BUILT FOR SIMPLICITY AND EASE OF USE FOR ALL RIDER LEVELS, THE EXPLORER IS THE MASTER OF ACCESSIBILITY. THIS SINGLE SURFACE DESIGN OPENS UP A WORLD OF SNOWKITING OPPORTUNITIES, ALLOWING YOU TO RIDE CONFIDENTLY IN AN INSTANT, ADVENTURE IN NEW TERRAIN AND DISCOVER NATURE’S SNOWY WONDERS.
Years of intensive research and testing the lightest materials available for Kites and Paragliders have allowed us to create the Explore V1 Ultralight to increase performance without compromising durability. We have refined every construction detail to be as weight-efficient as possible, resulting in one of the lightest de-power snow kites on the market starting at 600 grams!
The Explore V1 Ultralight is powerful for its size and delivers consistent pull throughout the wind window. It de-powers instantly without surging across the middle of the window and generates minimal upward lift making it very user friendly to learn on. It is comfortable to fly due to the relatively slow flying speed, and the single surface design means it is exceptionally resistant to crash damage. These characteristics make the Explore an amazing kite for entry-level and intermediate riders, providing the confidence to progress and improve your Snowkiting skills.
For the advanced rider, it offers a whole new feeling, opening up new ways of riding and pushing the boundaries. It has versatile handling depending on your ability - tight and dynamic or slow lazy loops, both essential for navigating difficult terrain. Riding down slopes with the kite de-powered up high or to the side allows more concentration on riding and less worry about the kite.
For experts on backcountry missions or touring expeditions, the ultra-lightweight design means it can fly in very light wind, allowing you to work the low end efficiently without having to worry about keeping the kite in the sky. The Explore V1 Ultralight launches in light winds, stays in the air easily in gusty conditions, and is super reactive even in the lightest breeze.
The single surface design combined with lightweight materials makes it very compact and easy to pack multiple kites into one technical backpack. To reduce weight and packing volume even further we use unsheathed spliced and stitched bridle line. This line is not just light and thin, it also reduces parasitic drag resulting in fast flying and tight turns.
When it’s time to take a break or pack away you will find the Explore easy to land as it incorporates our industry-leading Internal Re-Ride Release System. This effective, easy to use, the self-landing system means you can land the kite quickly whenever needed and it will remain in an open position ready to be re-launched.
We believe the opportunities are endless, what are you waiting for, go Explore!