BEST GP (2014) Water Relaunchable C-Shape / SLE Kite >>
The BEST GP 2014 is the ultimate newschool and wakestyle kite and it’s the choice of world champions when it is time to dominate. Youri and Gisela could ride any kite they wanted, but they joined Best to compete on the GP because the GP is team designed and 100% competition focused.
The Reflex Leading Edge design means no other C-kite can match the way the GP slacks out after you pop, it’s guaranteed to help you stomp double passes and it’s the reason our pro team choose the GP.
Twin Tune Rigging:
Designed for new-school and wakestyle riders the GP’s Twin Tune feature gives you multiple front and rear attachment point options so you can dial in more pop, better upwind ability and more responsive handling for competition heats or detune your GP for practicing your latest tricks.
With Twin Tune you can effortlessly switch between new-school and wakestyle settings in seconds, allowing you to reinvent your style at a moment’s notice.
Twist Lock Valve:
After two years of meticulous development, BEST have added the Twist Lock LE Valve to the GP so you can be on the water in less time with less pumping.
The Twist Lock Valve is the ultimate addition to our EZ-Pump inflation system. It's large one way valve allows 3x the airflow of a standard kite valve; which means less back-pressure from your pump and faster inflation.
Once your kite is inflated just push the valve stem home and give the large locking ring a quarter turn to secure it. Because it twists to lock it can’t unlock or be blown open during a crash so you can concentrate on pushing for your next trick with one less thing to worry about. When it’s time to pack up just twist the valve to unlock, depress the deflate tab in the middle of the valve and you are ready to roll up and go.
The GP 2014 is a true C-kite with no bridle, pulleys or sliders. It is designed to work best with the 5th line GP-Bar for maximum control, easy safety and the fastest possible relaunch.
The GP-Bar comes with an 8mm spliced centre line, Sacrifice Insert System for zero depower line wear and a new Pro-cuff QR to eliminate false releases when competing. Add all of these innovations and features together and you have a C-kite package that is destined to be the future of freestyle competition.
If you’re looking for the competitive edge this season, then it’s time you joined the best newschool and wakestyle riders in the world on the GP and start to dominate.
The GP is a completely new C-kite design, how does it differ from previous designs?
The GP isn’t just different to the Yarga and Team Yarga kites that BEST made before, it’s different to every other C-kite on the market. The GP is a pure C-kite, 5-lines with no bridle, but with all the benefits of a 5th line system for quick and easy relaunch even in light winds.
The BEST Twin Tune system has multiple front and rear line attachment system that allows you to dial in turning speed, turning circle, bar pressure, depower and unhooked feel to match your style and riding.
What makes the GP unique however is The Reflex leading edge design. The leading edge of the GP has a unique reverse sweep that extends between the T2 and T4 struts on each side of the kite.
The Reflex works like suspension for your kite, soaking up the bumps for an unbelievable unhooked feel and also distributing flying line load across the entire kite for amazing pop whenever you load up.
How does The Reflex actually work?
By reversing the curvature of the leading edge we’ve have been able to introduce shock absorption into the airframe, when you load up the kite lines the LE absorbs the extra load and then returns it to you in a controlled fashion once you pop.
It’s similar to the way in which you can control the flex of a board by adding concave into the rocker; it becomes smoother and more predictable so each trick becomes easier to make.
The Reflex also extends the lift area of the canopy allowing us to extend the canopy forward at the T1 strut.
The extra canopy area gives you more lift when you jump and also provides for improved depower and wind range, so you can ride the same kite all the way through your heat even though other C-kites are being blown off the water.
Do you need a 5th line bar for the GP?
The GP gets its own 5th line compatible bar. It shares many features with the RP-Bar but is overbuilt and simplified to offer outrageous day long riding comfort and durability.
Who is the GP for?
Any rider looking for a freestyle kite to let them tackle the latest new school and wakestyle moves has to try the GP. With its Reflex leading edge design (Patent Pending), it offers blend of performance and handling that older C-kite design simply cannot match.
BEST GP Characteristics:
A BEST GP when purchased with 4-Line control bar for example comes complete with:
**Prices shown are kite only - includes bag and pump**
Depower Control Bar
5-Line Freestyle Control Bar and Lines:
The push-to-release QR now comes
in a Pro-Cuff version to eliminate accidental releases without
increasing the minimum release tension. With only one moving
part, the Pro-Cuff QR is easy to re-assemble and designed
to work consistently with a positive release action with release
loads in excess of 150kgs.
For the GP-Bar BEST have thickened the centre line depower ropes and them braided them together to form the thickest and more durable centre line you’ve ever had. Add this to our Sacrifice-Insert-System that lines the bar center with replaceable low friction Delrin inserts and you have the smoothest depower action available. The under bar swivel has been improved with added drainage vents and low profile twist-tabs making it smoother to turn no matter how many loops you’ve thrown. Depower line wear is eliminated with the introduction of the new Sacrifice-Insert-System of replaceable low friction Delrin bar centre inserts.
The BEST GP Bar also retains
the dual centre depower lines, stopper ball , Red Line and
suicide safety options of the previous BEST bars.
New low profile molded bar ends with integral line winders help make those one handed loops easier than you expected and a new 3D grip pattern ensures you stay in contact with the bar no matter how aggressive your kite loops.
Low stretch flying lines are 700lb rated, color coded for easy setup and proven to offer incredible durability. The GP-Bar is the toughest and most practical bar we’ve ever built; it’s the unfair advantage we all need.
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