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nate76
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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 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:51 am

I got an 18m Instinct for a customer who plans on using it next year for a Greenland expedition; he let me take it out for a few sessions before I handed it over to him and I can confirm everything Derek is saying. The Instinct felt just as solid as the 15m Spirit in my experience with zero tip-tucking and incredibly easy launch/reverse-launch. The other take-away I had was that I could keep more speed without feeling like I was being forced downwind. The lift/hangtime was paraglider-like. Unfortunately, I only got to use it on snow but imagine it would be incredible for light wind water riding.

Ice101
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby Ice101 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:55 am

Can’t find any gin retailers in the uk? Would love to demo one in my area at Portland where the Olympic uk racers all train!

mr-markus
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Gear: Sonic3 13m, Sonic 3 11m, Sonic3 9m, Ten Velox 8m, Ten Velox 10m, Crazy Fly Chill, Genetrix Hydra V9 9m, Lieuwe Shotgun and lots and lots other things.
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby mr-markus » Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:53 pm

Gin Spirit flies with all common bars? just curious before buying a 15m.

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lederhosen
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Kiting since: 2017
Weight: 80kg
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Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Postby lederhosen » Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:34 pm

mr-markus wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:53 pm
Gin Spirit flies with all common bars? just curious before buying a 15m.
Yes, the spirit I tried flew perfectly on a standard same line length bar from kote attitude.
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