Blizzard V1

DEDICATED SNOWKITE PERFORMANCE

Photo: Håkon Mæland
  • Dedicated Snowkite performance
  • Freeride and Backcountry machine
  • Latest Foil Kite and Paraglider design technology
  • Industry Leading Re-Ride Release System
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Product Info

Whether your passion is Freeride or Backcountry missions the new Blizzard has you covered! 

The Blizzard V1 is a completely new design dedicated purely for Snowkiting. Together with our latest design understanding it combines our favorite characteristics of the legendary Frenzy and Summit models into one all-round performance open cell foil kite.

Freeriders will feel at home with the Blizzard. Our design team has refined the bridle configuration to offer an amazing feeling on the bar. The new planform and profiles offer ultimate stability in gusty winds and optimized strap positions distribute load evenly throughout the sail, this all translates to smooth, predictable power delivery and snappy handling.

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The Blizzard allows the adventurous to push the boundaries of the snowy backcountry. It has incredible potential due to its fast direct handling and amazing power generation in light winds, but also big de-power in strong winds. The Blizzard’s enhanced stability makes difficult backcountry rides and mountain climbing more accessible and enjoyable. Combine that with our revolutionary Internal Re-Ride Release System and you have the ultimate backcountry Snowkite.

The Blizzard V1 is available as a Kite Only option or Kite Complete with the Contact-Snow Control System and Technical Mountain Backpack. We recommend adding the Snowkite Kompressor Bag to either option to keep your kite packed and secured as small as possible.

Revolutionary Internal Re-Ride Release System

The Internal Re-Ride Release System is the result of two years research and development by our design team and pro riders, with the aim to create the safest system on the market. The goal was to have a release system that once activated the kite can easily be re-launched without having to untangle or clear any lines. Our unique Re-Ride Release 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 advantage of our Internal Re-Ride Release System is the land and secure option. The Secure Loop can be found in the 5th line approx 2m up from the control bar. To land the kite 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 over 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 Release System. It has made mountain climbing and packing so much more enjoyable, safe, easy and quick for the user. 

NOTE: 

  • The Internal Re-Ride Release System cannot be upgraded to 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.

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Control Systems

Contact Snow Control System

The Contact-Snow Control System offers the latest in release features, a clean control bar design and a simple easy-to-use trimming system.

Push Away Quick Release – The control system features our Megatron push-away quick release with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.

Two Release Modes – The Megatron offers riders a choice of two…

  • Push Away Quick Release
  • Two Release Modes
  • Anti-twist Flag Out Line and Spinning Handle
  • Auto Positioning Chicken Loop
  • New Bar end with Stainless Steel Leader Line Pin
  • Easy Flying Line Sorting
  • Hand Brake Handle
  • Magnetic Trim Handle
  • Low Friction Centre Piece
  • PU Covered De-power Line
  • Ronstan Orbit Pulley
  • Clamcleat Trimmer
  • 500kg/300kg Flying Lines (300/200kg with Ultralight)
  • Back Line Trim Option
  • Ergonomic EVA Grip
  • 45cm, 50cm and 55cm Sizes
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Customize

Using this custom color chooser, you can design your own personal color combination for your kite.

Move the mouse over the color boxes to preview the color of each section of the wing. Click on the color to choose it.

When you are done you can send your design to a friend, or your country’s distributor/dealer to place your order and to check if there is a charge.

Please note that because this is a custom kite and will be built specifically for you, your payment must be received before production of your wing can begin.

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