It has been almost a year since the launch of the Reo V5 during which our team rider Reo Stevens has been travelling the world chasing the best waves. Having thoroughly put the Reo through its paces Reo Stevens gives us his expert opinion on how the kite performs in the different wind and wave conditions using the new variable bridle settings.
Since its introduction six years ago the Reo has been the reference for pure wave riding, setting the benchmark in performance and feeling.
The Reo’s unique flying characteristics allow you to maximize the potential of every wave, giving you the freedom to smash the lip, clear a section, carve turns or snap in the pocket. Fast direct handling and perfect drift combined with amazing de-power and the ability to absorb gusts means you can choose exactly where you want to place yourself on a wave to make that next move.
The Reo V5 features our innovative Variable Bridle Geometry (VBG). The new bridle settings extend the kites operating range, bringing another level of versatility to this already outstanding design.
Video courtesy of Reo Stevens and Ben Thouard
Video edit by MLand Pictures