FREERIDE | WAVE | BIG AIR | LIGHTWIND KITEBOARDING
The Passion comes in as RRD's freeride kite with 3-struts. This kite provides very direct power with direct feeling steering inputs. Hang time/floaty jumps, old school tricks, cruising, and wave riding fit this kite quite well. It is also great in light winds when getting the larger "light wind" models. Sizing this size would be true to size or even a bit conservative. Like we said, it feels powerful.
Note: Price is Kite and Bag only.MAGAZINE REVIEWER'S TAKE: FROM RRD:
The Passion MK9 is the benchmark of a high performance, 3 strut, Freeride, Wave and Big Air kite, impressing everyone from entry level riders to experts.
The MK9 still delivers pure, predictable power, paired with amazing stability. This ‘new best thing’ is a fantastic kite for all-round freeride, wave, big air, and freestyle progression that provides a perfect blend of turning speed, handling, and jumping ability.
One of the important differences between most of the classic freeride kites on the market is that the Passion MK9 has 3 struts instead of five. The reduction of two struts translates into a lighter kite with more maneuverability and an increased low-end.
Expect increased performance and all-round use from this kite due to the changes made to the MK9. This year we have lowered the aspect ratio, shortened the bridles, and removed all four of the pulleys that were on the MK8; that’s a total of zero! This kite will respond immediately to input and provides direct feedback throughout the more rounded, faster turns.
The MK9 is re-designed, refined, and has redefined the durability of its predecessor, the Passion MK8. The bar pressure is now lighter, it flies more on the front lines and the kite has slightly less grunt, which is compensated by the increased speed.
At RRD, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality product without cutting corners. Every individual kite size has a customised leading edge diameter. For the smaller sizes, we accomplished maximum rigidity to handle extreme conditions whereas the larger sizes are focused on a LE diameter that has the perfect balance between weight, stiffness, and air penetration.
But wait, there’s more! Relaunching is easier, even in low wind conditions. It is extremely predictable because the gradually changing power while sheeting is coupled with consistent bar pressure. And due to the increased speed and stability, the MK9 provides an abundance of addicting lift that will generate some huge airs!
If there is one kite that will transcend the boundaries from beginner to expert, this is our solution towards excellence through your Passion.
- Internal and external extra reinforcements on every leading edge panel
- 45 degree leading edge reinforcements panels
- Leading edge seam protection
- Bridle anti-tangle device
- Radial reinforcements
- 3-strut construction with additional rounded Kevlar reinforcements
- Double Dacron reinforcements on the middle strut
- Techno Force™ Double Ripstop
- Re-designed air flow valve for easier pumping and deflating with special moulded protection cap
Available for delivery (Depending on time and location within Alberta: Calgary, Keho, Old Man Dam, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Gull Lake) or ship to kiteboarders and kitesurfers in Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, NWT, Yukon, USA, you name it we'll get it there for you to enjoy your kite.