2011 Gaastra Kiteboarding Product Manual (LowRes) - 40 Pages

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2011 Gaastra Kiteboarding Product Manual Interview Urs Hungerbühler 4 Hatch Jekyll v4 Max v5 8 12 16 Bar System v9 18 Vane Suspect Xenon Surfkite v2 Apace 22 24 26 28 30 Sneek Blunt v2 Force 34 35 35 Trainerkite Accessories 36 36 Spare Parts 37 3

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INTERVIEW. URS HUNGEBÜHLER Hello Urs, in 2011 Gaastra launches a  new kite: the Hatch. What is the idea behind it? UH_ The idea behind the Hatch is all about usability. This was the highest priority in development progress. This kite is very easy to use and provides a very predictable flying characteristic!   So, now there are two “crossover kites” in the range. What exactly are the differences between the Hatch and Jekyll? UH_ The Jekyll is a performance crossover kite. This is the 4th generation and we did continuously developed the kite during the last 4 years. Performance and a clean flying...

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/helpdeskfaq What is the idea behind the ANMP, RNEH and ANPH profiles? UH_ Each kite in 2011 has a particular profile, specially made for that kite. Actually we kind of started with this already some seasons ago. The profiles in the tips need to work in a high range of angle of attack, they are used to steer the kite. Therefore, we use a modified NACA0018 profile for the tips on all kites. For the centre part of the kites we developed a particular profile for each model. This is necessary to fulfil the request of each type of rider. That’s the way of modern kite design, first describe the desired...

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Riders: Leif Wilkesmann, Lukasz Ceran, Esther Oud, Leo Rose Location: Langebaan, South Africa Date: 25.02.2010 11:07 Photo: Tim Hendrics Kites: Hatch 13.0, Jekyll 12.0, Jekyll 10.5, Max 12.0

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USABILITY CROSS OVER • Medium Drag • Big Lift & Huge Hangtime • Straight Steering // for nice & easy turning • Full Dacron Frame // for bullet proof quality • 5th line option // choose your safety • Logic V Bridle System // • Medium Barpressure // for easy use and riding • NACA0018 Profile // in tips for clean & fast steering for improved stability • Speedpump • Huge Windrange & Sweetspot // with perfect flying characteristic Esther Oud (International Team) says: I use the HATCH for some time now and i really like it. I used the JEKYLL before and like the HATCH straight away. It´s super easy to...

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/kites/2011/hatch Hatch. SLE KITE // Usability Cross Over SPECS / MODEL Hatch 3.0 Hatch 5.0 Hatch 7.0 Hatch 9.0 Hatch 11.0 Hatch 13.0 WINDRANGE ( knt ) STRUTS ( pcs) BAR WIDTH ( recommended in cm ) FLAT AREA ( m 2 ) PROJ. AREA ( m 2 ) PROJ SPAN ( c m ) PROJ. HEIGHT ( c m ) FLAT AR PROJ. AR PROJ. AREA RATIO ( % ) FLAT WINGSPAN ( cm ) 25 - 40+ 5 46 3.0 2.02 205 122 4.2 2.1 67.33 363 20 - 36 5 46 5.0 3.36 265 158 4.2 2.1 67.33 469 17 - 32 5 46 7.0 4.71 322 191 4.4 2.21 67.26 555 14 - 26 5 46 9.0 6.05 365 217 4.4 2.19 67.20 629 13 - 22 5 52 11.0 7.4 403 240 4.4 2.17 67.14 695 11 - 20 5 52 13.0 8.74...

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Rider: Leo Cluse Location: Platboom, South Africa Date: 23.03.2010 14:44 Photo: Tim Hendrics Kite: Jekyll 7.0 Board: Surfkite 5’ 6’’

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PERFORMANCE CROSS OVER • Super Low Drag • Insane Lift & Massive Hangtime • Direct Steering // for fast & clean turning • Full Dacron Frame // for bullet proof quality • 5th line option // choose your safety • Logic V Bridle System // • Low Barpressure // for effortless riding • NACA0018 Profile // in tips for clean & fast steering for improved stability • Speedpump • Massive Windrange & Sweetspot // with perfect flying characteristic Lukasz Ceran (International Team) says: I compete in race and freestyle on the tour, and i love the huge windrange, with an incredible sweetspot of the Jekyll. This...

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/kites/2011/jekyll Jekyll 4. SLE KITE // Performance Cross Over SPECS / MODEL Jekyll 5.0 Jekyll 7.0 Jekyll 8.0 Jekyll 9.0 Jekyll 10.5 Jekyll 12.0 Jekyll 14.0 WINDRANGE ( knt ) STRUTS ( pcs) BAR WIDTH ( recommended in cm ) FLAT AREA ( m 2 ) PROJ. AREA ( m 2 ) PROJ SPAN ( c m ) PROJ. HEIGHT ( c m ) FLAT AR PROJ. AR PROJ. AREA RATIO ( % ) FLAT WINGSPAN ( cm ) 21 - 40+ 5 46 5.0 3.61 319 160 5 2.82 72.31 498 19 - 38 5 46 7.0 5.06 378 190 5 2.8 72.0 591 18 - 35 5 46 8.0 5.78 404 203 5 2.78 71.90 632 16 - 29 5 46 9.0 6.51 428 215 5 2.77 71.78 670 15 - 25 5 52 10.5 7.59 463 232 5 2.73 71.71 724 12 - 23...

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Rider: Leo Rose Location: Lacanau, France Date: 27.06.2010 9:37 Photo: Tim Hendrics Kite: Max 10.0 Board: Score 136

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FREESTYLE & WAVE • Low Drag • Explosive Lift & Moderate Hangtime • Direct Steering // for fast & clean turning • Full Dacron Frame // for bullet proof quality • 5th line with Y // slightly loaded concept • Precise Barpressure // full control in all situations • NACA0018 Profile // in tips for clean & fast steering • Speedpump • Huge Windrange & Sweetspot // with perfect flying characteristic Leo Rose (International Team) says: I really loved the last Max, so i was very pleased with the fact that there are no big changes in the kite. However there are some, and if you really use a kite for practice...

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/kites/2011/max Max 5. HYBRID C KITE // Freestyle & Wave SPECS / MODEL Max 6.0 Max 8.0 Max 10.0 Max 12.0 Max 16.0 WINDRANGE ( knt ) STRUTS ( pcs) BAR WIDTH ( recommended in cm ) FLAT AREA ( m 2 ) PROJ. AREA ( m 2 ) PROJ SPAN ( c m ) PROJ. HEIGHT ( c m ) FLAT AR PROJ. AR PROJ. AREA RATIO ( % ) FLAT WINGSPAN ( cm ) 23 - 40+ 5 46 6.0 3.58 299 206 5.5 2.5 59.80 574 18 - 33 5 46 8.0 4.78 246 238 5.5 2.51 59.80 663 15 - 26 5 46 10.0 5.97 387 266 5.5 2.53 59.83 741 13 - 23 5 52 12.0 7.17 424 291 5.5 2.53 59.87 812 11 - 20 5 52 14.0 8.36 458 314 5.5 2.55 59.90 877 • Standard: 5 Line Bar System • Max is...

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4 or 5 LINE SYSTEM • Standard Bar Setup // all lines same length • Adjustable bar width // 46 or 52 cm High quality lines • 50 cm depower • 21 + 3m lines // for two line length options • O-Shit handles // to get the rider out of potential trouble • Steering line trim below floaters // to trim the bar into the Standard Bar Setup • Auto alignment QR // so the look is in easy hook in and out position

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