Cross Over Freeride

Our flagship RS kite stands out from the freeride pack shattering limits with its versatility and performance.

Performance features

  • Plug-and-play freeride performance
  • Versatile with a huge wind range for all riding styles
  • Smooth and stable with easy turning and a direct feel
  • Efficient in low winds and performing in all conditions
  • Massive hangtime and easy upwind travel












One kite fits all

The impressive versatility of the RS allows you to maximise your session in any condition and whatever your level. Its 3-strut delta shape makes the RS light, direct and stable, and you’ll feel at home at any spot whether you’re boosting big airs or just cruising.

Extraordinary efficiency

The exceptional aerodynamic design has extraordinary capabilities, allowing for just two kites to cover the whole wind range. The profile of the RS V8 gives superior low-end performance efficiency in any condition. The introduction of XT Light material in the 14m and 17m sizes now optimises performance in lower winds even further, as well as increases turning speeds.

Massive hangtime & easy upwind travel

A standout feature of the RS is its thrilling forward momentum and insane hangtime. Loop recovery is a breeze thanks to the improved angle of attack, and the RS swiftly travels upwind no matter the gusts or how choppy the water. You’ll love the versatile performance of the RS even if chasing waves, popping freestyle tricks, or just cruising.

Fast, agile and smooth

Dynamic smooth turning comes naturally to the RS with its fast and agile nature. The wingtip curvature has been adjusted to enhance dynamic performance, and a shift in the bridle attachment point reduces the bar pressure while improving the turn initiation

New for V8

‘Development never stops’ and we’re constantly improving the RS. For V8, new panel cuts in the canopy give more efficient lift and looping capability. The bridle attachment points have been shifted towards the tips aiding faster turns and reduced bar pressure, and a new 3D bridle deflector protects from inversion. The wingtip curvature allows for dynamic turning, and XT Light fabric in the 14m and 17m sizes optimises performance in lower winds and increases turning speed.

Who is it for?

The RS kite is a versatile all-round choice whatever your style of riding. Its double-loop capabilities make it a favourite amongst big air riders, but it is most loved for freeriding yet can handle everything else in between. No matter your style, the RS is an all-round powerhouse that will get you stoked in seconds!

Riding Characteristics


Windrange, hangtime, crossover

Big Air

Hangtime, hooked riding, kiteloops, fast turning

Freestyle Wakestyle

Unhooked riding, slack and pop, explosive power


Stability, easy relaunch, predictable handling


Stable in lightwind, balanced power


Drift, controlled power, fast turning

Technical Specifications

  • Fast turn
  • Wingtip to pivot turner
  • Grunty turn

The RS turns fast with grunty power, immediately reacting to steering impulses that enable you to boost big. Thanks to its tight turning arc, the RS also makes an excellent choice for riding waves.

  • Delta-hybrid design
  • 3 Strut Frame
  • 5 point Bridle
  • Medium to high AR
  • Medium sweep

The medium-swept wingtips add to the kite’s versatility in any condition and ensure precise bar feedback. The RS is very direct with efficient power development and a massive wind range. Boosting riders will find the hangtime extraordinary.

  • Grunty power
  • Great upwind performance
  • Massive windrange
  • Long hangtime

Due to the fine-tuned aspect ratio, the RS covers a massive wind range with outstanding upwind performance. Even in light wind, it’s very reactive to control with easy power development. Sheet-in to get going or boost jumps to enjoy impressive hangtime.

Size in m²
Line Lentgh
Bar Size
5 6 7 8 9 10 12 14 17
1.99 2.22 2.43 2.62 2.84 3.03 3.61 3.72 4.28
22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22+3 22+3
All weights without bag. *Weight tolerance +/- 5% Scroll inside the table to see all sizes.


Eleveight kites are built with innovative and quality workmanship. Details are strategically designed for long lasting durability, while keeping the kite light and agile.

Peter Stiewe

Founder / Kite Designer

“The RS is the best-selling kite for good reason. It's much loved by riders across all disciplines for its huge wind range and versatile performance, making it such an appealing choice.”

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