ga kiteboarding brochure 2015 - 64 Pages

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Catalogue excerpts

Mario Rodwald joins GA Kites for 2015! Gaastra Kiteboarding are pleased to welcome the 3x reigning European champion, 8x German champion and one of the best kiting freestylers in the world.  Beside his world class kite performance, Mario will be an integral part of the R&D team at the Gaastra kite division. At only 23 years old, Mario has a big future ahead of him and we are delighted to have him on board sharing his enthusiasm and passion with us. We have some exciting new developments planned with our kitesurfing division and are expanding our R&D Team for 2015, and this begins with signature...

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URS HUNGERBÜHLER New challenges are around every corner and you have to adapt. Kiteboarding is continuously evolving and new demands arise. To work on all those challenges on different products I had to travel a lot between various beaches and our factory, to make sure things! go right. New fabrics, threads, glues, pu-film… So many details, but in the end all those details make the difference! Our Research & Development is still based in Taiwan, because we can hit the water every day. In addition I had to travel to different spots, where we could find light wind conditions to test in 6-12knots....

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GA Kites: The Gaastra philosophy has always been to provide functional equipment of the highest quality. Gaastra was established in 1897 and progression is our addiction. Always was and will be! As one of the first brands ever, Gaastra applied their knowledge and expertise to kitesurfing in 2001, launched as a big player and have pushed the limits ever since. We will follow the spirit of the time and update the brand logo “Gaastra” into the new modern “GA” logo! We will not leave behind our roots and history but will take-off into a new era. DESIGN QUALITY A highly motivated and skillful team...

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Quality and Technology means everything to us. We put all our efforts into our products and solid manufacturing to make them long lasting, but still lightweight and performance oriented. Finding this balance is a constant challenge, but makes a huge difference in the end product. GA products come to you guaranteed to deliver the best performance available. HIGH CONTRAST The black and white design provides the best visibility and highest contrast possible. After long research and testings we found that this color scheme delivers the most intuitive look and safe use! ANTI TANGLE WEBBING HIGH QUALITY...

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SPEEDPUMP 3.0 All GA kites comes with the comfort of a single point rapid inflation system. The double cross section eases deflation of the struts and eases packing significantly. The clamps on the tube provide the option of blocking the struts if needed! An additional deflate valve on the tip eases packing, even in high wind situations! VALVE INSTRUCTIONS • Close valve properly (full load = 2.5Nm) INSTRUCTIONS • Keep out any sand! • Clean periodic below the sealing • Make sure the base and bladder will remain in correct position while closing and/or installation SEGMENTED TECHNOLOGY The Segmented...

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TWIN SEAM Following the goal to build the best and most durable kites on this planet, our design team has been restless in developing and testing new ideas and technologies. Only proven features go into production to serve our customers with state of the art technology. After extremely successful results in real world, on the water, testing, we are proud to announce the GA TWIN SEAMS on all kites. This special construction uses two yarns of different material stitched in the same production step. TWIN SEAM + HPX DACRON Our newest technologies don’t happen over night. We continue to develop our...

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LTE CANOPY This new canopy comes with double ripstop materials to provide best tearing performance and minimal elongation. This results in bulletproof kites, significantly less damage which gives you more time on the water! This canopy sets a new benchmark in dynamic performance, it gives a very lively and direct character to the kite. LTE CANOPY Our LTE Canopy is a benchmark for any kite on the market. This canopy comes with double ripstop materials and resists tearing with minimal stretch. It gives a very lively and direct character to the kite. We have achieved greatness with our durability...

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KITE FINDER FLYING SPEED Describes how fast the kites the kite moves forward, but also how fast the kite needs to fly to provide maximum power. Characterizes the upwind abilities of the kite. Depicts the ability to decrease kite power by changing the angle of attack. Defines the strong wind character of the kite and the steering abilities when (highly) depowered. Defines the light wind character of the kite and the maximum power ability in the bottom of the wind range. LOOPING POWER Characterizes the generated power in kite loops.

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Describes the behavior of kite in gusty winds or other non-ideal situations. Pictures of the simplicity of the kite use, how to to get going without taking too much care about the kite itself. Defines the jumping high. Defines the jumping duration. how explosive jumping starts.

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KITE OVERVIEW 2015 NEW TECHNIQUE FEATURES ON ALL KITES • Highly reinforced TE: An additional Kevlar / aramid line in the Trailing Edge (TE) keeps the TE length the same. As such we make sure the performance of a kite after hundreds hours of use is the same as a new kite. A double spinnaker layer between the canopy and the Dacron TE to eliminate any drag and fluttering. This panel has a highly optimized shape to stop harmonic frequency in this area. Preloaded tip construction: the Leading Edge (LE) around the tip is slightly “spring loaded” and keeps the TE under tension, even in special aerodynamic...

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PURE SIZES: FREERIDE | FREESTYLE | WAVE PERFORMANCE FREERIDE LIGHTWIND C1

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FREERIDE | WAKESTYLE | WAVE LIGHT IT UP! All over performance with effortless relaunch make the SPARK an incredible gem in our line-up! Take your water time to the next level with this cross over machine made to fly!

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All Gaastra Kiteboarding catalogues and brochures

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  2. Brochure 2010

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Archived catalogues

  1. 2007 User Guide

    11 Pages

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