ELEVEIGHT KITES - RS | CROSSOVER - FREERIDE | HANGTIME | WIND RANGE | UPWIND
A highly versatile delta-hybrid powerhouse, the RS is designed for limitless freeride performance with distinctive surf and freestyle characteristics.
NOTE - COVID HAS AFFECTED MANUFACTURING RATES AND KITES ARE COMING AND GOING FAST! We currently have 1x new 2022 9m RS left and 1x slightly used 12m (2 sessions), please check in for availability.
The RS is an all-round powerhouse, designed to tame any storm, boost massive airs, and master any spot. High-performance versatility made it our best selling kite, getting freeriders instantly psyched, even when chasing waves or popping freestyle tricks. The aerodynamic delta-hybrid design delivers exceptional efficiency meaning most RS riders will be content with a quiver of just two kites to cover the entire wind range. The construction features a medium to high aspect ratio with a huge angle-of-attack, giving the RS extra grunt making it particularly powerful. Combined with its dynamic speed, it truly stands out when going for massive airs, generating bags of hangtime and thrilling forward momentum when kitelooping.
Packed with nifty features, the RS swiftly travels upwind no matter how gusty the conditions or choppy the waters, and is accessible to riders of all levels thanks to the enhanced direct feel. The redesigned frame structure and new load seam also supports the canopy for extra stability. V5 is not only lighter in weight, but the modified wingtips deliver more direct turning and bar feedback, without too much pressure. With fast flight and turning characteristics, the RS is quick to respond to steering impulses with a constant power development in all wind conditions.
If you want to get psyched in seconds, try the new RS!
Peter Stiewe - Eleveight Kite Designer
"The RS is a high-performance freeride kite with a huge sweet spot over an impressive wind range. It is very well balanced and works for all riding styles."
- Three-strut delta-hybrid freeride kite with a precision direct feel
- Versatile performance tailor-made to suit all riding styles
- Ultra-stable construction efficient in any condition
- Designed to cover a massive wind range with easy upwind travel
- Precise, fast, and smooth turning characteristics
Excerpt from The Kite Mag Ultimate Test Review (2020):
In the air, it's nice and nippy on the bar, and in the turn the power delivery is superbly smooth and not in any way spiky...Upwind is more or less automatic, all that delta in the front tube means it climbs forward really well, and does the hard work for you and, unlike some delta designs, it flies in a straight line with no inner bar pressure required. Hooked twin-tipping is an elegant and controlled affair with a decent amount of floaty lift on demand. Load up for a jump, and the lift on the bar is far more than anticipated...Pushing the RS into a wave situation, it continues to hold its poise very well. Its drift ability is up there with most crossover kites, and the ever rapid turning ability makes it applicable to more technical waves in tricky conditions...Its enormous sweet spot and extended usable range speak legends for the designers behind it. True versatility doesn't come in this pleasant and playful a package very often.