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Ben Wilson Noise
The Noise Kite comes kite complete in: 5m, 6m, 8m, 10m, 12m
The Noise kite is the #1 surf kite on the market today. The input from our Pro Team of Ian Alldredge, Josh Mulcoy, Ryland Blakeney and Ben Wilson along with our Global Test Team of over 100 riders has enabled our senior designer Dano See to deliver the best kite heís produced in 10 years!
The Noise kite is a Hybrid class short bridled wave machine designed purposely for all wave conditions and styles. The Noise is the 1st balanced kite with superior wave riding Drift. It has a smooth and consistent pull in all phases of the wind window. The kite characteristics are consistent, hooked or unhooked.
All Noise kites come with a black canopy and struts, but each size kite has a different coloured graphic: 5m - Silver, 6m - Green, 8m - Red, 10m - Blue, 12m - Yellow.
EPI, Express Point Inflate
Single Entry Inflation Valve for pumping up the entire kite at one time. Small clips separate each strut chamber from the leading edge.
5 Strut hybrid design
A 2-piece construction minimizes strut seams and tearing potential. The underside seam is reinforced with a tape line and an extra long webbing that bolts the strut tight to the LE maximizing strength for surf abuse.
1 Piece bladder
Less welds = less chance of blowing out a seam.
Loop/knot pigtail for all attachments that doubles as a surfboard leash cord. Loops on the front of the kite and knots on the back with colour coding so there is no mistake when setting up your lines.
Intake valve pump attachment: Only one place to pump your kite from. Outflow dump valve: A larger valve for getting the air out of your kite quickly when packing up. EPI nipples: These are the connection valves for the EPI system connecting the airflow of the LE to the struts. These are designed as small as possible to stop bridle snagging.
Along the LE there are multiple reinforced webbings that the bridle attaches to. These webbings are sewn into the LE frame for extra surf strength.
Dacron trailing edge
Dacron is a thicker material then regular canopy. It is used along the trailing edge to strengthen the kite canopy for surf abuse and it also minimizes any flutter that can occur in fast turns or over powered conditions...
All Strut and LE seams are 6mm over lapped and reinforced with a material tape to better strengthen against surf abuse. On the canopy we use a glued flat seam rather than the traditional over lock seam. The flat seam offers more over lap at the material join for added strength and in construction allows for a more accurate build.
Moulded abrasion pads line the LE where the kite sits face down on the ground when setting up or landing. Our scuff guards actually protect the kite along the LE area rather than sit on the canopy for show! These moulded guards also have a sewing trench so the stitch line is hidden and canít be worn off. The TE Triangle scuffs are much the same. They are used in all the drag wear areas (strut ends & wingtip corners). Sometimes unavoidable dragging over rocks or car park can cause damage to parts of your kite .
There are all sorts of string configurations on the market. All different kites require different bridle setups, as power, turning, sheeting and re-launch can all be different from kite to kite. In our experience we have always looked for a bridle that is short and compact but not giving up the performance side of turning or re-launch. Having your bridle wrap around your kite is an absolute nightmare, so there is a fine line between performance and length. We have done our best to balance the 2. This basic 5 attachment point bridle is balanced to the shortest possible length without compromising performance.
Here is why
The front and rear lines are associated with a fixed point (there is no floating on pulleys) which gives the kite a positive feel through turning and the most stability when sheeting. A pulley direct on your front lines allows the kite to wobble when sheeting in and out. A pulley on the rear lines gives lag to your steering. Direct feedback is the best performer. Sure we have pulleys in our bridle but they are between fixed points. (diagram). The non direct pulleys allow the transfer of the kiteís power to be evenly distributed from the front lines to the back lines when sheeted in and out.
We build all our products from the highest quality materials, so when youíre in the surf, your kite has the best possible chance of surviving.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 06 February, 2013.
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