Eleveight OS V2 Kite Package
The Eleveight OS V2 is advancing the boundaries of light wind performance, allowing riders to take-off in the slightest breeze. It is the one tool all foil riders need for their quiver. New on the V2, along with design refinements for increased performance, is a radically lighter Extreme Light High-Tenacity fabric, which has cut the overall weight of the kite by 1/4th! The OS V2’s design and top tier materials places it at the pinnacle of the market with the top shelf brands. Most importantly it is designed to unlock the next level of your riding.
OS V2 PERFORMANCE FEATURES
- One strut mid-swept hybrid design for foiling and freeriding
- Highly responsive performance kite with dynamic turning speed
- Optimized aspect ratio for superior light wind performance
- Backstall-proof design and automatic relaunch characteristics
- Feather-light design with ultra-durable quality materials
- Adjustable turning performance settings
Murrays Review: The consistency and stability of the Eleveight OS V2 allow it to feel immediately familiar and confidence inspiring. Large wind range with both a solid low end and great depower. We love the small sizes for foiling, the mid range sizes for crossover freeride/foil/waves and the larger sizes are great for light wind freeriding. The OS V2 has a very solid canopy feel, it has very little flutter even when depowered and thru tight pivotal turns. The responsiveness is very crisp, it responds immediately to bar input and always makes you feel like you are 100% in control with its incredible consistency and reliable performance. The OS V2 is a rare breed of kite that has both low end and generous depower, and does not feel like it has sacrificed one for the other. This is the kite that you will see us riding more often than not this year both on a foil and in the surf.
Design Vision 2: The OS V2
Riding light wind with the OS is pure happiness. Even more so with Version 2 of our dedicated foil and freeride kite, as every inch of material delivers outstanding performance, no matter how thin the breeze. Launch this feather-light kite in well below 10 knots and discover a whole new world of kiteboarding. The Open-C design comes with outstanding agility, a massive sweet spot, and direct control. Though it is remarkably dynamic, the kite is easy to tame as the steering is well-defined and precise. The power deployment is astonishingly smooth, which comes in handy when looping the kite during transitions while switching the stance. The fluid movements in the sky naturally transfer to the rider below.
Following the feedback of kiteboarders all over the world, we made some upgrades to the OS. We started by decreasing the aspect ratio while adding more sweep to the wingtips. These adjustments highly improved stability, especially in stronger winds and gusts. Testing the latest performance-materials, we replaced the regular XT fabric with the innovative Extreme Light High-Tenacity fabric (XT LIGHT), a brand new material that is lighter yet stronger. We also used this material in our completely reworked trailing edge, which we equipped with anti-vibration patches, effectively reducing flutter. Making those modifications, we were able to develop a much sturdier kite that is even lighter than before. Hence it is more agile and covers a wider wind range. Add the OS to your quiver and take off in any breeze.
Adjustable turning settings:
We love this feature on the Eleveight kites. We have seen kites with front bridle settings but this feature has never really been well explained or understood, and most kites that we have seen it on didn’t perform well outside of the standard setting. But Eleveight has labeled the attachment point pigtail and the canopy to make it easy to use and understand.
The 3 settings are: Tip, Standard and Pivot. This changes affect the axis that the kites turn on. These setting dictate how large the diameter of the rotation is in the sky, how much power it generates thru the turn and how long it takes to complete any given rotation. On the user end they change how hard and how long you need to pull to get the kite thru a turn with Pivot being that quickest and Tip being the longest.
Pivot – This setting makes the kite to rotate on an axis in the center of the kite. This setting has the fastest rotation. It spins around a central axis and redirects its self without needing to move up or down in the wind window. This setting rotates the kite the fastest and with the least power generated thru the turn. This is the best setting for quickly redirecting with the kite when you do not want to generate any additional power allowing you to put the kite exactly where you want it without getting pulled off course. Surfers like this so they can position the kite right where they want it and they can stay on the wave.
Standard – This setting makes the kite rotate on an axis half way between the center of the kite and its wing tip. This setting will generate some additional power thru the turn but not a lot, and it will rotate only about half a kite width out side of a wingspan a full bar tilt turn. This is the happy medium setting that the kites come set on and most people ride on. It can rotate quickly with out much effort and it can still make a sweeping turn to generate power when needed.
Tip – The Tip setting makes the kite pivot on its wingtip. So the kite will change in altitude about one kite width. This setting will generate the most power thru the turn and will take the longest to complete a rotation. This is the setting for those who want the kite take a wider turning arch and to generate more power thru the turn. Great for freeriders, powered turns, boosting, and high winds as it slows down the tuning making it easy to handle when the wind wants to turn the kite really fast.