Flexifoil Blade 4.9
Forever Flying, L.L.C.
2528 Spring Ave, SW
Decatur, AL 35601-6345
(beside Whitt's BBQ)
Link to Directions
Phone: (256) 308-0988
Fax: (256) 308-0658
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday / 10am-6pm CST
Manager: Shawn E. Donahoo
Feel welcome to email me (email@example.com) with questions or comments.
(Flexifoil Blade - Competition-Level Quad-Line Traction Kite)
2000 (Mark I) Sizes & Pricing:
(while supplies last)
2.6m = $498 (List) / $349 (Sale)
3.3m = $598 (List) / $399 (Sale)
4.9m = $698 (List) / $449 (Sale)
7.2m = $889 (List) / $625 (Sale)
Model 2.6m - span 126in (10.5ft) - area 28sqft - aspect 3.9 - 21 cells
Model 3.3m - span 150in (12.5ft) - area 36sqft - aspect 4.4 - 25 cells
Model 4.9m - span 205in (17ft) - area 53sqft - aspect 5.5 - 31 cells
Model 7.2m - span 242in (20ft) - area 78sqft - apect 5.2 - 33cells
Blade 3.3 (color #2)
#11301(bl01) - Rsp/Blue/Purp Tips (above left)
#11302 (bl02) - Blu/Blu/Rsp Tips (above right)
#11402 (bl03) - Ora/Gld/Gld Tips (above left)
#11401 (bl04) - Blu/Blu/D.Blu Tips (above right)
#11701 (bl05) - Rsp/Blu/Pur Tips (above left)
#11702 (bl06) - Gry/Gry/Blk Tips (above right)
2001 Blade (Mark II) Sizes & Pricing:
2.0m = $430
3.0m = $490
4.0m = $570 (List) / $475 (Sale)
4.9m = $650 (List) / $549 (Sale)
6.4m = $750 (List) / $625 (Sale)
7.8m = $890 (List) / $739 (Sale)
9.0m = $1050 (List) / $875 (Sale)
Model 2.0 MkII - span NA - area 21.5sqft (S) - aspect NA - cells
Model 3.0 MkII - span NA - area 32.25sqft (S) - aspect NA - cells NA
Model 4.0 MkII - span 4.6m (15.1ft) - area 43sqft (S) - area 3.65 sq.m. (P) - 29 cells
Model 4.9 MkII - span 5.2m (17ft) - area 52sqft (S) - area 4.4 sq.m. (P) - 31 cells
Model 6.4 MkII - span 5.75m (18.8ft) - area 69sqft (S) - area 5.7 sq.m. (P) - 31 cells
Model 7.8 MkII - span 6.35m (20.8ft) - area 84sqft (S) - area 6.35 sq.m (P) - 31 cells
Model 9.0 MkII - span 6.8 m (22.3ft) - area 97 sqft (S) - area 8.0 sq.m. (P) - 31 cells
The 2001 BLADE range has been expanded and improved with new
colors throughout. The
venting on the leading edge has been extended towards the wingtip, which improves tip
inflation, prevents tucking and helps maintain momentum and pull through the turn. This is
a competition kite that has been designed and manufactured to achieve maximum
efficiency, power output, lift and manoeuvrability. The BLADE is a four line kite which can
easily be converted to two lines, which makes it first choice for all traction activities including
Kiteboarding, Buggying, Snowboarding, Mountainboarding and more. Every Kiteboarder
should have one of these kites in their quiver as it gives the rider unrivalled power and lift
plus the exhilaration of pure kite performance. Many of the world's top riders fly the BLADE
and have already used it to push back the boundaries of what is possible on the water!
Recommended for intermediate to advanced flyers who are into advanced and extreme
(Link to a photo shown with Quadrifoil Medium Handles for reference)
Each Blade kite comes in a sturdy carry-bag with instructions
and a pair of Control Handles.
Flying Lines are available seperately. Features like tapered wingplan, through venting and
gradual wing cross section tapering toward thewing tips, make Blades very efficient
traction kites in the hands of experienced flyers. Smaller sizes are intended for
stronger winds and the larger sizes for lighter wind conditions. The operating
wind range of each Blade will largely depend on the flyers skill level with this type of kite.
Blade flying:- Blades are efficient powerful traction kites
suitable for experienced
ram-air quad-line flyers with anunderstanding of the dynamics of this type of kite.
No matter what type of kite you use for Kite Traction, there
are a number of things to
remember when selecting the best size to start with. The kite to use will depend on the Surface;
(Skis on snow or ice, Kite Buggy on soft or hard sand, grass or hard ground, or Kite Board
on water), the Wind Speed; flyer Skill and Experience and flyer Weight. Whether the flyer is a
novice or has a lot of Traction Kiting experience, the best choice is the smallest kite that will
produce enough power to move. It is essential not to be overpowered, not just because it's
obviously safer, but upwind travel will be easier and less power is easier to manage.
Once you are confident that you can control the kite, then progress to Kite Buggy, Skis or Kite Board.
These kites produce considerable pull and are not suitable
for inexperienced flyers.
Always learn to control the kites before attempting kite traction activities.
Sensible saftey precautions should be followed when flying these kites and protective clothing,
especially sturdy shoes and a helmet should always be worn when using them for traction.
A personal floatation device should always be worn when using these kites for any
water related activitiy such as kite surfing. Read instructions and heed safety warnings
included with every kite.
Todd Troutman of Atmore, AL with Blade (Mk II) 9.0:
Photo #1 / Photo #2 / Photo #3
Last Updated 3/26/2005