the trigger is pulled.
We also feel that this kite is ideal for the occasional kiter or family that loves kiting yet does not want to invest in a lot of equipment. With the Light they have the best of all worlds, a fun and easy kite for all ages of the family that has full depower, re-assuring safety, easy relaunch, and not only is it light in weight it is also light on the wallet.
- No Pulleys in the kite or the bar
- Easy relaunch – just turn the bar
- Total Depower – From Full Power to No Power
- Predictable and easy handling
- Huge wind-range >> Low end and High end
- Points high into the wind >> Easy to ride upwind
- 07 Bar design with integrated flag out safety and O-Shit handle
All in all it’s a kite to leave you smiling! We all love the Light as have the many riders of all levels that have tested it the past months. For sure it has creases appearing from the power line attachment but that is cosmetic and due to the new concept of only supporting the Light with 3 struts. When designing anything you face problems that need a solution, there are always trade-offs for ideas or concepts. The Light’s brief was to be super light in weight to make it fun and easy for a versatile use. We have achieved this but the trade off are the creases caused by only supporting the kites structure by 3 struts.
Test the Light and make your own judgment, but we are 100% confident that you will love the Lights fun, performance characteristics and see a new design drive throughout the industry for lighter kites. We do not agree with recent kite designs that see modern kites looking like a windsurf sail with crazy battens and added weight! You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to realize that all that weight added to a kite is not going to help its flying ability. We gave up windsurfing for simplicity and serious altitude; leave the battens & hassles to the plank lovers.
We believe in designing kites for the sake of flying performance not added hype