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Gin Marabou

Postby ap888 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:58 pm

Single-surface kite with closed-cell leading edge construction

https://www.ginkites.com/shop/marabou/
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Re: Gin Marabou

Postby elguapo » Wed May 29, 2019 2:20 pm

i have the 12...
great low wind option...packs small.

however i'd like to fly it in a smaller size.

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Re: Gin Marabou

Postby jash999 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:53 am

Couple of foil guys at my beach have the Marabou 12 and the 6. Both are medium weight and use smallish wings around 600 cms area. The 12 sq m Marabou seems to work great from 6-7 up to 10-12 knots. The 6 from 12 up to 18.

The relaunch in almost all cases looks very easy, nothing like a Peak or other single skin.

Does anyone else have any experience with these or any other size?
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Re: Gin Marabou

Postby Whattheflock » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:30 am

I wonder if it's possible to drift launch?

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Re: Gin Marabou

Postby gbrungra » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:24 am

Perfect middle ground between lei/double skin foil kite/ single skin?

Is water relaunch as good as the hyperlink and soul?

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Re: Gin Marabou

Postby jakemoore » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:04 am

Whattheflock wrote:I wonder if it's possible to drift launch?
I’m sure Horst Sergio could do it. There is only one inflate valve so inflation is slow.

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Re: Gin Marabou

Postby jakemoore » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:11 am

gbrungra wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:24 am
Perfect middle ground between lei/double skin foil kite/ single skin?
More like a Peak with water re-launch for dummies. All the others have better upwind, more boost when sheeting the bar and a more powerful turn. These single skins have amazing mellow downwind and fun stuntkiting behavior.

Marabou has a little better upwind than Peak, but far from the middle. The little extra upwind is inconsequential on the foil but might allow an acceptable surf/twintip session if you were traveling light. Hyperlink is a better all-rounder for traveling light if surfboard is in the mix. Soul has the best twin-tip boost.
gbrungra wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:24 am
Is water relaunch as good as the hyperlink and soul?
I would put it on par with Hyperlink V1.
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Re: Gin Marabou

Postby jakemoore » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:21 am

I had an amazing session with the 9 this weekend. Straight onshore wind 10-12 knots. Waves were 2-3 feet max. I was riding an 1100 cm wing and 70 cm mast. There was no problem getting out past the break. I rode about a mile each tack cruising out and then catching a wave. After a few turns I would just let the wave push me straight in until the kite crumpled up due to zero wind and completely slack lines. At the last minute I would head up and the kite reforms instantly. The experience is very similar to the big Peak I had. 9m is enough for me for now.


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