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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, that emphasizes a certain lesson to learn on your kiting journey. For us, flying one of our models is not a matter of “when” to fly it as you grow, but rather a matter of what you want to refine or explore. 


The Spur SE is built to excel on short lines/small spaces and in turbulent winds, flies fast, and encapsulates a persona that will “spur” you into the radical parts of your flying. It’s fast yet intuitive for its size, 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 and become even more agile as you grow with it. 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. It boasts an incredibly deep, but recoverable backflip and rigid SkyShark PT-series frame, enabling it to hold up to the Cynique, Comète, Tip Stabs, and other high impact maneuvers. The Crux has buckets of drive with semi-light pull, and a large wind window. If you’re looking for capable and durable kite to start exploring what you’re truly capable of, look no further. 


The Intention is the teacher of our line. A full sized model that’s focused on elegance and refinement, packed with razor sharp tracking and a full trick repertoire. The Intention demands a consistent and fluid hand, boldly reflecting the work you put into it. The Intention demands consistent, clear inputs, that helps one hone into where their flying can be refined, and what is already working well. 


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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