Swell V4

The Swell is a high-performance waveride kite with incredible capacities. The light bar pressure allows you to feel free and focus on riding waves. This kite flies very quickly through the wind window and drifts like no other. The Swell not only performs well with freeriding and foiling but also beginners love the fact that the Swell just flips over and relaunches really easy. Make the ocean your playground with the new Swell. A perfect blend of ease of use and stability make the Swell a great partner to learn kitesurfing and to progress in any way possible. Fly the Swell with the PLKB Navigator bar for its best performance. Use the PLKB Commander bar for school purposes.
FREESTYLE
AIRTIME
WAVE
ENTRY
UPWIND
WINDRANGE

Characteristics

PRECISE AND RESPONSIVE

Quick through the turns, it can be positioned exactly where you need it when shredding waves or loading up for a jump. Even completely depowered the kite maintains its responsiveness, allowing you to quickly power up when you need to get past that close out section or to get over that big set to catch your next wave. The Swell’s responsiveness and smooth power make it easy to pop some impressive jumps.

DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM STABILITY AND SLACK LINE DRIFT, EVEN WHEN DEPOWERED

The kite's perfect weight distribution and balance give the Swell the stability it needs to drift when the lines go slack on the wave or during a trick, giving you time to focus on your riding instead of worrying about the kite. Its quick acceleration and deceleration give you power when you call for it and the kite’s highly stable drift capabilities let you focus on enjoying and improving your riding.

EXCEPTIONAL WIND RANGE

Thanks to great low end power, without sacrificing any of the top end, you will be able to get going earlier and stay out longer. Let the Swell surprise you with its large useable wind range, allowing you to work it during lulls and to always enjoy waves when the wind picks up.

LIGHT AND RESPONSIVE BAR PRESSURE

The bar feels truly connected to the kite making it the perfect link between yourself, kite, wind and waves. It’s easy on the arms and joints because you work with it rather than against it, while still remaining very responsive and intuitive, letting you know where it is at all times. Even after hours on the water your arms and hands will not feel heavy and will be ready for more.


Tech Specs

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TRIFLOW
One-Strut Design
TRIFLOW
If you look closely at the canopy on the leading edge, you will see multiple triangular shaped panels. These are called TriFlow and create a smooth and clean transition between the panels. By using this technology, the canopy segments attached to the Leading edge are now able to curve both vertically and horizontally, limiting all creases from happening on the canopy closer to the leading edge. This creates extremely smooth surface and airflow over the canopy, resulting in more stability and a better overall performance. This makes the Swell more stable when you depower the kite and totally want to focus on your ride, rather than your kite. Feel the Difference.
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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 Escape V8 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 V8’s flight behaviour has also become more stable, direct and responsive than before
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3-STRUT HYBRID SLE
One-Strut Design
3-STRUT HYBRID SLE
The Swell’s unique shape gives it an amazing range, fast and easy relaunch and awesome drifting ability, even in the worst onshore conditions. The balanced Hybrid/SLE shape of the Swell is designed to be stable and offers the precise and responsive handling that both wave chargers and free riders demand. Its lightweight 3-Strut frame offers maximum stability and slack line drift when you want to focus on surfing the wave. The shape allows for a super speedy water relaunch which is a must when riding more serious sized surf or when you’re dialling in that new trick.
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3-POINT BRIDLE
One-Strut Design
3-POINT BRIDLE
The bridle system gives the kite a huge and progressive depower range. This makes even the worst conditions a lot easier to handle. The low friction rings have no moving parts and are very small, so you can be confident that you won’t get any jams or snags with you lines.
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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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ADJUSTABLE BAR PRESSURE
One-Strut Design
ADJUSTABLE BAR PRESSURE
Most 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
One-Strut Design
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.
Comparison
Product Size Colour Struts Wind Range (kn) Bar Size Weight
PLKB Swell V4 3 orange-black 3 M Orange 3 20 - 40 S (43 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 4 orange-black 4 M Orange 3 18 - 38 S (43 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 5 blue-black 5 M Blue 3 17 - 36 S (43 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 5 orange-black 5 M Orange 3 17 - 36 S (43 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 6 blue-black 6 M Blue 3 16 - 34 S (43 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 6 orange-black 6 M Orange 3 16 - 34 S (43 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 7 blue-black 7 M Blue 3 15 - 31 S (43 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 7 orange-black 7 M Orange 3 15 - 31 S (43 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 8 blue-black 8 M Blue 3 14 - 29 M (51 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 8 orange-black 8 M Orange 3 14 - 29 M (51 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 9 blue-black 9 M Blue 3 13 - 26 M (51 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 9 orange-black 9 M Orange 3 13 - 26 M (51 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 11 blue-black 11 M Blue 3 12 - 24 M (51 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 11 orange-black 11 M Orange 3 12 - 24 M (51 cm)
PLKB Swell V4 13 orange-black 13 M Orange 3 11 - 22 L (60cm)
PLKB Swell V4 13 blue-black 13 M Blue 3 11 - 22 L (60cm)
PLKB Swell V4 15 blue-black 15 M Blue 3 10 - 20 L (60cm)
PLKB Swell V4 15 orange-black 15 M Orange 3 10 - 20 L (60cm)