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BWS AE2 11.0 Kitesurfing Kite

BUILT FOR WAVES: THE INSPIRATION FOR THE Æ2 KITE

We wanted to create a wave kite that turns super fast but at the same time keeps the best elements of our early BWSURF Noise models, primarily drift and stability. With the Æ2 we can proudly say we’ve succeeded in this mission. The Æ2 is a complete re-design with a smoother profile and faster turning achieved in part through altering arc shapes through each size. The response on the wave and drift is far greater than any other kite we have made or flown. A tricky combination to achieve but one that delivers a far more user-friendly performance to the rider and will make riding in waves (or landing freestyle tricks) smoother and more achievable for all levels of rider.

Each size of Æ2 has been specifically designed for its purpose and wind range (no up or down scaling). The Leading Edges in bigger sizes are lighter and thinner but still hold enough volume for a rigid frame and fast relaunch. Additionally, each kite size has its own specific bridling frame for best performance.

Æ2 is an incredibly high performance and complete wave kite for ALL conditions and ALL levels.

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3 Strut Lightweight Design

The Æ2 features a super-thin profile with reduced diameter and lighter LE for fast flying and turning. This lighter canopy design also improves glide and prevents stalling through any lulls or low spots in the wind. Medium thickness struts accommodate the rigid frame for a seamlessly clean canopy shape; no flutters or wrinkles that cause drag.


SMOOTH POWER & DRIFT

“Æ2 is the continuation of the Æ1 and has been built for riding in demanding conditions based on my personal experiences. From light summer breezes to intense Typhoons, this kite has seen it all. The new refined SD profile (Smooth Drift) of the kite makes a much smoother power delivery and feeling in the bar while enhancing the turning speed and performance through all areas of the 3D window.
 
Each size has been designed for the specific conditions and is not simply a scale up of the shape. It has different over all aspect ratios through the range; lower in the smaller and larger sizes, while maintaining a medium aspect through the mid range for best performance. The Æ2 offers an enhanced sensation while riding the wave yet you don’t know the kite is there. After the first turn for initial setup the kite will just follow you down the line with absolutely no pull, allowing you to ride the wave. But when needed the kite is super responsive, just sheet in to get around that section and set yourself up for the next lip annihilation!

The Æ2 is hands-down the most user friendly wave kite to date!” – Dano See

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Custom Wingtip Design

A completely new and longer wingtip design for fast pivot turning allows full flow through all turns and NO stalling or dead spots in any area of the window. The Æ2 features a stiffer profile which makes the turning and handling of the kite even better than it was before.

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Surf Bridle

The stable 3-point short surf bridle is compact and has no pulleys and is born from all-new weight distribution technology. Each string is custom-weighted to each point, allowing an even weight distribution when powering the kite on and off. This keeps a truly tight canopy with no distortion. The bridle holds the weight of the kite perfectly when sheeted in, but what happens when you sheet out? Our new bridle’s custom point weight distribution allows the kite’s weight to be distributed evenly through all phases of sheeting.

 

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Best Materials & Manufacture

Our new factory in Philippines has a long and rich history of manufacturing high-end sails for the global sailing market. This new partner factory has headquarters in the UK and is all about forward thinking, quailty and finding the best possible solution to deliver you a product we can all be proud of.

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New! Bladder material with a dry yet slippery coating, translating to minimal friction, reduced wear and easier replacement. Made from the latest V2 TPU Film 0.1mm these are crafted the strongest TPU bladder material for its weight available to date. 

New! yet ultra clean2016 TPU airlock kite valve. No more nozzles! This inflate valve fits all kite pumps. It’s quick, simple, with no tricky attachments. 

New! Capetown FL610 bridle lines from premium German line manufacturer, Teufelburger. Selected for the incredibly low elongation test results and even greater durability and performance. 

New! LE and strut KPE 165 Dacron made byDimension Polyant for increased profile rigidity that translates to an amazing, direct feel and improved handling of the kite.

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