Escape V9 II


The Escape got redesigned, remaining it’s winning and distinctive Escape feeling. A kite that always feels solid and predictable for any ride, ready to stick any wakestyle trick or megaloop. The Escape got a stiff 3-strut frame with a faster profile improving it’s flying speed in high-end upgrading its boost performance. This make the Escape perform better in stronger winds. The V9-II comes with the new D3 fabric to increase durability.

The combination of predictable handling, speed, abundant depower performance and up and down wind abilities create a comfortable cruise and big-air set up for aspiring and committed freestyle riders.

It’s you that got the biggest smile at the end of the session.

Never Stop throwing it bigger.

Tech Specs

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3-STRUT OPEN-C SHAPE
One-Strut Design
3-STRUT OPEN-C SHAPE
The new 3-strut Open-C frame of the Escape replaced the iconic 4-strut design. The big benefits of the 3-strut frame are the stiffness in the high end and gust, needed when you boost big in stronger winds. Plus, the typical Escape characteristics are only amplified. The 3-strut frame makes the kite lighter, improving wind range and steering behaviour.
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SHORT PULLEY-LESS BRIDLE
One-Strut Design
SHORT PULLEY-LESS BRIDLE
The Escape has the characteristic fork bridle system without pulleys for a super direct kite feel. Every reaction is directly translated to your kite, making it super direct.
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KEVLAR REINFORCEMENTS
One-Strut Design
KEVLAR REINFORCEMENTS
Every PLKB kite was reinforced with bullet proof Kevlar bumpers. These bumpers are filled with lightweight foam to create an absorption layer for crashes or when the kite accidentally got dragged over land. This way your kite lasts longer. This will increase the durability of your kite so you can play longer.
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DURABLE TEIJN TRIPLE RIPSTOP
One-Strut Design
DURABLE TEIJN TRIPLE RIPSTOP
We believe that durability is an important aspect and your kite should last. The custom made Triple Ripstop from Teijin is the best on the market.
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ADJUSTABLE BAR PRESSURE
One-Strut Design
ADJUSTABLE BAR PRESSURE
All PLKB kites come with adjustable back line settings to adjust the bar feel of the kite. Moving the bridle attachment point back towards the trailing edge will make the steering pressure lighter but will require more movement of the bar. Changing the settings is super easy, just detach the back bridle line and reattach it to your preferred setting to have more or less bar pressure and steering movement. This is a personal decision based on your riding style and experience.
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DOUBLE KOOKPROOF PIGTAILS
DOUBLE KOOKPROOF PIGTAILS
Forgot what knot your lines were attached to? By adding an extra pigtail to the backlines of the kite, you don't have to think about the right setting for your kite because it's always your favourite.
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FIT ALL VALVE
One-Strut Design
FIT ALL VALVE
Our kites are equipped with a ‘fit-all-valve’ for easy inflation. The bayonet fitting fits all pumps and the large valve opening makes inflation a breeze. You won’t have to spend hours and hours looking for a pump with the right connection, and will be out on the water in no time.
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DOUBLE STITCHED LEADING EDGE
One-Strut Design
DOUBLE STITCHED LEADING EDGE
Multiple reinforcements improve durability. The leading edge and struts are built with the most durable Dacron. The entire span of the leading edge has been reinforced along the seam with double stitches to protect it from getting damaged when crashing or getting a pounding by waves, making it hands down one of the toughest kites on the market. All the bridle attachment points are reinforced with Dacron patches that are stitched on the inside of the leading edge so, even if all the power is channelled through one bridle point, the kite will not get damaged.
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LASER TECH
One-Strut Design
LASER TECH
Because the canopy is being cut using computer controlled lasers, the profile of the PLKB kites has become super smooth, limiting all wrinkles from forming in the canopy. This makes the kite more efficient and improves the Escape's flight characteristics. The V9s flight behaviour has also become more stable, direct and responsive than before