NeilPryde FR:X Kite Only
The FR:X is a prototype foil specific kite built by NeilPryde for both freeriding and racing. With a higher aspect ratio canopy in comparison to traditional LEI kites, the FR:X offers the performance characteristics and benefits of a foil kite at a significantly lower price and with much less hassle and maintenance. The kites are designed with a leading edge bladder that is much smaller in diameter than traditional LEI kites which both reduces drag through the air as well as provides for enhanced relaunch and ease of use. They also feature reduced Dacron and materials in the wingtips which contributes to a significant overall reduction in weight, allowing them to fly in far lighter winds than comparable kites in their size range. The kites fly farther forward in the wind window than traditional LEI kites, which improves pointing ability upwind and also allows the kite to generate more lift through tacks and jibes, allowing for far easier maneuvers. The FR:X kite is perfect for foilers looking for both performance and ease of use in a LEI kite.