From personnal experience I can guarantee that the G-Spot can be
explosive stuff in the right hands.
Oh, you mean the kite, check this out.
You have seen this haven't you: http://www.gaastrakites.com/gspot.htm
Check this out for user's review:
http://www.kite-surf.com/userreviews/in ... prungpunkt
they do tend to be a bit "Wow I just spent 3 grand on my new kite and am I
happy" but it'll give you an idea of how the kite does.
From the shape of the kite I'd say it has the same carbon batton as the GXS,
this batton holds the wing wider open, I'm sure Cory Roesler knows what he's
doing but personally I wouldn't want a batten in the middle of my leading edge,
sounds like something that can break, puncture bladder etc, but that's just my
I have seen a test of the GXS, higher AR than the G-spot, in Kiteboard Italia
and they seemed to like it, said it got going at around 12 knots but performed
better in more wind, it was a 14 so sounds ok.
The best idea is to try and find a school or Gaastra test centre where you can
Anyway look around because especially now with all the new? 2003 kites coming
out (often the same kite as the 2002 model just a bit more stronger/heavier,
etc) you'll find great deals on 2002 kites, new/almost-new kites 4 half price,
go for it.
On the other hand maybe you should just get the G-spot for the name, then when
you're sitting round the campfire in the evening after a mythical day, engaged
in that idle banter with your kitemates of what everyone's riding, and your
mates are riding Toros and Fuels and Supertypes and Naishes, you'll be the only
one riding the g-spot.