If you’re not familiar with the Trigger by now, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past 8 years. This multi-purpose kite has been grabbing riders’ attention for its pinpoint responsiveness, quickness, big air boosts and skill building performance. By combining efficient power delivery, amazingly fast turning and dynamic profile shape, the Trigger allows you to diversify your skill set. Quickly set it up with the all new max flow pump and you’re ready to jump, loop, speed ride, spin and grab, or just cruise. With the new Trigger, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one style. Just pick a time and a place and you’re guaranteed to enjoy an immediate adrenaline rush.
Visit for more info: www.bladekites.com/kite/trigger/
Our Testers Say:
“Go ahead and pull the trigger. I got my biggest boost of the day on this kite,” Davey Beard.
“Turns well, jumps high and maintains power even in lighter winds. I’m seriously considering this as my next kite,” Bill Gordon.
“Clean, simple and powerful! Predictable handling with no surprises,” Russ Werner.
The Trigger is back for 2016 with its 3-strut medium aspect C-shaped canopy that Blade markets as an all around performer in the freeride category. New for this year, the Trigger features the Max Flow inflation system previously seen on all the Liquid Force kites. This is probably one of the most efficient and fastest inflation valves, but it does require a proprietary wide-mouth pump nozzle attachment to make it work. The Blade airframe uses a dual setting front bridle with pulley that allows the user to switch between the rear setting labeled “standard” and a forward setting labeled “wave,” while the wingtip has a single steering setting. Testers gave the Trigger high praise for its crisp steering response, upwind ability and big boosting capabilities. The Trigger turns in a wider steering arc and feels fast through the window. Testers liked its light to medium bar pressure and were generally impressed by it’s boost with massive jumps that sometimes generated more lift mid flight and decent overall hangtime. The Trigger put a smile on most testers faces and was recommended as a great option for the hooked in freestylers looking to shame some friends with their Woo app. It was also suggested this kite would be fun in the waves and general freeride as well.
The Trigger comes with the Uni Control Bar. An adjustable dual length bar, a spectra sheeting/throw line, sliding stopper, single center-line safety depower, low V, above bar large metal depower cleat with a Velcro attachment option to keep the depower control toggle from tangling and a push away quick release with travel guard. The center lines end in a knot and the outside lines end in loops and the length of sheeting/throw can be adjusted at the cleat for varying arm lengths of kiters or the type of riding. The Uni features foam floats and the tips of the bar are hard, and the outside leader lines allow riders to adjust the length of the outside lines for stretch or tuning. Testers like the thin diameter grip and fairly firm texture as well as the bent up bar grip.
Visit for more info on the bar: www.bladekites.com/unibar/