Review for Genetrix Hydra 2007 9 Times tested:
18kn to 36knGood:
95% depower. Never felt so much depower on any kite. If a one kite option exists, this is it!
Very slow & forgiving a very good kite for beginners or wave ridingBad:
all that depower, no riding 'on the knot'.
For safety this kite has no stopperball.
Very slow & forgiving a very good kite for beginners (if you're advanced you probably will not like this kite. I would never buy any flat kite for myself)
No agressive, high jumps, but nice airtime (same as any flat kite, in my opinion (but haven't tested the Rhino 7 yet))Review:
Slowest kite I've ever flown & this a big plus for beginners. I flew the 9 for an hour or so, I presume the 12 (if you buy your 1st kite, it will probably be the 12) is even slower.
Most beginners have a tendency to buy kites which are to quick & the you learn really slowly (I sure did this).
So buy this kite for your first 2/4 years of kiting, then switch from bow/sle to a c-shaped kite (or commit to wave riding).
Build quality looked the same as a kite from the big brands.
It has a bridle like a paraglider/ parachute which means inversion is impossible.
I flew the kite in very, very gusty winds in Vietnam (from 20 to 35 knots and back to 20 within 15 seconds) and this kite is very suitable for gusty winds. If you move the bar 10 centimeters you'll go from lots of power to very litle power.Rider Profile
Weight (kg): 71-80
Preferred Water: Wave
Preferred Power: All
Preferred Kite Size: 8.0
Most Used Kite Size: 11.0
Preferred Board Style:
Preferred Board Size: 121-130
Brand Affiliation: Normal Customer
Similar gear used: Best Waroo, Slingshot link, Cabrinha crossbow IFor pictures and more reviews click here