The affordable new Snapshot series fits radical aerial thrills in your pocket, your briefcase, or the glove box of your car. Exceptionally fast and hard-pulling for their size, even the 1.2 will keep you on your toes when the wind picks up. Unlike most parafoils, the Snapshot sports a tight, responsive turn response that feels like driving a finely tuned sports car as compared to a truck; it just feels good carving up the sky.
Smaller than the foils you’d use for buggying or kiteboarding, these wings are the ideal intro to power kiting and dual-line control. They’re great for learning the basics because there’s nothing to break when you crash, but you’ll bring yours everywhere once you get the hang of it because they’re just so much fun. Carefully shaped inlets keep the wing from collapsing in gusty wind, a constant problem with lesser designs, and the elliptical planform with a new airfoil profile minimizes drag for awesome speed and acceleration. Complete with Spectra lines already attached, flight straps, winder, and tail, the Snapshot will make a wind junkie out of you on your first breezy day.
skill level intermediate
wing span 86.5" (220cm)
sail area 2.5 sq. m.
wind range 4-25 mph (6.5 - 40 kmh)
sail ripstop nylon
flying lines 100' x 300 lbs Spectra
|Fly Safe! Power kites can easily pull you off your feet in a breeze and the larger sizes could cause serious injury if mishandled. Flying safely is your responsibility, so use common sense when you fly and read all instruction manuals carefully before your first flight. Do not fly near power lines, roads, vehicles, other people, or storms. If you're a beginner, be sure you can safely control your kite in light winds before attempting to fly in stronger winds. Not for children under 13.|
Posted by Gordon Read on 16th Aug 2011
I've flown several dual-string kites, including a couple of 'parafoil' style. This kite is the best stickless kite that I've flown.
It has a ton of power. I weigh 220lbs and it was pulling me around the shale of a baseball field.
Great fun, recommended for strong people.
Posted by Adam Dawe on 8th Mar 2011
Wow!....thats all I could say the first windy day I brought this kite out. Fastest kite ive ever flown and more than enough pull to drag you around the beach on a gusty day. My girlfriend is to scared to fly it thats forsure..haha. Also since the Snapshot is capabale of being flown with quad lines makes it a great introductory kite for power kiting. With a company like Prism backing their products with confidence how can you go wrong?
Posted by DudeDad on 30th Jun 2010
I received this kite for Father's Day 2010. I love the fact that it has no hard sticks/ribs and I can stuff it back into the bag and take it anywhere. The first flight went off without a problem. It pulls hard when doing a swooping turn and eases off when it's back up at the top of the 100'. I did not have any problems launching or flying the kite (my wife helped launch it). I don't really know how to land it nicely/safely and again, I was happy there was no hard parts in the kite because I tried my best to just drop it onto the grass. I'll need more practice with that. Overall, I'm very happy and satisfied and look forward to flying this beauty many many more times.
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