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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby lederhosen » Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:27 pm

keegster17 wrote:
Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:57 pm
. it filled up more than my Sonic 3.
Sorry I can’t help with the restart, but since you own both spirit and sonic3, can you comment on which kite you fly when? Do you prefer one of them?

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby downunder » Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:58 pm

Looks like this site has issues:

ginflymaax.com.au

404? Some tlc?

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby direnc » Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:03 pm

Gin Spirit web site was recently updated. They even added a manual. There's a bridle plan but no line lenghts...
Anyway... Check this wind range chart... Must be a an error with the units used or something...
ginspiritwindrange.JPG
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby derek440 » Thu Oct 20, 2022 9:34 am

direnc wrote:
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:03 pm
Gin Spirit web site was recently updated. They even added a manual. There's a bridle plan but no line lenghts...
Anyway... Check this wind range chart... Must be a an error with the units used or something...
ginspiritwindrange.JPG
I have recently been using an 8m spirit with a freeride hydrofoil and my wife has also used the same kite in high wind for race training, I had it out comfortably in 11 knots just last week and she trained in approx 30kn with a race foil recently. I'm not sure about TT but the foil ranges seem about right to me but depends on the rider and foil etc.

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby mountain_lake » Thu Oct 20, 2022 10:39 am

direnc wrote:
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:03 pm
Gin Spirit web site was recently updated. They even added a manual. There's a bridle plan but no line lenghts...
Anyway... Check this wind range chart... Must be a an error with the units used or something...
ginspiritwindrange.JPG
It's updated now, they had the wrong low end for TT:
https://ginkites.com/en/produit/the-spirit/
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby Regis-de-giens » Fri May 19, 2023 9:50 am

one of the lightest session I did with 29m lines and the 15m spirit:

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby mr-markus » Mon May 29, 2023 10:11 am

anyone had a bridge tangle from hell? imo a big major flaw from Gin not be able to disconnect bridles from the kite itself. (FS has the LCL system). been busy for 4 hours in a row. new bridle system perhaps?
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby mgs » Tue May 30, 2023 12:47 pm

mr-markus wrote: anyone had a bridge tangle from hell? imo a big major flaw from Gin not be able to disconnect bridles from the kite itself. (FS has the LCL system). been busy for 4 hours in a row. new bridle system perhaps?
Hello - Yes i did just the once and now make sure it never happens again. It was so bad I had to remove the speed system from both sides!
Some keep their bar/lines permanently connected to the kite which i understand reduces the risk of tangles/helps untangle bridle lines.
As soon as i land my foil kites I secure the speed system and pack the kite up immediately as leaving it on the beach to flap around usually results in tangles!
When i get home i lay the kite out in the back garden and check the bridles are tangle free before packing it way.

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby Regis-de-giens » Tue May 30, 2023 4:22 pm

From the picture, It seems not that impossible to untangle ; visually impressive, but if you loose a bit part by part and look for "loops" to untnagle (startgin from the pulleys), it should come progressivelly without disconnection .

No wind , with dry briddles and a good music in the ears (wireless headphones ) to increase your patience ...

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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby Jyoder » Tue May 30, 2023 7:04 pm

mr-markus wrote:
Mon May 29, 2023 10:11 am
anyone had a bridge tangle from hell? imo a big major flaw from Gin not be able to disconnect bridles from the kite itself. (FS has the LCL system). been busy for 4 hours in a row. new bridle system perhaps?
If it’s loose tangle like that you should be ok. It’s once it’s tightened with a 3 pulley speed system (ie. Sonic Race) tangled all through it that it becomes hard.

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