Mutiny S-Series 2012
The S-Series turns fast even when depowered, allowing you to keep it exactly where you want it, no matter where you are in a wave. Its huge amount of depower and light bar pressure allow you to effortlessly control the power, turning it off when running down a large face or engaging it to power around the broken section. With such direct and easy control, you don’t need to be a world champion to pick up your board and hit the swell.
Mutiny has used its engineering expertise to create a simple kite with no gizmos - it just works, regardless of your ability. There’s only one connection point for each of the four lines, one bridle configuration and one inflation point. Simple. Unlike many other Surf kites, the S-Series is super-stable. It won’t fall out of the sky when you run down the line, which is crucial when the waves are glassy and it’s gusty offshore conditions.
Like all Mutiny Kites, the S-Series has been built to last. We understand that crashing a kite in the waves really punishes you and your kit. To help prevent this, the S-Series re-launches quickly and easily. Should that not be fast enough, you can rest assured that your kite is reinforced in all the right places, allowing you to shred the next set! The S-Series’ advanced design is hidden by its simplicity and although it’s targeted at the waves it still thrives when there is no swell. Its stability, easy relaunch, fast turn rate and simple jumping ability also make it a perfect kite for progressing riders who want to try their tricks with confidence.
Mutiny Kites S-Series 4m £600
Mutiny Kites S-Series 6m £650
Mutiny Kites S-Series 8m £700
Mutiny Kites S-Series 10m £750
Mutiny Kites S-Series 12m £800
Mutiny Kites Control Bar and Lines £300
Dr Henry Rebbeck, Mutiny’s expert aerodynamicist, has designed the S-Series’ aerofoil to be fast and stable and not too aggressive. Coupled with a variable geometry bridle for smooth depower, this allows easy edge control, so useful when riding strapless, and prevents you being pulled off your board when changing direction.
Unhooking does not result in a rapid downwind tack, but instead allows the freedom to tuck into waves and free up your body position for better looking turns.
The lightweight 3 strut design keeps the kite flying even when you’re charging down the line towards it and the highly tuned bar response gives such great feedback that you can focus on the lip of the wave and not on the kite.
Mutiny’s design approach is to integrate everything you need in one clean and simple package. The innovative design features Mutiny’s unrivalled gecko grip, a free-running swivel and the simplest quick release on the market. For 2012, the S – Series has a front line safety set up that instantly kills the kite if you ever spot any trouble. The quick release is so easy to reassemble that you should use it every time you go kiting. The S – Series comes on 22.5m lines with 5m extenders so you can drop down to 17.5m if you want to kite on short lines.