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by nate76
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Sonic 4
Replies: 27
Views: 1757

Re: Sonic 4

The Instinct is a bit heavier than the Spirit, primarily because it has more cells and is higher AR. Just like the Boom V2 is slightly heavier than the Instinct for the same reason.
by nate76
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit
Replies: 73
Views: 40286

Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

I got an 18m Instinct for a customer who plans on using it next year for a Greenland expedition; he let me take it out for a few sessions before I handed it over to him and I can confirm everything Derek is saying. The Instinct felt just as solid as the 15m Spirit in my experience with zero tip-tuck...
by nate76
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best kite that works in mountain and water?
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Best kite that works in mountain and water?

Hi Ypi, just remember that the better a kite is for jumping, the less preferable it will be for gusty mountain conditions. Picking a kite that is good for mountains will then typically be a bit of a compromise in jumpinng performance. For example, the Gin Spirit is an excellent jumping kite and very...
by nate76
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best kite that works in mountain and water?
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Best kite that works in mountain and water?

I was going to say the LC Pelican as well. Smooth power delivery that's not unnerving in gusts, maintains power while looping tightly which good for climbing mountains, no stiffeners means it packs down small/smash it any bag and don't worry about it. Really hassel free kite with good glide. Makes a...
by nate76
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Choosing a foil kite
Replies: 37
Views: 18315

Re: Choosing a foil kite

I'll add one kite that I think is too often overlooked: The Little Cloud Pelican. I have higher-performance wings, but the Peli is still my favorite all-around kite. It has a softer feel than other more aggressive kites like the Gin Spirit, but power delivery is really smooth and it holds power well...
by nate76
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit
Replies: 73
Views: 40286

Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Nice video and nice comparison. Hope you get to enjoy them on the snow as winter arrives. I haven't been out on the snow in years :(
Thanks B-roc; been a really slow start to the season in CO, but things are starting to shape up a bit now. Hope to be getting out more in the coming weeks!
by nate76
Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit
Replies: 73
Views: 40286

Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Here are a couple unexciting videos with general information and lightwind handling qualities of the 12m Spirit, for anyone who is curious. Should maybe give you some idea of the pros/cons of these kites: https://youtu.be/3sYS9MPvu3g (long comparison video, but I have time shortcuts in the video det...
by nate76
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: New snowkite advice
Replies: 15
Views: 11124

Re: New snowkite advice

I was pretty surprised at the amount of float the 12m Shaman had - it was more than I was expecting. As Hardwater mentioned, the single skins pull several sizes larger than a normal twin skin, although they won't be quite as efficient or lifty. Price-per-pullforce though; they are hard to beat. http...
by nate76
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: New snowkite advice
Replies: 15
Views: 11124

Re: New snowkite advice

11 Mile, CO? Single skins are not going to be as efficient as a normal twin-skin kite, but on snow you can still get upwind pretty easily - unless you are really overpowered. I'd would say the ability to go upwind would be more a factor of kiter skill than kite efficiency; if he is struggling to go ...
by nate76
Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: New snowkite advice
Replies: 15
Views: 11124

Re: New snowkite advice

How much does your son weigh? I'll second using a single skin the 4m Peak or 4m Shaman. Single skins make great kites to learn on and you can't blow them up on a hard crash like a more traditional foil kite. And they are so easy to throw out and pack up. The 4m Shaman is what I started my son on for...

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