KITEBOARDING PACKAGE INCLUDES
• 2012 TURBINE 17 M Kite
• 23" with 27m lines Compstick Control Bar
• Slingshot Kite Leash
• BIG Kite Backpack
The 2011 Turbine set the standard for light wind kiteboarding performance. At REAL we were teaching first time beginners in 8-15mph winds and having huge success with that kite. When we heard the updates that they were adding, we could not wait to ride it.
In our first test of the 2012 Turbine we were stoked to see they kept a lot of what we liked and tuned this kite up where it needed it. Immediately you can see the skinnier profile, and we felt the upgrade in performance. The faster turning speed was much needed and this kite jumps upwind for a 17m kite. The addition of a new bladder material that is 25% lighter make this kite feel like a much smaller kite while maintaining the power and pull of a 17m.
With the increase in performance you loose a touch of low end grunt, but the faster turning speed makes up for it with all kiteboarders that are under 230lbs. At REAL we are having a lot of really happy customers that are riding the 2012 Turbine even in our Zero to Hero Kite Camp.
If you live in a location that has winds under 15mph, get yourself a Turbine and you will be sessioning all season long.