Designed for purpose, driven by performance, the 2020 Vegas has been sharpened up through use of new materials and is the only choice for Freestyle and Wakestyle.
Inspired by our world class Freestyle / Wakestyle team, the 2020 Vegas offers everything for expert and highly skilled riders.
Time to unleash the beast – 2020 Duotone Vegas
The Vegas remains the most sold C shaped performance kite on the market ever.
A design inspired to take our team of world class riders to the top, 5 × World Champion and 2 × King of the Air Aaron Hadlow, our GKA competition team and GKA World Champion Mikaili Sol are dedicated to the Vegas.
Last year, Ralf’s goal was to fine tune and balance the Vegas perfectly.
He achieved this fluently by tweaking small details like the wave patterns, patterns on the Leading Edge and updates in the tension settings between the Leading Edge and Strut.
For 2020, his vision was to keep delivering the most premium performer to our team of World Champions and extreme riders.
But when something works so well already, how did he manage to improve the legendary Vegas?
My vision with the Vegas each year is to deliver a pure Freestyle / Wakestyle / competition oriented kite with extreme boosting and mega loop potential.
It’s a design inspired to take our team of world class riders to the top.
At the core of the Vegas are the necessaries; pop, slack and ultimate precise steering abilities; these are all non-negotiable.
Combine that with how long the Vegas has been around with and the progression of the sport, it’s actually small changes that make a big difference, but they have to enhance it overall.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE UPDATES FOR THIS YEAR’S MODEL?
The new Trailing Edge wave patterns are lighter, reduce flutter marks but remain as strong as the previous Dacron reinforcement.
In addition, the applied and newly developed 70 g Ripstop material has similar stretch and raging characteristics compared to the Trinity TX material.
The reason for these updates is to have a more harmonious transition between these two materials. In addition to the already robust frame, it creates a smoother profile and added stiffness to the stable canopy for punchy pop and effortless slack.
When developing such a highly tuned performance kite, changing anything affects the others and therefor its nature and in-flight characteristics.
I knew that the new TE wave patterns and 75 g Ripstop materials were going to have a really positive impact on the Vegas, but I had to tweak and test the other design features to rebalance and achieve optimum equilibrium.
WHO WILL ENJOY THE 2020 VEGAS?
This king of the C-kites is in a league of its own. Riders wanting a pure Freestyle / Wakestyle machine with outstanding mega loop performance, look no further; the Vegas has it all.
WHICH LINE LENGTHS DO YOU RECOMMEND?
Hardcore Freestyle / Wakestyle riders should use the small Click Bar with 22 m lines across all sizes, with the option of both 5 and 6-line setup for the ultimate unhooked experience.
Wakestyle – Medium depower – Hard steering setting
Freestyle – High depower – Medium steering setting.
Competition – Low depower – Hard steering setting.