ELEVEIGHT KITES - RS | CROSSOVER - FREERIDE | HANGTIME | WIND RANGE | UPWIND
The RSeries, or RS, is an all-round powerhouse kite, designed to tame any storm, boost massive airs, and master any spot.
Due to its high-performance versatility, it quickly became our best selling kite. The aerodynamic delta-hybrid design delivers greatest freeride performance while enabling riders also to chase waves and pop freestyle tricks. This multi-talent is exceptionally efficient, and most riders are content with a quiver of two kites to cover the entire wind range. The construction features a medium to high aspect ratio with a huge angle-of-attack, which gives the RS an extra in grunt, making it particularly powerful. Combined with its dynamic speed, it truly stands out when going for massive airs, which are followed by plenty of hang time. Kite loops come naturally to this wing and generate a thrilling forward momentum.
Thanks to the direct feel, the kite’s performance is accessible to riders of all levels. It swiftly travels upwind, no matter how gusty the wind or choppy the waters.
Peter Stiewe - Eleveight Kite Designer
"The design and construction of the RS deliver a hefty grunt throughout a massive wind range. It`s also ultra-versatile."
- Three-strut delta-hybrid kite for high-performance freeriding
- Tailor-made for versatile performance, in all riding styles
- Designed to cover massive wind range and easy upwind travel
- Ultra-stable construction, perfect for riding in any condition
- Precise, fast, and smooth turning characteristics
- Superior materials like X4 canopy and XT cloth made by Techno Force™
Changes for 2021:
Packed with nifty features, we were able to enhance the performance of RS V4 even further. Riders will instantly notice that the kite delivers more feedback due to the shorter bridle geometry. This redesign also reduced bar pressure, minimizing the strain on the forearms. A new alignment of the tip struts decreases drag, resulting in faster flight speed and turning characteristics. We also updated the leading edge wingtip diameter, making the kite quicker to respond to steering impulses. Our new ultra-light load diffusers as well as the fully redesigned trailing edge with smart anti-vibration patches, eliminate unnecessary weight, while improving stability and longevity. The new RS gets everyone psyched in seconds.
Check out the Eleveight RS video review of new features for 2021 and general info about the kites performance characteristics:
The RS is a highly versatile delta-hybrid powerhouse designed for limitless freeride performance and distinctive surf and freestyle characteristics.
Available colours are yellow, grey, black and red. However, colour selection is subject to availability.
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.