Tensor 5.0 Kite Dimensions: 173 inch (440 cm) wingspan 53.8 sq ft (5.0 sq m) sail area
Tensor 5.0 Kite Bridle: Power Trim Adjustable
Tensor 5.0 Wind Range: 5 mph + (8 kmh +)
Skill level: Intermediate
Kite Line Recommended: 65 ft x 300 lbs (19.8 m x 136 kg) 65 ft x 500 lbs (19.8 m x 226.8 kg)
The Prism Tensor 5.0 is the biggest of three Tensor power kites, with the power to get you up and going on snow or in lighter winds where a smaller power kite just won't get it done. The Tensor 5.0 will fly easily in 2mph, start to drag you in 8mph and really pull hard in 12+. The Tensor 5.0 is great for larger kite pilots, lighter wind areas, and kiting on soft snow where extra power is required. But be careful if you're just getting started: the 5.0 can develop dangerous pull if the wind picks up suddenly.
Engineered to be more than just a trainer, the Prism Tensor makes it simple and safe to get into power kiting with a dual-line control bar, safety leash and quick release, all set up and ready to fly. Once you've learned basic control, our innovative convertible bar system transforms into rugged quad-line handles for the extra control and maneuverability you need to take on traction sports like buggying, snow kiting and landboarding without spending another dime on your gear. Simply separate the bar at the machined aluminum center joiner and insert the two end fittings to make quad handles. Kite Killers for quadline mode are pre-installed, so just re-attach the brake lines and you'll be ready to ride. Handles allow sensitive control to generate maximum power from the wind, and can be used with a line between the top ends for use with a harness. In either mode, the Tensor's medium aspect wing is powerful but forgiving, with a smooth acceleration that doesn't bite and confident edge-performance that resists collapsing, unlike high-aspect race kites.
With all lines pre-attached and ready to fly, the Prism Tensor 5.0 package includes everything you need for serious fun. It comes in a stylish and convenient duffel-pack with extra room for a second kite or accessories. Color-coded lines, handles and pigtails make setup and adjustment for the Tensor 5.0 easy, and the multiple built-in safety systems mean you can kill all power to the kite instantly just by letting go of the bar or handles. In a real emergency, the control bar quick-release lets you jettison the kite and bar altogether.
Built to paraglider quality standards from silicone-coated nylon, the wing includes reinforced inlets, dirt-outs (to easily remove sand from the cells), and stitched Dyneema bridles to reduce snags and hold optimum wing shape under load. The Prism Power Trim system allows 3 easy bridle settings to adjust power and performance in varying winds. Flying lines are precision-measured and stretched Modulus Spectra for quick response and long life. We also include a stainless steel ground stake and sheath to secure the kite, and a comprehensive, well-illustrated flight manual that will get you flying quickly and safely.