Year: 2010 / Size: 10.5 m / Status: Used
Retail Price: $ 1,659.00
Naish Helix 10.5 m w/Univ Con Sys complete
The 2010 Helix is the exotic sports car of the kite world...pushing the envelope in both design and flying characteristics. The Helix had been radically redesigned to provide C-shape preformance and feel, while maintaining the depower you expect out of a bridled kite. For 2010, the Helix continues to evolve with a revolutionary power foil canopy sigma outline. This platform coupled with refinements to the aspect ratio, LE diameter, strut foil and arc have produced the most preformance driven Sigma kite ever. The new Helix has been modified to be more aggressive than ever. The kite flies with a stronger pull, faster flying speed, faster turning speed and an easier relaunch. On my first day out with the Helix, it was hard to believe I was riding the 9m as it felt more like a 7m. I think that most intermediate/advanced riders want to ride a c-kite for freestyle and big kiteloops for reasons like bar feel, pull, and flying speed, but also want the stability and depower of an SLE for wave riding or gusty days. If you find yourself in a similar predicament, the 2010 Helix is the solution! What is the biggest advantage of your control bar?
The biggest advantage of our control system is that is extremely simple and streamlined while being what we and many of our customer believe to be the most advanced in the market.
How does self launch and self landing work on this kite?
We do not recommend self landing or launching your kite, you should always get help from a friend. However, self launching works like on most bridled kites; put your kite sideways to the wind, walk upwind with you bar, then pull one back line. For self landing, put your kite on the edge of the window and pull strongly on the leash line.
What are some of the other key product features and performance characteristics?
This year all the kites come with 20m lines on the bar control system, Then we have extension lines; the 9, 10.5 and 12 come with 4 meter extensions, and the 14 comes with a 7 meter extension line.
What style/level of rider will most enjoy this product and in what conditions?
The more advanced kiter will definitely get the most out of the 2010 Helix as it turns really fast and has a lot of pop. Regarding conditions, there are really no limits. From gusty to steady winds, this kite will handle it for waves, freeriding, freestyle and racing.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 03 April, 2011.