The Escape is built for ambitious riders who want to amp up their ride.
Its C-shaped design gives it the ideal freestyle and wakestyle performance profile. The Escape V6 is the ultimate freestyle machine that can pull you through some serious megaloops. It offers a complete package of great line slack and explosive pop, great hangtime and soft landings.
Specific traits of multiple design shapes were combined to make the V6 Escape into the hard poppin’, big boostin’ freestyle machine it is. The Escape is a modern C-shape design that delivers explosive power in a smooth and controllable way and offers performance for both hooked & unhooked freestyle tricks.
Its deep profile gives the kite a lot of grunt without sacrificing the upwind performance. This ensures you can stay in the competition box to perform more tricks during your heat.
For the first public appearance of the Escape V6, we’ve chosen the 2017 Red Bull King of the Air contest in South Africa. This was a great opportunity to show off the Escape’s potential and performance. It was at the KOTA that Willem van der Meij put the kite through its passes and showed the world that the V6 Escape jumps massive and loops like a rollercoaster.
The features of the Escape V6 were designed to suit the needs of freestyle fanatics. Solid, powerful turns, no back stall and responsive control make the Escape v6 the ultimate choice for the aspiring competition rider. For advanced riders the Escape can handle a lot of wind and can be pushed to extremes in its higher wind range.
The shape and performance of the Escape have evolved impressively over the last years making it the kite of choice for riders who seek top performance for freestyle, wakestyle and freeride. Lining up the V4, V5 and the Escape V6 gives a good impression of the evolution of the kite. There are several visible and nonvisible improvements:
The most significant improvement lies in the so called nose of the kite; the part of the kite where the canopy and leading edge meet. This is where the energy transformation takes place and where the wind flow has a big impact on the overall performance of the kite.
By using multiple mini sized segments in the canopy panels a smooth and clean transition between leading edge and canopy is created. This improves the airflow and results in better overall performance.
The shape and size of the tips have been transformed over the last generations. The wingtips of the V6 have a more straight and aggressive shape to enhance the freestyle performance.
The overall canopy shape of the kite has evolved into a refined Open C Shape adding much more C-feel into the experience. Following the development of the last generations you can notice that the kite turns quicker, offers more grunt, pop and slack on the lines, generates more power in the loops and has a wider wind range. The V6 Escape has a much more direct feel due to its smoother airflow and clean trailing edge.
The bridle layout of the kite has undergone some extensive changes. The overall bridle is shorter, more direct and more balanced to deliver a direct feel and sense of control.
No big deal on the flying characteristics you might say, but it does make life easier when you can pump up your kite faster and hassle free with the new inflate valve with bayonet fitting. You are able to use every kite pump you can find on the beach.
The use of Dacron has been reduced over the past years. This relatively heavy, non flexible material is only used in specific areas on the wingtips. The trailing edge is free of Dacron in the Escape V6. Dacron in the trailing edge is often used to cover up “flapping” trailing edges.
When ordering including a Escape complete Navigator bar (incl 21m lines + 3m extensions) a matching size bar and line length is provided