Flexifoil Hadlow ID Overview
What makes us who we are? How do we put our head above the crowd? We make statements. We show the world who we are, what we're about and where we want to be. We aspire, we drive and we succeed. 11 years ago Aaron Hadlow started a kitesurfing journey with Flexifoil. He decided he wanted to be at the top and he went there. He showed the world his character, proved who he was. Now he shares that journey with you, presents you with a kitesurfing kite that will take you there to join him, to share that identity, that success, that image. HADLOW, powered by Flexifoil, present the Hadlow ID.
Stemming from the existing HADLOW PRO, the HADLOW ID adds to the HADLOW Collection a kite firmly in the reach of all aspiring kiters. With increased depower, easier relaunch and phenomenal performance in freestyle, freeriding and wave riding the Hadlow ID is an expansion on the HADLOW Collection that gives you the tools to grow and be a part of the HADLOW movement from intermediate to pro riders alike
The HADLOW ID presents a combined package of performance and accessibility. Slashed wing-tips and an optimised leading edge give you easier relaunch. You don't need to fear putting this kite in the water. In the sky, bar pressure gives you knowledge of where the kite is, with direct un-twitchy control even when de-powered. Freestyle demands consistent and strong pop and the ID gives you this in bucket-loads with post-pop slack lining to ease your handle passes.Stability combined with exceptional speed mean you've got the best of both worlds in your progression right up to Aaron's own standards.
Near identical leading and trailing edge curves to the HADLOW PRO C-kite create a true C-kite feel with HADLOW PRO levels of performance. Many other kites claim a C-kite feel but no other kite has such deep-set roots in a strong lineage of C-kites.
A fully supportive bridle creates better stability and control under extreme loads (during loops or hard pops). LE bridle and toggle points allow for zero tube rotation and distortion. The bridle on the whole gives plenty of depower with a further second "depower" setting for extreme conditions. Ride with more grunt and constant pull or more depower and forward speed.
Filleted Dacron Cage
Creates a truer aerofoil by reducing focal stress on rib to LE junction, meaning a smoother, more direct flight.
A thin diameter on the HADLOW ID adds speed into the turn and gives a fast, more dynamic grunt but with more diameter than the HADLOW PRO, relaunch is no worry.
The Hadlow ID's unique and purpose built aerofoil tames the aggressive performance of the HADLOW PRO to an accessible level with more direct handling
Balanced Driving Canopy
Reduces stall after loops allowing for better hook-ups, but creates a completely neutral stall giving great balance and stability after a pass without having to drive the sail forward.
Throughout the sail provide the Hadlow ID with aerodynamically efficient and strong stitch across the entire kite.
A triple ply trailing edge reduces aerodynamic flutter offering superb stability and a consistent drive.
Slash cut, heavily tapered tips distribute load across the whole tube, allowing for a thinner tip and creating sharper, faster turns as well as easing relaunch.
Taking geometry from the world's most hadcore C-Kite, the Hadlow ID keeps the profiles aligned for optimal power distribution down through the front toggles giving a true C-Kite feel. Do you really think Aaron would settle for anything else?
"My vision for the Hadlow ID was to create a kitesurfing kite that would be credible, have a solid feel great for freestyle kitesurfing, but also be a kite that you can jump on at almost any level. Equipped with a bridle-supported leading edge this kitesurfing kite can boost, de-power for wave or free-ride kitesurfing but still create enough pop for Wakestyle tricks. Even if you are just learning to jump the Hadlow ID will suit you, easily covering intermediate through to Pro kitesurfing."
Aaron Hadlow - Flexifoil Kitesurfing Team Rider