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brochure 2013 - 76 Pages

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Catalogue excerpts

URS HUNGERBÜHLER HEAD DESIGNER GAASTRA KITES

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THE ANALYTICAL SIDE OF FUN It´s february 2012 and we are about to finish our 2013 pre production testline setup so we can move to production- kind of late, but honestly I'm always a bit late… things need time to check feedback and new ideas come, so we are always on the run and thats what makes it FUN! Lets put the product to side for a second- and take a look back to last season. What impressed me the most: KSP tour in One-Eye Mauritius- epic conditions, INSANE riding level. I was fully stoked to see the action there. Strapped or strapless, it was off the limit. These girls and boys ripped so...

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Quality and Technology means everything to us. We put all our efforts into our products, solid manufacturing to make them long lasting, but still lightweight and performance orientated. Finding this balance is a constant challenge but makes a huge difference in the end product. Gaastra products come to you guaranteed to deliver the best performance available. BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION ANTI TANGLE WEBBING ADAPTIVE TUNE ADAPTIVE LINES COMPOUND STRUT CONNECTION FULL DACRON FRAME 2.0 SELF RESCUE HANDLES KOOK PROOF CONNECTION HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS GLUED TRIPPLE ZIGZAG SEGMENTED LEADING EDGE SEGMENTED...

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BLACK/WHITE 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! FULL DACRON FRAME 2.0 The next evolution of our proven and tested Full Dacran Frame. Every strut and the trailing edge is attached to a frame of Dacron smoothed with mark cloth tape to the canopy connection for unmatched resistance to wear and heavy loads. ADAPTIVE TUNE although we built kite equipment for plug and play that works in standard setup for everybody, we still provide tuning...

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Cross Over High Performance Freeride SLE Kite SUPER LOW END PERFORMANCE | vEXTREME LIFT | EXTREME HANGTIME | AUTOMATIC RELAUNCH | NEW TIP CONFIGURATION FOR MORE VERSATILE FEELING High Performance Competition Freestyle & Unhooked Wave Compact C SLE Kite RADICAL FLIGHT CHARACTERISTCS WITH MAX. COMFORT | PERFECT UNHOOKED PERFORMANCE | SUPER RESPONSIVE PLUS DIRECT FEELING | EASY RELAUNCH | EXPLOSIVE POP

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Maximum Performance SLE Kite for Wave| Freerride | Race the all in one Kite EXTREMLY FAST AND AGILE | MASSIVE LIFT | EXTREME HANGTIME | ULTRA LIGHT BAR PRESSURE |NEW TIP CONFIGURATION FOR MORE VERSATILE FEELING | EXTREME WINDRANGE Dedicated Race & Maximum Performance Freeride SLE Kite Super Fast Ultra Light 100% Control

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ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH GAASTRA "TWIN SEAM"* USING 2 SEAMS OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS (NYLON AND POLYESTER) WHICH REINFORCE THE FRONTUBE MANY TIMES OVER EVEN MORE LIGHT WEIGHT BUT EXTREMLY DURABLE AND STRONG TWIN SEAM Following the target 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 the proven features go into production to serve our clients with state of the art technology. After extremely successful results in labor and real world on the water testing, we are proud to announce the new Gaastra TWIN...

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After extensive Research & Development over 7 years we are final- m |\ ly happy with our new canopy and have applied it to production. f^^m^^S^SSk, This new canopy comes with double ripstop materials to provide GdCW^i'm 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. Beside this we focussed on durability, as we want our kites to not just last forever, but also to perform perfectly...

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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. UPWIND characterizes the upwind abilities of the kite. DEPOWER pictures the ability to decrease kite power by changing the angle of attack. LIFT defines the jumping high. HIGH END defines defines the strong wind character of the kite and the steering abilities when (highly) depowered. LOOPING POWER characterizes the generated power in kite loops.

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RELAUNCH pictures the general relaunch simplicity. STABILITY describes the behavior of kite in gusty winds or other non ideal situations. SIMPLE USE pictures the simplicity of the kite use, meaning to get going without taking too much care about the kite itself. LOW END defines the light wind character of the kite and the maximum power ability in it´s bottom of wind range. HANGTIME defines the jumping duration. POP describes how explosive the jumping starts.

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HATCH HATCH Cross Over High Performance Freeride SLE Kite SUPER LOW END PERFORMANCE | EXTREME LIFT | EXTREME HANGTIME | AUTOMATIC RELAUNCH | NEW TIP CONFIGURATION FOR MORE VERSATILE FEELING FACTS • SUPER LOW END PERFORMANCE • ULTRA STABLE AND SMOOTH POWER • FAST RELAUNCH • STEERING FEEDBACK: sportive and intuitive • BAR PRESSURE: high and active • TURNING STYLE: turns smooth around the inner tip

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MERCILESS GOOD ALL-ROUNDER The Hatch is a our most stable kite available for any situation. It is our most versatile creation with agile handling and user friendliness that makes it a pleasure to ride in surf, boosting big airs or going unhooked for the latest tricks. It is very easy to depower, has super low end crisp power delivery, boosts massive hangtime and makes your time on the water FUN. This kite can be used for free ride, wave or freestyle. The LE arc is optimized for easy relaunching to save you from swimming. It is designed as a 4 line SLE kite, has no pulleys and also has an option...

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JEKYLL FAST, FASTER, JEKYLL This 6th Generation Jeckyll is without question the fastest and most performance oriented kite Gaastra has ever built. We improved the steering by using a straight tip shape and thicker diameter of the LE in the tip area. It turns super fast and flies through the window all the way to the extreme edge giving it insane upwind abilities. The extremely light bar pressure gives an effortless feedback to the rider. It has a very efficient de-power that gets rid of 85% of the power when sheeted out while keeping the steering characteristics alive. Even when depowered, the...

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