ELEVEIGHT RS V5 12 & 9M KITE TEST

Eleveight RS v5

THIS ELEVEIGHT RS V5 REVIEW CAN BE READ IN FULL IN KITEWORLD #111, OUR NEW FREE DIGITAL PLATFORM, PUBLISHED IN JULY 2021


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ELEVEIGHT RS V5 REVIEW – 12 & 9m

This kite can keep advancing riders as stoked as much as it will encourage early intermediates to gain confidence.

TESTED BY JIM GAUNT, AND CHRIS BULL


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FULL REVIEW EXTRACT – FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: 

The RS V5 is a sweet looking kite in whichever of the attractive colours you choose and combines older C kite arc for turning with more modern open hybrid shaping for power management. It’s also precisely bridled, allowing ideal feedback from the kite, lots of depower and never any threat of wrapping the bridle around the wingtips if you crash the kite as it’s compactly measured to prevent that happening (and we’ve repeatedly tested the theory!)

ELEVEIGHT RS V5 BALANCE POINTS:

(TEST SCORE BREAKDOWN HERE)

Build quality: 8.5

Full package: 9

Low end: 9

Top end: 8.5

Steering speed: 7

Turning circle: 5

Bar pressure: 5.5

Water relaunch: 8

Drift: DT Boost: 8

Hang-time: 8.5

Unhooked: 7

Crossover: 8.5

Ease of use: 9.5

 

SIZES: 17, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 and 5m


READ THE FULL ELEVEIGHT RS V5 REVIEW HERE IN KITEWORLD #111  – IT’S FREE!

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