Best ROCA 2016
4-line Delta / Hybrid kite for freeriding in all conditions
Innovative Tri-strut construction for maximum agility and control
Medium to high aspect ratio for explosive jumps and hang time
Unseen Low end grunt for light wind performance in every size
Latest safety features, easy handling and great relaunch
The new Best Roca carries more than ten years experi – ence in kite design in its genes. Developed at Europe’s most westerly point at Portugal’s challenging Atlantic coast line, called Cabo da Roca. Here is where Best’s epic wave kite called Cabo was created years ago.
Next thing we were looking for was to design the most powerful yet playful freeride kite. So how would a true waterman envision a versatile but straight freeride kite? Sure, for limitless fun in freeride you need the widest wind range possible. You want to boost as high as it gets while relying on controllable power, reactive handling and immediate response. Also you would ask for the easiest relaunch to get back on your board within seconds. So our R&D department set out to design the next benchmark at Cabo da Roca : the new Best freeride kite named Roca.
This kite is designed to deliver outstanding perfor – mance no matter the conditions. It’s place of birth is known for huge Atlantic waves shattering on rough cliffs; strong winds drive their way into the marrow of your bones. Succeeding here means making it anywhere. From here this kite made its way across the planet for hundreds of hours of testing dozens of prototypes and configurations. Brazil, Dominican Republic, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Baltic Sea – we brought this kite to pretty much every water on earth.
This delta/hybrid kite delivers controllable power, leaving its riders attention on to the task at hand. Boosting higher than the rest, wave riding and free ride exploration sessions, the Roca has the perfor – mance to take you there. Swept wing tips and its new Tri-strut design make the Roca turning right the way you want.
The Roca performs in light winds with ease in all sizes. Its mid to high aspect ratio is one big reason for its constant and smooth boost when jumping. It gives you more than enough time to pull off your moves and spot your landing. The Roca’s massive wind range will help to prevent you getting stuck in an under- or over-power situation while being on your own expedition. With the new Roca you squeeze the most out of long down winders or cruising the coast line. If there’s one kite you need to try this year, try the new Roca. Ride with us.
Jumping ability – Jump so high and never come back down
The Roca’s direct and fast steering combined with the medium to high aspect ratio results in what we call “build to boost”. Radical jumps have never been easier. The wide canopy surface furthermore acts as a parachute so the rider slowly descends back to the water in full control enjoying enough hang time to finish his tricks.
Depower – Easy to control in gusts with a huge wind range in every kite
Even the grunty Roca can be easily tamed with the right depower. Thanks to the delta shape with swept wing tips the kite has a precise and wide depower for a flawless “sheet and go”: Pull the bar and the kite instantly responds with power and pull. Let go of the bar and you are back in the comfort zone.
Stability – Easy handling and performance in any wind conditions
Enjoy innovative safety features like the new 3D Foam Bridle Deflector. The Roca also comes with impressive relaunche capabilities. Best handling ever? Ticked. It’s also about performance when talking about a kite’s stability though. So we used trailing edge battens and our revolutionary Vibration Dampening System for a perfectly pitched profile stability. Different materials and techniques absorb gusts and ensure a smooth transition of power load back at the trailing edge. So the Roca’s stability ensures the highest level of confidence and control.
Low End a lot of grunt for light wind sessions
Due to the wide canopy and ultra light tri-strut design, the Roca is ignited by the softest breeze. The sizes 14 and 17 can be ridden in winds below 10 knots. Combined with the depower characteristics, the Roca covers a huge wind range. This also makes the Roca being your kite of choice for traveling, your two-kite-quiver will cover all conditions at most destinations.
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