RRD KITE DETAILS
We pride ourselves in using the latest technologies combined with creative design, added reinforcements, and durability: this is what RRD stands for. We do not cut corners when it comes to our equipment. Cause we love making our products equally as much as riding them.
The watchwords for RRD are style, quality, and strength, supported by the continuous commitment to research and development. Using the best materials and technologies, combined with the meticulous attention to detail, we create an unique piece of equipment with character, harmony, and performance.
45° CROSSED FABRICS LE/STRUT REINFORCEMENTS:
In correspondence of each strut and its connection point onto the leading edge, we have created a specific 45° crossed fibers double ripstop reinforcement that spreads the load of the strut onto the body of the kite during hard crashes, drastically reducing the potential canopy breakage of the kite.
TECHNO FORCE™ DOUBLE RIPSTOP:
Techno Force™ is a high density fabric with a tear stopping structure that is constructed with a high tensioning double polyester yarn. This material does not only add to the strength and longevity of our kites, but it also improves the stability and the flying characteristics without adding weight.
UV RESISTANT PU STRUT HOSE AND FITTINGS:
We use UV resistant PU strut hoses and fittings on the entire range of kites. This material has been tested against four years of sun and salt to ensure that it is durable and will increase the longevity of our equipment.
MULTI-POINT LINE SETTINGS:
Multiple points of connection provide a multitude of adjustments to the flying characteristics of the kite such as depower, bar pressure, turning speed, and turning radius. These changes affect jumping, kite loops, slack, drift, and water relaunch.
BRIDLE ANTI-TANGLE DEVICE:
A small batten that connects from the trailing edge to the leading edge that prevents the bridles from wrapping around the wingtip during launching or water relaunching. It also allows for storage of the bridles when packing the equipment after a session.
Radial Canopy reinforcements around the trailing edge of the kite, are positioned in a way that intersects the Techno Force Double Ripstop. This not only increases strength and durability on sensitive areas but also compliments the torsion placed on the kite, thus improving the overall flying characteristics.
CTB CONSTANT TENSION BACKLINES:
We have an elastic rope connected to the pigtails of the backlines that stretches up to around 20cm, this makes sure that your backlines are always slightly under tension when you depower the kite due to the slight delay it creates. This feature makes you able to always feel where the kite is and prevents the kite from frontstalling when you suddenly let go of the bar.
EXTRA STRUT REINFORCEMENTS:
All struts are reinforced with Kevlar stitched to the ends which reduce abrasion and the new design also prevents sand from getting into the kite. The middle strut includes Kevlar and an additional layer of Dacron because it suffers the most on impacts.
QUICK AIRFLOW VALVE:
A singular point, one way, air flow valve, inflation and deflation system with a special moulded protection cap.This new valve has a smaller diameter and pliable base that allows the perfect leading edge shape and adds to the lifespan of the kite.
ONE PUMP CLIPS:
One pump hose clamps that prevent unwanted airflow between struts and leading edge. Each clamp is covered with neoprene to prevent wear and damage to the kite.
CNC LASER CUT GRAPHIC PANELS:
Our bold graphics are designed with CNC laser cut panels made with canopy fabric firstly glued and then triplestitched together. This way we can avoid massive screen printining on the kite, reducing its deteriorating effect and making each graphic panel effectively a reinforcement on the kite body itself. An RRD exclusive design feature now copied by some other kite brands.
EXTERNAL SCUFF PROTECTORS:
Additional reinforcements on all scuff points strengthened with branded, EVA reinforcements to extend the life and durability of the kite. This EVA is then encased in Insignia secured by a double stitch that adds to the durability of high stress points.
LEADING EDGE REINFORCEMENTS:
Every panel of any inflatable structure, from the struts to the leading edge, is built with a special heavy duty stitching system. The stitching areas are internally reinforced with a strip of adhesive dacron (Insignia), creating a solid base for durability. Kevlar is then wrapped around every exposed LE Seam to provide further protection.
PU BRIDLE REINFORCEMENTS:
Bridle attachment points are reinforced with a soft PU external protection an and internal double adhesive dacron patch, to increase durability.
KEVLAR BRIDLE PADS:
Kevlar reinforcement scuff pads located on the wear points of the leading edge protecting the Dacron from constant abrasion where the bridles make contact with the leading edge.