BEST TS V3 (2014) Water Relaunchable C-Shape / SLE Kite >>
The BEST TS 2014 is the ultimate high performance crossover kite and it’s perfect for any freerider who squeezes some newschool, wakestyle, freeride and even wave riding into every session.
Revisions to the wingtips and leading edge profile have improved downwind drift and bar feedback for wave riding, so you can hit the sweet spot in the pocket. Changes to the bridle layout and improved back stall characteristics have allowed the BEST team to extend the wind range in every size of TS.
Any rider looking for a high wind kite that is stable and predictable needs look no further than the 5m and 6m TS kites. Unhooked wave riders will find that the medium size TS 2013 kites offer the perfect blend of tight and fast steering responsiveness, light bar pressure and unhooked control, allowing them to express their style like never before.
New-school riders searching for blistering performance will be blown away by the improvements in handling, power delivery and jumping from the mid sized TS kites. Hooked or unhooked the 7m -12m TS kites deliver greater stability, precise feedback and more performance than ever before.
For course racing and light wind conditions, the 15m and 17m TS kites are the most aerodynamically refined kites BEST have ever made. Refined even further, BEST have been trimmed back to deliver maximum light wind performance and racing advantage. Changes to the centre strut design and bridle positioning make them even easier to relaunch in the lightest conditions.
With sizes ranging from 5m to 17m there is a BEST TS for every rider and every riding style.
If you’re looking for the ultimate crossover kite with the option to still do newschool, wakestyle, freeride and wave riding performance then you’ve just found your next kite. Choose the TS and do it all.
The BEST TS 3-Stage
The small-medium sizes which are perfect for riders who want kites for newschool and wave riding. The small kites stand out on their own as a result of their 3-strut design. The 5m and 6m are slowed down a little to make them suitable for very high wind conditions.
The 7-12m sizes are all 5-strut designs. Reducing the number of struts and refining the bridle layout and canopy shaping to accommodate this change gives all of these sizes greater stability right across the entire canopy and enhanced unhooked feel.
The 15-17m sizes have gained significant low end power and stability in light winds as a result of going to a 5-strut layout.
makes the small-medium sizes of the BEST TS 2014 particularly
good for unhooking?
What makes the small-medium BEST TS 2014 kites perfect for wave riding?
The mid aspect ratio design of the TS makes it a reactive and responsive kite that steers from the wingtips with a light feel at the bar. The SLE bridled leading edge gives a broad wind range and smooth power delivery as the kite traverses the wind window; this combination of broad wind range, steering responsiveness and predictable power delivery allows you to time your moves on the wave to perfection.
Have any advancements been made in the Air-Aid materials?
All BEST's unique fabrics are under constant development. They represent one of the most practical ways to continue delivering performance and ease of use improvements year after year. Both canopy Ripstop and airframe Dacron materials deliver greater resistance to bias loads this season, giving tighter more reactive handling in all TS sizes. The infusion process for canopy Ripstop has been further refined giving you a crisper fabric with better hand that continues looking good for longer.
BEST TS 2014 Characteristics:
A BEST TS 2014 when purchased with 4-Line control bar for example comes complete with:
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Best Kiteboarding Red Line Performance Control Bar:
**Prices shown are kite only - includes bag and pump**
Depower Control Bar
Red Line Performance Control Bar and Lines:
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 reassemble
and designed to work consistently with a positive release
action with release loads in excess of 250kgs.
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 our new Sacrifice-Insert-System of replaceable low friction Delrin bar centre inserts.
The BEST Red Line Performance
Control Bar V3 retains the dual centre depower lines, stopper
ball , Red Line and suicide safety options of the previous
Performance bars. The V3 is the perfect bar for riders of
all levels who demand the most reliable and predictable safety
system options and ease of use features.
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 however you ride.
The Double Depower Stopper lets
you position your bar wherever you feel comfortable. It takes
the strain from your arms so you can stay on the water for
longer. The Redline Safety System gives you the option of
left or right handed, single front line leashing and overrides
the Dual Depower Stopper automatically.
Low stretch, 700lb rated, flying lines, color coded for easy set-up and proven to offer incredible durability complete the RP-Bar v3 package - it’s our most complete bar yet.
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