king88mob wrote:just had my first serious session on my new 2010 7m Griffin. I have to say, I'm digging this kite. It was about 25knots average with gusts into the 30s. I'm a 95kg rider with a 133x42 twintip.
Things I liked:
great water relaunch (better than my cabrinha and airush)
great handling of gusts. Just push the bar out and it handles it like a pro
quick turning (my first 7m though, so it could be a factor of the size)
Things I learned:
there's no point in trying to setup the lines for anything less than full power. There's enough depower just with the bar that having the lengthening the back lines just robs you of low end. I had it rigged for shortest lines with about 2" of depower on the cleat and that was great
Overall, considering the very competitive price here in NZ, i'm very satisfied with my purchase and am now eyeing a 9 or 10m argo to go with it (to replace my SB3)
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Thanks for the review!
I test a griffin 10.5m in few days, if it's OK for me I buy one.
What about the other model, the Argo?
At this time I have a Genetrix hydra 2008 9m. It is a very good kite to learn and for cruising because of the massive wind range and smooth riding, but now I am looking for a kite with more speed for wave riding, big jumps and a good relaunch.
Perhaps the argo is a better kite than the griffin for me.
If you have ever flown the argo, what about it?