The Diablo’s R&D team with Robert Graham (who led the tuning development) along with Titouan Galea (key tester), have worked tirelessly on the bridle specifications and connections, undertaking the Herculean task to reach the perfect settings for each DIABLO V.3. sizes.
The end result is very satisfying: when out for the first time during the second step of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour in Montpellier, our three pro-riders had only received their kites two days before the competition. Riding with production kites only they managed to strike 3 spots in the top 8 of this event, showing thereby the excellent performance potential of these racing kites.
The race course for this competition was particularly demanding with VMG upwind and downwind legs but also featuring some reaching legs. This has put a stronger emphasis on the versatility in the performances of the kites, which must perform at their best for all points of sail. The range of use was also a key part of the development since this is a crucial point for any riders wanting to perform even in gusty conditions.
All these characteristics are essentials in a competition but will also make a better experience for all riders using a ram-air kite. On top of these main changes, the team kept working on stability, maneuverability, better bar feeling, and all qualities that build up a successful kite.
The overall feel of the V.3. is more progressive and predictable, giving the riders more confidence to push their performances harder. The depower has been increased and the kite is much more user friendly downwind with more stability on the wingtips.
Our experience on ram-air kite manufacturing and reliability is crucial to insure the longevity of this third version.
A race winning machine but also a fantastic kite to enjoy the pleasures of foiling, be the first one planing on the water, master your tacks and jibes on a foil or and simply be the fastest with full comfort on the water, land or snow!
– AVAILAIBLE IN 9, 11, 13, 15, 18 and 20m²
– IKA registred