The 2022 Eleveight XS: EXTREME FREERIDE
The delta hybrid design of the brand new ExtremeSeries kite allows riders to break the boundaries of big air. Its extreme boost amazes even obsessive adrenalin addicts.
Our latest addition to our kite range, the XSeries, was created for the needs of adrenalin addicts seeking a kite to break the boundaries of big air. The XS has a sophisticated delta hybrid design with a high aspect ratio, featuring a massive angle-of-attack. This design is as grunty as it gets, delivering raw power, skyrocketing riders into unknown spheres. We embedded it in our range right between the FS and RS. It is more of a big air kite than the FS, and more aggressive than the RS. This kite is a tool for hardcore riders that mainly want to fly. Due to the long hang time, it is perfect for old school hooked-in tricks. Hence we paid attention to ensure easy upwind travel so that the riders can focus on flying back downwind. As it is intuitive to steer and extremely responsive, the timing of takeoffs is a breeze. Commit pulling your backhand, sheet in, pop, and you are catapulted into the sky, leaving the crowd in shock. In megaloops, it develops a staggering forward momentum that will leave you ecstatic for days. It is Arthur Guillebert’s weapon of choice to chase storms. Add this kite to your quiver to break your personal best in big air.
To withstand the extreme forces of radical big airs, we designed an ultra-sturdy five-strut frame that delivers stability in all situations. We put a lot of work into aerodynamics, creating the perfect sweep of wingtips as well as canopy curve. The design gives the XS a fantastic low-end performance with a wide sweet spot that comes in handy for progressing riders and in less than perfect conditions. We have tested it extensively in all disciplines. Though it is not a pure wave kite and neither a freestyle wing, our team riders were blown away by the kite’s versatility. Radical freeriders have a new best friend: the XS.
- Five-strut delta hybrid design for adrenalin addicts and boosting freaks
- Extreme big air kite with an explosive lift and long hang time
- Massive grunt in all wind conditions for freeride versatility
- Ultra-sturdy construction for maximum stability and longevity
- Rapid yet controllable flight characteristics
|Size||Wind Range (Knots)||Wind Range (MPH)|
|6m||24 - 38||27 - 44|
|7m||22 - 34||25 - 39|
|8m||18 - 32||21 - 37|
|9m||16 - 30||18 - 35|
|10m||12 - 28||14 - 32|
|12m||10 - 24||12 - 27|
|14m||8 - 20||9 - 23|
|16m||6 - 18||7 - 21|