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 Post subject: checking out the gaastra jekyll 8m
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:43 pm 
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like i said before i was interessted in the new gaastra jekyll...

now i got the chance to fly it, and i just wanted to give you a short input...

i hope somebody else will ad his comments, so we get a real test. because this is more a small check :lol:

The guy who has it on the beach flies with the 8 and 12 now for the last 3 weeks and he was totally stoked... he said, really easy to handle, plenty of power in the jumps ...

so i made it. he got a break, and i got his kite :evil:

just checked it out for 10min in really gusty conditions, but it was nice. The depower is brilliant. then i compare these to my old slingshot kite this is another kind of "sport".... if the gust hits you, and you dont want the power you just let go the bar up, and thats it... really nice...

it turns really nice and predictable. made a view kiteloops, and man: this kite has power!!!

if you start doing wavriding like me, you want a kite thats gets you in the wave and then takes care about itself.... and i really got the feeling this kite can do it....

now the hangtime. i´m not that into this hooked jumping story, but man, this jekyll could get me a little bit back to the oldschool stuff...

it´s a little bit like paragliding. then you jump off and kepp the bar you just fly fly fly fly... amazing, let the bar go up, and you get down more early...

all around the bar n´kite quality looks good. nothing special, solid good. for me it dont have to be fancy and shiny it has to work, and then it is broken, i want to replace it. gaastra made all stuff easy to replace.

all together a nice kite, and i´ll look around for a good deal.

Pete - if you get this - thanks for let me check your new baby.

cheers, jimbo


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 Post subject: 5th line
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:56 am 
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hey jimbooo, sorry for getting this old thread back, but i dont know where else to ask.

Did your test the jekyll with the 5th line setup that gaastra offers?!

If so, did you know what the difference is,... i´m not so sure, if i need the 5th line accessory. Again money, and i dont know where the advantage should be??!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:13 am 
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Hi kite-venomer,

Gaastra offers this option for the people who like the 5th line safety, as they say on their website here:

http://www.gaastrakites.com/jekyll2008/barsafety.html

As they say it is only for safety purpose. But I think it changes the behaviour of the kite a very little bit.


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 Post subject: http://jekyll.gaastrakites.com
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:39 pm 
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@ rimbo... many thanks, that i big amount on input on

http://jekyll.gaastrakites.com

really nice site... will work me trought now...

have you seen the interview with the kitedesigner. Sounds like a clever dude!

what do you think??!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:41 am 
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Legless wrote:
IKSURFMAG is the first mag to test this kite and publish the findings as far as i am aware, we also put a video with the test so you can see the kite being rigged and flown.

Check out http://www.iksurfmag.com

Its free too...

Rou


here is some other input. great mag from my point of view. maybe this is the future of mags??! the companys seems to see it like this. advertisings, tests, texts,....

all a reall mag :thumb:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:28 am 
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http://www.iksurfmag.com

this is awesome!!! :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:35 am 
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i mean, honestly this has "nothing" to do with journalism for me. i mean the tests...

you can say, the trick section is sport journalism i guess :lol:

if you read all the tests, there is no negativ thing at all...

clear, they have to get stared etc, but... mhhhh :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:13 am 
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kite-venomer wrote:
i mean, honestly this has "nothing" to do with journalism for me. i mean the tests...

you can say, the trick section is sport journalism i guess :lol:

if you read all the tests, there is no negativ thing at all...

clear, they have to get stared etc, but... mhhhh :roll:


i like it... anway, i think this is the same journalism like the print mags! :wink:


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still the same issue on http://www.iksurfmag.com :evil:


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