3rd Gen Blade Fat Lady
Stop building sand castles and start ripping— light wind days should be just as fun as any other with the Blade Fat Lady. Powerfully efficient, the third generation Blade Fat Lady has been leading the field in light wind kites. It’s not just designed to keep you upwind, the Blade Fat Lady is focused on letting you pull off your usual bag of tricks and shred on the water with a big smile on your face. Every one of Blade’s kites is designed to be ultra-responsive, fast and quick turning. The third generation Blade Fat Lady is by no means an exception.
- Powerfully efficient
- Ultra thin LE
- Amazing low-end performance
- Impressively responsive and quick turning
Blade Fat Lady Kite Size: 17m
3 struts— The 3-strut kite design has proven itself since the day Blade introduced it in 2008, enhancing the responsiveness and turning speed for any size kite.
Ultra-Thin LE— Surprisingly, the diameter of the LE is nearly the same diameter as the Trigger 12m! This design characteristic drastically reduces drag forces, making this light wind Blade Fat Lady impressively quick and responsive.
Turning Axis - Mid-Pivot— Turning axis is generated along the LE between center strut and wingtip, resulting in efficient balance between turning speed and power delivery. This is a key performance feature for all-around kites.
Reflex Relaunch— Whether the Blade Fat Lady dives onto the water or tumbles through the waves,, it doesn’t matter. The exclusive kite design forces the wingtips out of the water and to the edge of the window. Virtually no work is needed to get back up and riding.
Dynamic Profile— The profile shape of the Blade Fat Lady from the leading to the trailing edge changes as you move from the center out towards the wingtips. This rider-conscious design provides the optimal performance characteristics for the different stages of flight.
Steep Profile Shape— A steeper profile shape has many added benefits, primarily in jumping performance. The deep contours pack the Blade Fat Lady with immediate power, giving the acquired thrust for big aerials.
Valve Reinforcements— Additional valve reinforcements were added to firmly attach all air-valves to the bladder on the Blade Fat Lady. One from below and one from above. We’ve also purpose-designed a new bladder adhesive to suit the unique requirements of kite construction.
Bridle Attachment Point— Internally constructed, the leading edge has twice as many reinforcement patches. That means larger LEI impact loads and additional protection from the constant wear of abrasion.
Molded LE Guards— Molded LE guards are lighter, more aerodynamic, and effectively protect the leading edge and canopy of the Blade Fat Lady.
Insignia Tape— We know you like to ride hard. That’s why the Blade Fat Lady has 25% more Insignia Tape in the delicate areas surrounding the LE. You can be confident this kite will endure even the toughest impact.
Dacron 160HPE— Unique Dacron material used for the leading edge, struts and tips is considerably lighter, but efficiently stronger. This is thanks to Blade's tried-and-tested, innovative box threading design, which has more rigid construction and allows for a tighter weave.
Teijin Techno Force— Top of the line Techno Force canopy material has been a mainstay of Blade's product line for 4 years, and has proven to be superior to anything else on the market.
MAD 2 Air Flow System— The specially-designed valve pieces on the Blade Fat Lady’s one-pump system are 100 percent foolproof. You’ll be pumped up and ready to hit the waves in no time!
The Blade Fat Lady Kite comes with:
- 4m Flying Line Extensions