Wind range is indicative only based on an average rider weight of 80kg.
The Summit is an all out performance snowkite for dedicated snowkite riders. The Summit has filled the legacy of the well loved Manta.
The Summit 2014 has had small changes to the bridle design from the 2013 model to make the stall/landing smoother, more controlled and from popular demand we have added the all-new 15m to the range.
The Summit is for riders with experience and who are looking for a kite to explore the limits of what we think is possible. The high aspect design, clean sail, de-power range and handling will allow the adventurous to push the boundaries of the sport even further. The Summit has so much potential due to its amazing power generation in light winds but also its big de-power in strong winds. Combine that with fast direct handling and you have the ultimate combination for progressive riders.
The design of this kite has been maximized to deliver as much performance as possible. Each aspect has been calculated using the latest development techniques to produce a kite that pushes the limit of design. With our new software and our years of experience we have put together a unique combination of aspect ratio, cell width, profile and sail tension. We have incorporated technology from our class leading paraglider designs to dramatically improve stability.
The total flag out option is extremely useful when landing the kite at the top of a mountain or in extreme conditions. It allows you to completely kill the power to pack up safely. We still recommend that you land the kite using the webbing brake handle to cleanly stall the kite if conditions permit i.e. when taking a break or finished for the day.
The 2014 Summit is also available in an ULTRALIGHT version, it is the same design as the Summit but produced with high quality ultra light material to reduce it’s weight and packing volume to a minimum. It is made with the same lightweight materials as our worlds lightest Paraglider.
The difference in weight also greatly improves the flying characteristics of the kite. It will launch in lighter winds, it turns a little quicker and stays in the air longer in gusty conditions. The ULTRALIGHT version of the Summit is the kite of choice for those who want to explore, it might be mountains you have to skin up before you can kite the ridges or a massive vast wilderness you attempt to cross with a sledge and want to have as little weight as possible for those days you have to walk. The Summit ULTRALIGHT comes in one color only with a standard bar and lines but a lighter material rucksack to further reduce weight.
As it is about 25% lighter than our standard kites it is also less resistant to harsh abuse. It needs a well experienced pilot who knows how to keep the kite up in the air and how to handle it gently on the ground.
The ULTRALIGHT kites will be produced on request only so please order early to plan for production and delivery time. Contact your local dealer/distributor and ask about the ULTRALIGHT.