Review for Monkeykites Griffin 2006 12.0 Times tested:
14kn to 35knGood:
Huge Depower, extended hangtime, great response - one kite quiver.Bad:
bar pressure, non wax linesReview:
Ive had this kite in 14 knots to 37 knots and therefore its the only kite i need. This kite has amazing amounts of depower and does not buck or invert at those strong gusts which push it right forward. Being a wave rider, the amount of depower is fantastic, and with the stopper ball lets me ride this kite like my old c kites - well within reach. The kite has an instant response in the power window and stays beautifully stable once in it.
THere is an amazing amount of lift during jumps and the kite allows for far more error if you mistime the descent. You can basically fall fast then flair out at hte last second and land softly. Or you can float all the way down. I'm lightweight 68kgs and therefore this kite works for me in all the coniditions i want to be out in.
The thing i can say about this kite which still remains a choice is the bar pressure. If you have short arms like me, then you need to use the pulley system which brings the whole setup nicely close. This also gives huge depower. bar pressure at sub 16-18 knots is more noticeable while over this, it is not. Without the pulley system this kite turns incredibly lightly - but u need longer arms.
This kite is a fundamental step forward from all the others i've tried. There are a few good brands that fly as well as this that i've tried, but this kite costs half...Rider Profile
Weight (kg): 61-70
Preferred Water: Wave
Preferred Power: Good
Preferred Kite Size: 12.0
Most Used Kite Size: 4.0
Preferred Board Style:
Preferred Board Size: 131-140
Brand Affiliation: Normal Customer
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