When flying the Escape, you’ll immediately notice that it’s even more direct and responsive than before. By having the canopy laser cut using computer-aided machines, the profile is precise and super smooth. Because of the enhanced design of the Escape, the kite performs exceptionally in most wind conditions. In strong winds and gusty conditions, the V8 is super stable. Its big air and boosting capabilities have been further improved, allowing for faster riding, higher jumps and bigger megaloops. With all wind conditions, you can notice that the kite’s steering is more direct and responsive and that it moves quickly through the wind window.
Experience all the possibilities with the new Escape V8. Proven on world stages like the World Kiteboarding League and Red Bull King of the Air, the Escape is built to offer the explosive performance you’d expect from a freestyle kite. The V8 is a boosting machine which enables anyone to progress through tricks and big air jumps. Built with accessibility in mind, from the first launch you will feel the performance potential of the Escape V8 come alive!
The 8th generation Escape maintains its high-quality materials and build, with its unique 4-strut, open C-shape design. The kite’s its wide middle section and deep profile increase the float, keeping you up there during your big air tricks and megaloops, whilst still providing solid upwind to keep you in the competition box or close to the beer cooler. All this power that the Escape generates is kept in shape by a short, pulley-less bridle that makes the V8 highly responsive and very precise. Furthermore, a few improvements have been made to make the V8 even more special. The Triflow panels on the leading edge add smoothness and stability to the leading edge. The trailing edge has been shortened so that the kite flies in the power-zone a bit more, so to generate even more power for big air jumps and for rotating tricks. The laser-cut canopy of the Escape V8 has become super smooth, limiting all wrinkles from forming in the canopy and making kite more efficient, and the flight behaviour more stable, direct and responsive than before.
The Escape is designed to connect to the rider. It feels like an extension of your body, that’s why you will feel comfortable and inspired to push riding right from the first launch. Combined with endless possibilities of style and riding, the Escape V8 will make you want to kite 8 days a week.