Tensor 3.1 Kite Dimensions: 126 inch (320 cm) span 33.4 sq ft (3.1 sq m) area
Tensor 3.1 Wind Range: 5 mph + (8 kmh +)
Skill level: Beginner - Intermediate
Tensor 3.1 Sail Material: Ripstop Nylon
Kite Line Recommended: 65 ft x 200 lbs (19.8 m x 90.7 kg)
65 ft x 500 lbs (19.8 m x 226.8 kg)
The smallest of the Prism Tensor power kite series, the 3.1 is a beautiful and versatile parafoil kite for land-based kite traction sports and all-around fun. It will fly easily in 3-4 mph winds with minimal pull, start to develop power from about 12 mph and really pull hard in 18+, perfect for windier locations and learning the basics safely.
Engineered to be more than just a power kite trainer, the Tensor package makes it simple and safe to get into power kiting with a dual-line control bar, safety leash and quick release, all set up and ready to fly. Once youíve learned basic control, our innovative convertible bar system transforms into rugged quad-line handles for the extra control and maneuverability you need to take on traction sports like buggying, snow kiting and landboarding without spending another dime on your gear. Simply separate the bar at the machined aluminum center joiner and insert the two end fittings to make quad handles. Kite Killers for quadline mode are pre-installed, so just reattach the brakelines and youíre ready to ride. Handles allow sensitive control to generate maximum power from the wind, and can be used with a line between the top ends for use with a harness. In either mode, the Tensorís medium aspect wing is powerful but forgiving, with a smooth acceleration that doesnít bite and confident edge performance without collapsing like high-aspect race kites.
With all lines pre-attached and ready to fly, the Tensor package includes everything you need for serious fun in a gorgeous backpack/duffel with extra room for a second kite or accessories. Color-coded lines, handles and pigtails make setup and adjustment easy, and the multiple safety systems mean you can kill all power on the kite instantly just by letting go of the bar or handles. In a real emergency, the control bar quick-release lets you jettison kite and bar altogether.
Built to paraglider standards from silicone coated nylon, the wing includes reinforced inlets, dirt-outs to easily remove sand from the cells, and stitched Dyneema bridles to reduce snags and hold optimum wing shape under load. Our Power Trim system allows 3 easy bridle settings to adjust power and performance in different winds. Flying lines are precision-measured and stretched Modulus Spectra for quick response and long life. We also include a stainless ground stake and sheath to secure the kite, and a comprehensive, well-illustrated flight manual thatíll get you flying quickly and safely.