Great things take time, but our latest creation was worth the wait. The special edition Synthesis SE made quite a splash last season but there were only 30 pilots lucky enough to get one. We’ve been hard at work in the design studio since then, refining all the things we loved about the bespoke SE to make a production version that’s as spectacular to look at as it is to fly.
From a radical new wing shape concept to a crash-resistant floating CT, new molded APA fittings, and a new way to precisely adjust your bridle, the Synthesis let us play with design features we’ve been developing in the background for years. There’s a lot more to sport kite design than meets the eye, and we went way down the rabbit hole refining the tiniest details to produce a kite that we’re proud to add to to our long history of innovative and beautiful sport kites.
The innovative faceted leading edge shape with a 6 degree bend at the ferrules gives it extra drive and precision in the air. On the ground the straight leading edge sections can flex farther than a pre-bent cambered wing, so you can flex them farther without breakage.
The sail is carefully laid up by hand from ultralight 1/2 oz ripstop polyester, low stretch Mylar laminate, and aerospace-tough reinforcement materials. It’s framed in Dynamic DT15 wrapped, tapered carbon spreaders and 6mm pultruded carbon tubes with internal reinforcements at all stress points. The tapered carbon spreaders put stiffness in the middle of the kite where you want it for performance and minimize weight towards the wingtips for quick response. The 6mm pultruded carbon tubes outperform wrapped tubes in a mishap and are more affordable to replace if you ever crash hard enough to break one.
Flying lines not included.