Re: gaastra bar - caution
- I use the 16.5m' Gaastra. I dont know why, but my kite even in 25
knots (yes the kite can hold that wind and more) nothing happen to it
I am very pleased with the kite much better then the X2.
--- In kitesurf@y..., "kiteboardingjapan" <nick@h...> wrote:
> --- In kitesurf@y..., "callum_downie" <callum_downie@h...> wrote:
> > 2 friends that have the new gaastra kites with the gaastra bars
> >have whistle effects as well...
> Callum, totally unrelated to the original thread, but I've got a
> warning I'd like you to pass onto your friends. I was given the
> chance to test the new 12m Gaastra yesterday. I comented to the
> owner who lent me the kite how weak the leash rings looked, and the
> stitching above the depower strap. Fortunately for me
> for my friend) my mate was "dying" to give the kite a go, so he
> out on it first while I was setting my own bar and lines out to use
> with the kite. Less than 20 seconds after shooting out from the
> the kite came crashing down, powered up, and crashed down again.
> continued with my friend being dragged closer and closer to a wall.
> Thankfully he pulled the safety (I hope Gaastra are paying Wipika
> use their system), and wasn't injured. The stiching holding the non-
> ringed front line had come undone, releasing the one front line. A
> very dangerous situation to be in.
> Callum, tell your friends to check or change this part of the bar.
> And if there are any Gaastra people reading this...pull your finger