THE ESCAPE V8
PLKB has pushed the new Escape even further! The Escape is a boosting machine which enables anyone to progress through tricks and big air jumps. The winning and distinctive features of the Escape have been kept, whilst the improvements on the canopy make the V8’s performance stand out big! This article is for those who want to know the 6 most important reasons why you want to send it with the Escape V8.
FREESTYLE ORIENTED PERFORMANCE
The escape’s open c-shape gives the kite a lot of speed and huge amounts of power when you send it for a jump. This shape makes the kite perfect for looping and gives it huge hangtime! C-shape/hybrid kites are the perfect combination between C-kites and a bow kite. This makes the Escape a freestyle orientated kite. Also usable for freeriders.
The kite’s wide middle section and deep profile increase the float, keeping you up there during your big air tricks and megaloops, and still provides solid upwind to keep the rider in the competition box or close to the beer cooler
DIRECT AND RESPONSIVE STEERING
The Escape’s minimal, pulley-less bridle makes the kite responsive and direct. This allows you to place the kite exactly where you need it. The short bridle makes it turn fast and as tight as you want, a great feature to bust out kite loops. The quick steering also makes it easy to work the kite in lower winds, helping you to stay out on the water longer.
LARGE USABLE WIND RANGE
Due to its lightweight construction, stability, and predictability, the Escape V7 has an expanded wind range for this type of design. Get out sooner and hold on longer. The big strut-less center panel of the canopy gives you the grunt and stability to fly in a wide range of conditions.
INTUITIVE HANDLING AND KITE FEEDBACK
The Escape’s smooth power and predictable handling give the rider a feeling of trust and control that inspires confidence from the first launch. The 4-strut design offers a balanced distribution of power. The big strut-less center piece gives the kite loads of grunt while the squared wingtips offer direct and powerful steering. The excellent bar feedback lets riders feel in control and allow more experienced riders to place the kite exactly where they need it to utilize its power to the fullest.
By shortening the trailing edge (combined with the laser cut canopy), the wing profile has been tightened, overall improving the Escape’s flight. This results in easier handling, more usable wind range and more pop for jumps.
The Escape is a loved kite among many. So, whilst we were improving it, we made sure to keep the characteristics which make it special: being a big air and freestyle oriented kite that is still user-friendly. By shortening the trailing edge, the Escape now flies slightly more back in the window, which generates more power to use for pops, especially for unhooked jumps. By making the Escape V8 faster but still very stable, the low end has improved. This makes the V8 suitable for riders who want a kite that always feels super solid and secure.
By cutting the canopy using computer controlled lasers, the overall shape of the kite is smoother and more precise, so that the kite becomes more efficient even in the most gusty conditions.
When flying the Escape, you’ll immediately notice that it’s even more direct and responsive than before. By having the canopy laser cut using computer-aided machines, the profile is precise and super smooth. Because of the enhanced design of the Escape, the kite performs
THE BOOSTING MACHINE
Exceptionally in most wind conditions. In strong winds and gusty conditions, the V8 is super stable. Its big air and boosting capabilities have been further improved, allowing for faster riding, higher jumps and bigger megaloops. With all wind conditions, you can notice that the kite’s steering is more direct and responsive and that it moves quickly through the wind window.
The Escape V8 is overall more powerful, efficient and direct, giving you the confidence and stoke to push your kiting to the next level! Its designed to connect to the rider, giving them all possibilities of style and riding that will make them want to kite 7 days a week..