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Regis-de-giens
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Weight: 62 kg
Local Beach: France: St Laurent du Var, Cannes, Almanarre
Style: 62 kg , light wind, waves
Gear: Conceptair pulsion 18&15&12S, OR Flite 10m , Airush One 9&6, peak 5M , Rally 6, Elf 11 &7, 19m2 single skin proto.
foil Ketos, RCS Supreme, TBK Mana, snowskis, kite-boat
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby Regis-de-giens » Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:43 pm

Indeed, same name for very différent kites.
Either a Big mistakes or a lack of Intelligence property protection....
I have just bought a double skin freeride kite named Spirit v2, which is the évolution of a long lasting existing kite from another company, Sky Country, Ukrainien.

Wellcom to confusion...

nate76
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Posts: 91
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:08 pm
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska
Style: Doubtful.
Gear: LC Pelican, Gin Shaman, Spirit
Brand Affiliation: Tom Bourdeau designs, Gin
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby nate76 » Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:54 pm

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:



(long comparison video, but I have time shortcuts in the video details so you can fast-forward to what you're interested in)
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B-Roc
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby B-Roc » Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:27 pm

nate76 wrote:
Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:54 pm

(long comparison video, but I have time shortcuts in the video details so you can fast-forward to what you're interested in)

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 :(

kitexpert
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby kitexpert » Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:47 pm

FS also had a Spirit :) I still sometimes use even older FS low aspect kite, Maniac, but I've rebuild a modern bridle and mixer in it. Original was weird or just terrible :roll: I also added LE stiffeners. Now it is quite comparable to similar shaped foil kites of today, if not better. Closed cell kite

nate76
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Posts: 91
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:08 pm
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska
Style: Doubtful.
Gear: LC Pelican, Gin Shaman, Spirit
Brand Affiliation: Tom Bourdeau designs, Gin
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 13 times

Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby nate76 » Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:58 am

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!


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