Free your style
The Escape is built for ambitious and experienced riders who seek to amp up their riding to more extreme levels.
The V5 Escape is a hard poppin’, big boostin’ freestyle machine that combines the best traits of multiple LEI design shapes into one.
The result is a modern C-shape design that delivers its explosive power in a smooth and controllable way and offers performance for both hooked & unhooked freestyle tricks.
Its deep profile gives the kite a lot of grunt without sacrificing the upwind performance. This ensures you can stay in the competition box to perform more tricks during your heat.
To show off the Escapes performance, we’ve chosen the 2016 Red Bull King of the Air competition in South Africa for the Escapes first public appearance.
It was at the KOTA that Willem van der Meij put the kite through its passes and showed the world that the V5 Escape jumps massive and loops like a rollercoaster.
Intuitive handling and kite feedback
Feel where your kite is at all times
The Escape’s smooth power and predictable handling give the rider a feeling of trust and control that inspires confidence from the first launch. The 4-strut design offers balanced distribution of power. The big strutless centre piece gives the kite loads of grunt while the squared wingtips offer direct and powerful steering. The excellent bar feedback let’s riders feel in control and allows more experienced riders to place the kite exactly where they need it to utilize it’s power to the fullest.
Direct and responsive steering
Precise and direct turning
The Escape’s minimal, pulley less bridle makes the kite respond directly to steering input making it easy to place the kite exactly where you need it. The short bridle makes the Escape turn quick and tight making it easy to bust out kiteloops and it also makes it easy to work the kite in lower winds so you can get out earlier.
Large usable windrange
The Escape performs throughout a large windrange
The Escape’s adjustable bridle settings and bar pressure give the kite a huge windrange. In lower winds it is easy to get going due to its lightweight construction and in high winds the Escape remains stable and predictable.
Get out sooner and hold on longer, the big strutless centre of canopy gives you the grunt and stability to fly in a wide range of conditions
Freestyle oriented performance
Explosive pop & extreme vertical boost
The Escape’s open C-shape gives the kite huge amounts of power when you send it for a jump
clean leading edge
multi stage, double stitched LE
SHort pulley-less bridle
Specially designed panel lay-out
Sizes + recommended bar:
- Escape 5m2 – Navigator Xtra Small
- Escape 7m2 – Navigator Small
- Escape 9m2 – Navigator Small
- Escape 11m2 – Navigator Small
- Escape 13m2 – Navigator Small or Medium
The Escape is delivered ‘kite only’ or complete, containing:
- Escape kite
- Escape backpack
- Escape inner bag
- Repair kit
- Peter Lynn 4-line LEI Instruction manual
- Navigator SL (complete version only)
- 350/350daN Dyneema® flying lines (complete version only)
- Safety leash (complete version only)
Please note that kite pumps are sold separately.
Escape colour combinations:
Its C-shaped design gives it the ideal freestyle and wakestyle performing profile. Completing the package with great line slack, explosive pop, great hang time and soft landings, makes the Escape V5 the ultimate freestyle machine that can pull you through some serious megaloops
Solid power through turns, absence of backstall and an intuitive & responsive feel make the Escape an excellent choice for the competing rider.
The Escape can handle a lot of wind and can be pushed in its higher wind range by the expert hands.
The Escape is also built for ambitious riders who want a kite that pops hard and boosts big, the Escape is the ultimate freestyle and freeride machine that delivers its power in a stabile and predictable manner. This allows you to become the rider you want to be and progress with success.
Its smooth & predictable handling and its controllable lift & boost, give the rider a feeling of confidence right from the first time they launch it. Multiple trim options make the kite suitable for a wide array of skill levels while giving it an incredible performance range.
The stable 4-strut design provides good grunt, lift and boost while the squared wingtips ensure fast and direct turning with a solid bar feeling. Boost your confidence and riding skill with a kite that lets you enjoy every aspect of kiteboarding in total control, comfort and confidence.