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 Post subject: Review Monkeykites Griffin 12.0 2006
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:11 pm 
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Review for Monkeykites Griffin 2006 12.0

Times tested: 11+
Range: 12kn to 35kn

Good: I wanted to try and use just this one kite to cover all condtions. I found i could kite surf in 16m weather right up to 9m weather. When riders of similar weight were over powered on a 9m , i also at became over powered on my 12m. When riders didn't have enough to kite on their 16m's this was the time that i didn't have enough for the 12m Griffin. After a few months of kiting in anything from 12-35mph with just one kite size, i was definatly impressed by the huge huge range of this kite. The jumps are the biggest that i have had on any kite, and the air time is good and very very floaty.
the bar system is simple, and the choice of 1:1 light bar pressure, and 2:1 for a more direct feel and heavier pressure is nice to have, and gives 2 very different feels.
The price is also very

Bad: The depower cleat can be a litle awkward at times, but the new jacket over it, seems to have cured that. Wax can also be applied to make it even more effective.

Review: To sum this up, it is a well built , high performce bow that performs as well as the best kites on market for a fraction of the price. Every time we demo one, we win another kiter over.

Rider Profile

Weight (kg): 71-80
Ability: Intermediate
Style: Wakestyler
Preferred Water: Chop
Preferred Power: Good
Preferred Kite Size: 7.0
Most Used Kite Size: 12.0
Preferred Board Style:
Preferred Board Size: 121-130
Brand Affiliation: Representative
Similar gear used: Waroo 9m , sof-x UFo Bow, windwing rapture ,

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