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.
At the KOTA, Willem van der Meij showed the world that the V5 Escape jumps massive and loops like a rollercoaster.
Its C-shaped design gives it the ideal freestyle and wakestyle performance profile. Combined with other attributes like great line slack, explosive pop, great hang time and soft landings, the Escape V5 is 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 when flown by expert hands.
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Dacron reinforcement patches for the bridle attachment points are stitched inside leading edge.
Extra smooth, extra stiff LE shape and added durability.
Reduces airflow distortion under the wing, which in turn reduces fluttering of the canopy, taking away the need for trailing edge Dacron. Overall, this results in a lighter wing.
To distribute the forces on the canopy evenly, the panels have been specially designed to mitigate any potential stretch.
To prevent line stretch negatively influencing the kites characteristics, the pigtails are adjustable.
For quick turning, solid bar feel and grunt & lift through the turns.
For a solid bar feel and direct kite feedback, ensuring a high turning speed and maximum control.
Lightweight yet strong and durable reinforcements on the Leading Edge.
Explosive pop and lots of grunt for unhooked moves
Excellent vertical boost
Great line slack for unhooked riding
Highly responsive and direct steering
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