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Mentor 3.5

Regular price$325.00
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What can you do with the power of the wind? The Mentor 2.5 and 3.5 deliver high performance power that’s easy to control and incredibly versatile. Pilot a kite buggy, a land board, a paddleboard, or just lay tracks on the beach with the soles of your feet. They’re a great intro to traction kiting without the complexity and expense of four line control.

With three-line control you can instantly stop the kite mid-flight, put it into reverse and fly it backwards. That makes for easy landings without a helper and a whole new range of maneuvers to explore.

Unlike traditional soft parafoils the Mentor wings maintain internal pressure for optimal 3D shape. At the leading edge of each rib, monofilament profile supports act like springs to maintain the shape of the leading edge for a clean, low-drag airfoil. And after launch the one-way valves at the air inlets allow ram air in but not out, keeping the sail from collapsing for smooth, forgiving control. When it’s time to pack up, open the velcro drain at the tail to let the air out so you can stuff it back into its sleeve.

If you’re flying near water the kite will happily float on water for a minute or more because the wing stays filled with air. That means you can fly (and crash) safely from narrow beaches where your wind window is over the water, plus enjoy body dragging, paddle boarding and all kinds of other kite-powered wet fun.

The third line with quick-release leash also provides a simple and effective safety system- just let go of the bar to instantly de-power if things get out of hand. The kite will settle to the ground while still tethered to your wrist so you don’t risk losing it downwind.

Both sizes come ready to fly with everything you need (except wind): low-stretch Dyneema lines, control bar and safety system, easy-to-pack compression bag, even a stainless ground stake to secure the rig when you need a break.

Choose the smaller Mentor 2.5 if you’re a lighter pilot, you fly more often in strong winds, or you enjoy control and maneuvering more than getting dragged around.

Choose the 3.5 for maximum pull and the ability to fly in slightly lighter wind. It’s perfect if you need some extra grunt but watch out: Even bigger pilots will get pulled down the beach with this one and it can be a handful when the wind comes up!

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
One With Nature

This kite is a blast. I’ve only had it in the air like 4 times, but every time I’ve been impressed with how powerful and fun it is to pilot. With a decent 10 mph wind it’s enough to make my arms sore. If you steer it back and forth it’s a whole-body workout. It’s resilient too… I accidentally bombed it into a small tree and the lines got really stuck in the small branches. With some careful effort I was able to liberate it from the foliage and it’s as good as new. It’s great to experience the wind in such a visceral manner. I love this kite!

A Beast!

This kite is amazing! Learn to control it and nothing but great times are ahead of you. I love the way it uses the wind to literally create energy and speed. Pilot to the level of your comfort and hit the breaks. If will power down and will relaunch when you are ready to go!

I love the workout I get from piloting this kite! I have all the kites of the synapse series… this is bigger, and lot more exciting. Synapses dance this one pulls with power!!!!!

Cannot recommend this kite highly enough.

Happy piloting!!!

andres zavala

A lot of power and easy to relaunch !! Awesome !!