Roberto Ricci Designs


The new kite racing engine


The Addiction MKIII is our new racing Engine. Developed over the last months of 2011, the Addiction MKIII is a simple 5 strut design kite with a hi aspect ratio outline. It delivers great power in any conditions but still allows you to gently use the de-power in the hi-end moments, and keep a constant comfortable pull that will result in the best average board speed.
Extremely light in weight and manoeuvrable by design, the Addiction MKIII is extremely easy to be looped in the downwind reach, without loosing its constant power delivery.
On the upwind reach, the Addiction MKIII excels in wind window penetration and wants to constantly pull you forward, so get ready for some incredible speed and angles.
The stability of the kite even with the worst gusty wind conditions, makes your ride easier and comfortable, allowing you to concentrate on the racing strategy.
The Addiction MKIII raced on the K Race 70 LTD will be the ticket to ride for the best results of your racing career. 




The 5 strut design of the Addiction is the base for a stable and powerful profile. The high aspect ratio of the kite allow a powerful yet very progressive pull on the bar. The kites keeps its behaviour of stability and constant power/depower even when completely sheeted out. The maneuverability of the kite at on the full downwind legs is incredible. The kite turns on itself and keeps pulling you lower and lower on the window, allowing you to catch that downwind mark earlier than you opponents. Upwind the kites is always just where it needs to be. Efficient, powerful and very predictable in behaviour.

The new racing machine from RRD:

-Super Turning speed;

-Constant Power

-Upwind/Downwind race performance


· LE Parallel seams for maximum strenght and lower stretching on leeche area;

· Horizontal seams in the maximum profile areas for optimized shape;

· Full Dacron leech and wingtips;

· PVC round label strut end protectors;

· Metallic PU strut end reinforcements;

· DP 175 LL Dacron;

· Tejin T9600 Canopy;

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