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Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby elguapo » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:43 pm




any 1st hand experiences?
..reviews?

i've not seen it yet... but the reviews i've heard so far have been glowing
(from folks that tested the soul v2 and spirit back-to-back)


...is this really going to be the flysurfer soul killer?



closed cells. super stable.
Designed by Maxime Rocher
same paragliding concept as flysurfer souls with updated pulleys.
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding SPIRIT

Postby Adventure Logs » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:58 pm

elguapo wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:43 pm



any 1st hand experiences?
..reviews?

i've not seen it yet... but the reviews i've heard so far have been glowing
(from folks that tested the soul v2 and spirit back-to-back)


...is this really going to be the flysurfer soul killer?
Where you getting the Soul2 reviews at?

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding SPIRIT

Postby elguapo » Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:50 pm

'where' was from a person that has that soul v2..and then rode a spirit back to back to make an immediate comparison
from private conversations...

the word used was soul2 "final prototype".. (no clue what will/will not be changed on final version)

and glowing reviews for the spirit does not imply anything negative about the soul2
(i have a sneaky suspicion i know that "dealer" in the other thread )

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby Tomlutz » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:59 am

elguapo wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:43 pm

any 1st hand experiences?
..reviews?
I have flown the 15m today with foil. Stable, no wing folding. Drifts good. Predictable, very easy. I liike it much better than the Soul 12: good turning, smooth and constant power delivery, not like Soul where power comes with a delay and then all of a suddun too much. I like the Soul 12 on TT, but not on foil. -Tom

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby nate76 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:13 am

I've been getting some good sessions on the 15m Spirit this winter on snow. The 15m is now my defacto light-wind kite for park-and-ride spots. Compared to my Little Cloud Pelicans, it does not carry as much power thru the loop, but pop and lift are considerably more aggressive. Really fun kite for jumping; the best boosting and big air kite I personally have ridden, although I don't have any experience on Soul, Hyperlink, Chrono, etc.

Tomlutz, would love if you could share some more comparisons to the Soul, particularly how the power/jumping compares between the two?

A little footage from earlier this year; unfortunately, my gopro has been broke the last month for some of my more recent excursions.

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby Tomlutz » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:13 am

nate76 wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:13 am

Tomlutz, would love if you could share some more comparisons to the Soul, particularly how the power/jumping compares between the two?
Sorry, I am beginner on foil and only jumped max. 1 m with the Spirit (don't take risks with gear that is not mine). Did not ride it on TT and can't really compare, also because I can't compare same sizes. I would expect Soul to clearly jump better because of its boosting abilities (at the same time a disadvantage on foil in my view, at least for a beginner and in difficult gusty conditions).

I would say that Spirit 15 and Soul 12 turns similarly, although Spirit 15 is bigger. Spirit is probably a bit more lightweihgt than Soul, although it is is not extremely lightweight like Concept Air Pusion. This I can only judge by the inertia and staying in the air, I haven't weighed. - Tom
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby elguapo » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:38 am

Tomlutz wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:59 am
elguapo wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:43 pm

any 1st hand experiences?
..reviews?
I have flown the 15m today with foil. Stable, no wing folding.
Drifts good
. Predictable, very easy. I liike it much better than the Soul 12: good turning, smooth and constant power delivery, not like Soul where power comes with a delay and then all of a suddun too much. I like the Soul 12 on TT, but not on foil. -Tom
that's what i wanted to here..

gonna see if i can source a small version to play with..


thanks for the reviews, yall :thumb:

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby Tomlutz » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:47 am

Tomlutz wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:59 am
elguapo wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:43 pm

any 1st hand experiences?
..reviews?
I have flown the 15m today with foil. Stable, no wing folding. Drifts good. Predictable, very easy. I liike it much better than the Soul 12: good turning, smooth and constant power delivery, not like Soul where power comes with a delay and then all of a suddun too much. I like the Soul 12 on TT, but not on foil. -Tom
Sorry, but I have to correct myself: I have not flown the Spirit, but the Flymaax Toon 15: https://www.flymaax.fr/kitesurf/aile/ca ... e/toon-15/

I must say that the presentation of the two Kites is confusing - I think these are more or less the same kites, but I am not sure. - Tom

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby Regis-de-giens » Sat May 01, 2021 5:54 pm

They are exactly the same except cloth grammage.
Flymaxx has "sold" the toon design to Gin who renaled it "spirit".

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby RalfsB » Wed May 12, 2021 4:30 pm

Talking about aspect ratios: here is a 10m Gin Spirit and a 9m Marabou side by side:
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