Get ready to go big! The SPLEENE HAZE flexes its muscles. Pure freeride power, monster lift and mega hangtime.
Freeride | Big Air Kite
7m – 9m – 12m
The HAZE is the new freeride kite from SPLEENE. High-end materials paired with a Performance Delta-Shape in Gemini-4-Strut design – for maximum performance with easiest control.
- Easy handling & jumping
- Maximum turning speed
- Huge windrange
- Direct feeling
- Mega hangtime
- Bridle modes
Highlights of the SPLEENE HAZE
The HAZE replaces its predecessor QX. The high performance delta kite has been completely overhauled.
The redesigned bridle gives the kite more speed and feedback. The progressive bar feeling allows an extremely precise and intiutive control, in every situaltion. The 3 bridle modes allow every kiter to tune the HAZE according to his wishes.
The premium material Quad-Ripstop Teijin 4X is used for the flying cloth. Minimal material stretch and stable for years in its excellent properties. For the front tube and struts, the important skeleton of the HAZE, we rely on high-end Dacron, made in Germany, by Dimension Polyant. Maximum stability with minimum weight gives the HAZE its consistent profile in any situation. The result is a kite with an ultra-direct feel.
In terms of manufacturing, the HAZE sets new standards. Seams, valves, connections – numerous details were analysed in all details and further optimized. The effort was worth it: the HAZE exhibits the very highest level of quality.
Easy handling & jumping
Key feature of a good freeride kite? Easy handling. Full performance, easy to access in order to concentrate fully on kiting. Riding and jumping are the goals – and this is where the HAZE kite shines. Even in the lower wind range, lots of power lifts you onto the kiteboard. When the kite is flying, it unfolds its full potential and is always easy to control.
When jumping, the HAZE shows itself from its best side. Whether you actively build up line tension over the edge or simply steer the kite to the “back”. The HAZE lifts you straight up into the air. And on landing, it sets you down evenly and in a controlled manner.
And: If the kite should fall into the water – the HAZE makes the relaunch as easy as possible. Even in light winds, the pull of the steering line is enough. The delta profile straightens the kite quickly and the HAZE simply launches into the air at the edge of the wind window. You can also launch the HAZE backwards using both control lines.
Maximum turning speed
The HAZE’s Gemini-4-Strut design is unbeatable in terms of turning speed and responsiveness.
Why? Kites without a center strut twist far better than kites with a center strut – the best prerequisite for direct turning. The HAZE thus implements steering commands more directly and precisely. You will be shocked the first time how fast a freeride kite can react and fly.
Thanks to its freeride profile, the HAZE has a lot of power that can be called up directly. The pull already unfolds powerfully and controlled in the lower wind range.
If the wind increases, the HAZE shows its strengths. The optimized bridle, the Gemini-4-Strut design and the nicely tuned center of gravity makes the depower efficient. At the same time you can give or take a lot of power to the kite via the adjuster. All sizes offer you great safety up into the strong wind range.
The bar feeling of the HAZE is progressively tuned. You get optimal feedback from the kite and always know exactly where it is. You decide whether you want to glide easy or fly fully powered through the air.
In addition, the Quad-Ripstop Teijin 4X prevents any spongy feeling. The premium canopy makes the kite not only more robust, but over the entire wind range significantly more direct than double or triple ripstop cloths.
The HAZE shows its power also in the air. The Gemini-4-Strut design gives the kite a lot of free area in the center. Combined with the high arc profile, the HAZE carries you through the air with a mega hangtime. You can enjoy the flight to the fullest, have plenty of time for board-offs and other tricks and are gently set down by the HAZE at the end.
You have 3 bridle points and 2 attachment points on the tips to adjust the kite exactly to your wishes.
In Stability Mode you have a pure freerider that stands quietly in the sky and spoils you with endless freeriding. For freestylers, the HAZE delivers maximum power and stability in this setting.
Flip the switch and go into Agility Setup, and the HAZE gets proper turning speed and becomes ultra-direct. Just right for active riders or great wave & foil sessions.
What is the technology behind the SPLEENE HAZE?
Never stop innovating. The HAZE combines refined design details with high-end materials and the best workmanship. The result is one of the best freeride kites on the market.
Modern freeride kites are designed in the delta shape. With this shape, the so-called aspect ratio, simply put, the ratio of length to height of a kite, is significantly greater than with C-kites, for example. Freeride kites are more elongated, offer the wind more lift area and thus need to be moved less to develop propulsive power. The leading edge is swept, which gives the kite a comfortable bar feel and simplifies relaunch. We have trimmed the delta shape of the HAZE for high performance and easy handling. The kite has much more turning speed to offer and its bar feeling is progressive. The more power you give, the more you feel the HAZE.
SPLEENE consistently relies on a 4-Strut design for its kites. Compared to kites with a middle strut, a 4-Strut kite combines the characteristics of two worlds: A stable strut skeleton for highest loads with a simultaneously weight-optimized setup to stand stable in the sky even in light winds.
The Gemini-4-Strut design offers another decisive advantage: without the center strut, the kite can torsion perfectly around the longitudinal tab and implements steering commands immediately. In addition, the kite is free-flowing in the center, creating tremendous forward and upwind lift. As a result, you get an ultra-fast kite with extremely large wind range and an incredible hangtime.
Adaptive bridle system
The 4-point bridle of the HAZE is equipped with three pulleys. The kite permanently adapts its profile to the wind and gently absorbs gusts. Even in fast maneuvers, the adaptive bridle system allows ultra-fast adjustment and harmonious response of the kite. The HAZE thus receives a significantly larger wind range – a decisive advantage over so-called fixed bridle systems.
Quad-Ripstop Tejin 4X
The HAZE is equipped with the best canopy that the market has to offer. The 4X canopy from the Japanese company Teijin is the non-plus-ultra for kites since some years. The material has best values in terms of stretch, tear strength, weight and UV resistance. The Quad Ripstop not only makes the kite more durable – the whole feeling becomes more direct and you get a noticeably better feedback of the kite.
High-End-Dacron “made in Germany”
Front tube, struts and kite reinforcements are equipped with an extremely high-quality Dacron from the German manufacturer Dimension Polyant. This Dacron has a very high strength with a very low weight at the same time. The kite can be inflated tightly if necessary to perform confidently even in strong winds. The UV resistance is also outstanding – a very important criteria for the longevity of the kite.
Of course, the HAZE features a one-pump system. The new One-Pump valve is equipped with a bayonet lock and allows quick inflation and deflation. The struts have extra wide ports and can be closed with a clamp if needed. Valves and bladder, also “made in Germany”, are welded with a special technique to save you from “flat feet”.
The panels in the canopy are aligned in a V-shape. This distributes the forces in the Quad-Ripstop Tejin 4X flying cloth of the kite optimally. The kite remains stable and calm even in heavy gusts. At the same time, the pressure point on the bar remains the same and requires less intervention.