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Postby Guest » Tue Jan 22, 2002 11:08 am

Very interesting concept! I think everyone can't wait to test the GXS and G-Spot. Special is the form of the front tube, which gives the kite a bigger surface area. This idea should give th ekite more power. But happens to the handling and jumping power? We don't know yet, but tests should tell us soon.
The problem most visitors see is, that the kite could work against the batten in the center if the kite since due to the attachments of the lines the power will bend the kite to a round form. If the battens will hold the pressure, we will see.
Alleged to the producer the GXS (high performer) will give the jumper more hangtime. The G-Spot is the beginner kite with a smaller AR, but also a 4-line kite!
The tips of the G-Spot are smaller than the ones from the GXS, which will give the GXS faster turning and due to the higher AR the GXS is not as easy as the G-Spot to relaunch.

G-Spot
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GXS
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Batten to stabalize the straight shape
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New valves as used in rubber dinghies
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