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Which CKD Model is Best For Me?

So you’re looking for a new kite, and you may have a few questions.


Which model suits my needs? Does having one model remove the need for the others in the CKD lineup?

At CKD, each model contains a very different personality, emphasizing a lesson to learn on your kiting journey. At CKD, choosing a model isn't a matter of when, but rather a matter of why. This gives you the power to address what you want to refine and explore. 


The Spur SE is built to excel on short lines and in turbulent winds. It flies fast, and encapsulates a persona that will “spur” you into the radical parts of your flying. It’s fast yet intuitive, and hands out tricks like the Taz Machine and Double Axels. Utilizing SkyShark P-series carbon cut to a short length, the Spur SE holds up to very strong inputs. This model will slowly teach you to relax your upper body to become even more agile as a pilot. The SUL counterpart utilizes Skyshark 2P and Radius carbon, zero ballast, and a bridle line upper spreader. This light yet balanced kite enables you to fly in just a breath of wind, and is capable of a very large trick repertoire. 


The Crux is our resident trick monster. Its design goals were focused on linking tricks together, and expressive, flowing freestyle flying. Boasting an incredibly deep but recoverable backflip, and rigid SkyShark PT-series frame, the Crux holds up to high impact tricks and groundwork over an extremely generous wind range. The Crux has a high set bridle which comes with buckets of drive and semi-light pull. If you’re looking to open doors in your freestyle flying, look no further. Explore what you’re truly capable of.


The Intention is the teacher of our line and is focused on elegance and refinement. Its low bridle points demand relentless line tension in flight, allowing the flyer to address any inefficiencies in their speed control and use of the full wind window. In freestyle, the Intention demands fluid and consistent inputs to show you what can be refined in your flying, yet show you what is currently working well. Utilizing stiff Sky Shark Nitro series framing, the Intention holds its form to fly in staggeringly low winds, yet hold up to high winds and impact as the flier adds new maneuvers to their repertoire.


Ultimately, the best review of our models are from our customers. If you’re still not sure, we’re happy to help you, but asking someone who flies what you’re looking for can provide you with unbiased, valuable information.  

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