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URS HUNGERBÜHLER HEAD DESIGNER GAASTRA KITES


THE ANALYTICAL SIDE OF FUN It´s february 2012 and we are about to finish our 2013 pre production testline setup so we can move to production- kind of late, but honestly I'm always a bit late… things need time to check feedback and new ideas come, so we are always on the run and thats what makes it FUN! Lets put the product to side for a second- and take a look back to last season. What impressed me the most: KSP tour in One-Eye Mauritius- epic conditions, INSANE riding level. I was fully stoked to see the action there. Strapped or strapless, it was off the limit. These girls and boys ripped so hard, I was blown away. Anyone who rides a kite should check this out to see the potential of what can be done on a kite! Beside the freestyle circus…. kitesurfing got olympic status!!! BIG news! Now there is a serious racing scene and a lot of high end development happening already! Coming from paragliding, windsurfing and now working in the kitesurf business for 11 years, I´m still impressed by this sport. When friends ask, what spot is best, what conditions do you like most, i have to look back and really admit that it totally depends. Cross offshore waves on a reef can be epic, but sick sideshore beach break days are easier to find. I love blasting with a small kite and twin tip for big jumps- so much fun!! I guess this is actually what attracts me to kitesurfing- there are so many different conditions you always have the hunger. Hell is below you, always look up! Urs Hungerbühler

GAASTRA HISTORY A brand that has stood the test of time for over 115 years. A brand that has continuously innovated and adapted to the needs and desires of the wind community. A brand that has energy, commitment and stoke to satisfy any rider with the necessary tools to elevate performance. A brand that will fight relentlessly to have the best products on the marketGaastra 2013 PASSION,PERFORMANCE,PLEASURE

DESIGN & PROCESSING QUALITY Design Quality A highly motivated and skillful team works since years now on Gaastra Kite Products... Head designer Urs Hungerbühler is the mastermind behind our kite development. Being Swiss, he is just the perfect mix of theory and practice. During his mathematics studies, he was flying in the international paragliding competition scene. Early on, he designed his own kites on the basis of his practical experience and his own mathematical understanding. He tested them all himself and learned a lot. This long-standing background enables him to design all Gaastra Products 3D-based having perfect accuracy. Frills and gimmicks are not an option. Each new idea must convince him for the long term. Processing Quality Our own Gaastra factories are the birthplace of all our products. Only the finest and best materials are used. The philosophy behind this is simple: monitor all production steps and check the resulting products to meet our high standards of quality, only then will the kites leave the factory.


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Quality and Technology means everything to us. We put all our efforts into our products, solid manufacturing to make them long lasting, but still lightweight and performance orientated. Finding this balance is a constant challenge but makes a huge difference in the end product. Gaastra products come to you guaranteed to deliver the best performance available.

BLACK/WHITE

LOGIC-V

BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION

SPEEDPUMP 2.0

ANTI TANGLE WEBBING

ADAPTIVE TUNE

ADAPTIVE LINES

COMPOUND STRUT CONNECTION

FULL DACRON FRAME 2.0

SELF RESCUE HANDLES

KOOK PROOF CONNECTION

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

GLUED TRIPPLE ZIGZAG

NACA0018 PROFILES

SEGMENTED LEADING EDGE

Lte CANOPY

SEGMENTED STRUT

TWIN SEAM


BLACK/WHITE The black and white design provides the best visibility and highest contrast possible. after long research and testings we found that this color scheme delivers the most intuitive look and safe use! FULL DACRON FRAME 2.0 The next evolution of our proven and tested Full Dacran Frame. Every strut and the trailing edge is attached to a frame of Dacron smoothed with mark cloth tape to the canopy connection for unmatched resistance to wear and heavy loads. ADAPTIVE TUNE although we built kite equipment for plug and play that works in standard setup for everybody, we still provide tuning options for various use, so every rider can fine tune his gear perfectly! LOGIC V BRIDLE SYSTEM None of our kites use pulleys. All bridles are fixed and provide a super stable and clean arc design. NACA0018 PROFILES The NACA profiles are airfoil shapes for aircraft wings developed by the NASA.

ADAPTIVE LINES Our kites offer multiple setup options beside the standard one on the steering lines, so it is easy to adapt the kite to your personal style. SEGMENTED LEADING EDGE Due to the Segmented LE it is possible to shape the leading edge of our kites for their specific needs. GLUED TRIPPLE ZIG ZAG All canopy seams are manufactured in Glued Tripple Zig Zag Technology. Seams get glued first and sewn after. This provides a perfect seam pattern and a stiff kite.

TWIN SEAM Following the target to build the best and most durable kites on this planet, our design team has been restless in developing and testing new ideas and technologies. Only the proven features go into production to serve our clients with state of the art technology. After extremely successful results in labor and real world on the water testing, we are proud to announce the new Gaastra TWIN SEAMS to all 2013 kites. This special construction uses two yarns of different material stitched in the same production step. SELF RESCUE HANDLES These loops are attached to the inside of the tip and ease the operation of a self rescue in case of emergency, so the kite can drag you home!

SPEEDPUMP 2.0 All Gaastra kites comes with the comfort of a single point rapid inflation system. The double cross section eases deflation of the struts and eases packing significantly. The clamps on the tube provide the optional block of struts if needed! An additional deflate valve on the tip eases packing, even in high wind situations! HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS In order to ensure timeless performance we use only the best materials to manufacture our products. • LTE Canopy with double Rip Stop. Exclusive by Gaastra. • HPX Dacron with high density yarn • High Quality Eurocord® lines • FSE® ropes • Clamcleat® • Kevlar® fabric for Most durable reinforcements LTE CANOPY This new canopy comes with double ripstop materials to provide best tearing performance and minimal elongation. This results in bulletproof kites, significantly less damage which gives you more time on the water! This canopy sets a new benchmark in dynamic performance, it gives a very lively and direct character to the kite.

ANTI TANGLE WEBBING The Anti Tangle Webbing at the strut ends prevents the lines catching a strut end. This feature eliminates several problems and ensures easy launch after slack line situations. BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION Our own highly skilled factory delivers state of the art manufacturing quality to ensure a long lifespan in the most extreme use. Additionally we reinforce all known and reported areas of abuse. KOOK PROOF CONNECTIONS Eliminates the possibility of wrong line connections. COMPOUND STRUT CONNECTION The special connection between the strut and leading edges provides an extremely rigid skeleton, making the connection durable and gives better performance than ever! SEGMENTED STRUT The Segmented Strut technology ensures the strut supports a clean profile, so each kite provides a particular handling and character as clean as possible


HATCH

Cross Over High Performance Freeride SLE Kite SUPER LOW END PERFORMANCE | vEXTREME LIFT | EXTREME HANGTIME | AUTOMATIC RELAUNCH | NEW TIP CONFIGURATION FOR MORE VERSATILE FEELING

SIZES: 3_5_7_9_11_13

C.1

PURE

High Performance Competition Freestyle & Unhooked Wave Compact C SLE Kite RADICAL FLIGHT CHARACTERISTCS WITH MAX. COMFORT | PERFECT UNHOOKED PERFORMANCE | SUPER RESPONSIVE PLUS DIRECT FEELING | EASY RELAUNCH | EXPLOSIVE POP

SIZES: 7_9_11

C.1

C.2

C.2


JEKYLL

Maximum Performance SLE Kite for Wave| Freerride | Race the all in one Kite EXTREMLY FAST AND AGILE | MASSIVE LIFT | EXTREME HANGTIME | ULTRA LIGHT BAR PRESSURE |NEW TIP CONFIGURATION FOR MORE VERSATILE FEELING | EXTREME WINDRANGE

SIZES: 5_6_7_8_9_10.5_12_14_16.5_19

C.1

JET

Dedicated Race & Maximum Performance Freeride SLE Kite Super Fast Ultra Light 100% Control

SIZES: 7_10_13_17

C.1

C.2

C.2


TWIN SEAM

TWIN SEAM Following the target to build the best and most durable kites on this planet, our design team has been restless in developing and testing new ideas and technologies. Only the proven features go into production to serve our clients with state of the art technology. After extremely successful results in labor and real world on the water testing, we are proud to announce the new Gaastra TWIN SEAMS to all 2013 kites. This special construction uses two yarns of different material stitched in the same production step. This enables us to have less perforation in the cloth but 25% stronger seams. This next step in kite production gives an enormous amount of more durability, less damage to the kites and the option of more air pumped into the bladders for more rigid and crisp flying kites!


LTE CANOPY After extensive Research & Development over 7 years we are finally happy with our new canopy and have applied it to production. This new canopy comes with double ripstop materials to provide best tearing performance and minimal elongation. This results in bulletproof kites, significantly less damage which gives you more time on the water! This canopy sets a new benchmark in dynamic performance, it gives a very lively and direct character to the kite. Beside this we focussed on durability, as we want our kites to not just last forever, but also to perform perfectly forever, so we pushed the durability to the next level. To achieve this target in such an extreme sports environments with loads of water and UV punishment we decided to use two steps of coating in production. First the ripstop yarn gets coated before actually creating the cloth. In the end the whole cloth gets coated again. The result is a bulletproof material, which performs perfectly when brand new all the way down the long term road. Even if the cloth coating is destroyed by serious abrasion, the rip stop yarn is still working and protects the cloth from ripping. A new Revolution from the Gaastra factory.


KITE FINDER

FLYING SPEED describes how fast the kites the kite moves forward, but also how fast the kite needs to fly to provide maximum power.

UPWIND characterizes the upwind abilities of the kite.

DEPOWER pictures the ability to decrease kite power by changing the angle of attack.

LIFT defines the jumping high.

HIGH END defines defines the strong wind character of the kite and the steering abilities when (highly) depowered.

LOOPING POWER characterizes the generated power in kite loops.


RELAUNCH pictures the general relaunch simplicity.

STABILITY describes the behavior of kite in gusty winds or other non ideal situations.

SIMPLE USE pictures the simplicity of the kite use, meaning to get going without taking too much care about the kite itself.

LOW END defines the light wind character of the kite and the maximum power ability in it´s bottom of wind range.

HANGTIME defines the jumping duration.

POP describes how explosive the jumping starts.


HATCH HATCH

Cross Over High Performance Freeride SLE Kite SUPER LOW END PERFORMANCE | EXTREME LIFT | EXTREME HANGTIME | AUTOMATIC RELAUNCH | NEW TIP CONFIGURATION FOR MORE VERSATILE FEELING

SIZES: 3_5_7_9_11_13

FACTS • SUPER LOW END PERFORMANCE • ULTRA STABLE AND SMOOTH POWER • FAST RELAUNCH

C.1

C.2

• STEERING FEEDBACK: sportive and intuitive • BAR PRESSURE: high and active • TURNING STYLE: turns smooth around the inner tip


MERCILESS GOOD ALL-ROUNDER The Hatch is a our most stable kite available for any situation. It is our most versatile creation with agile handling and user friendliness that makes it a pleasure to ride in surf, boosting big airs or going unhooked for the latest tricks. It is very easy to depower, has super low end crisp power delivery, boosts massive hangtime and makes your time on the water FUN. This kite can be used for free ride, wave or freestyle. The LE arc is optimized for easy relaunching to save you from swimming. It is designed as a 4 line SLE kite, has no pulleys and also has an option to use as a 5 line if desired. What is technically changed to HATCH2 and why? • redesigned LE arc, more harmonic flying character and feeling on the bar • all new Bridles and Steering line settings, following the latest calculation routines achieving clean aerodynamics • new LE attachment point in stronger but lighter construction • kevlar reinforcements at LE for highest abuse resistance • new and more boxy tip shape for better steering at depowered conditions • new double thread technology by stitching the LE. increases the LE strength by 20-25%. • refined TE shape and tension. we tension the TE on a shorter distance (5% of responding cord) and balanced the scallop between the BB0 and BB1 to keep it silent with less drag. Hatch 3

Hatch 5

Hatch 7

Hatch 9

Hatch 11

Hatch 13

WINDRANGE ( knt ) *

25 - 40+

20 - 36

17 - 32

14 - 26

13 - 22

10 - 19

STRUTS ( pcs)

5

5

5

5

5

3

BAR WIDTH (in cm)

46

46

46

46

52

52

FLAT AREA ( m 2 )

3.0

5.0

7.0

9.0

11.0

13.0

PROJ. AREA ( m 2 )

2.04

3.38

4.71

6.05

7.22

8.66

PROJ SPAN ( c m )

206

266

322

365

404

454

PROJ. HEIGHT ( c m )

121

157

191

217

240

270

FLAT AR

4.2

4.2

4.46

4.46

4.46

4.83

PROJ. AR

2.09

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.56

2.37

PROJ. AREA RATIO ( % )

67.30

67.30

67.2

67.2

65.7

66.68

FLAT WINGSPAN ( cm )

364

470

555

629

696

782

BLACK/WHITE

LOGIC-V

SPEEDPUMP 2.0

ANTI TANGLE WEBBING

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION

ADAPTIVE LINES

DAR STAN

D

SPECS / MODEL

ADAPTIVE TUNE

KOOK PROOF CONNECTION

NACA0018 PROFILES

SELF RESCUE HANDLES

FULL DACRON FRAME 2.0

GLUED TRIPPLE ZIGZAG

SEGMENTED LEADING EDGE

SEGMENTED STRUT

COMPOUND STRUT CONNECTION

Lte CANOPY

TWIN SEAM


JEKYLL FAST, FASTER, JEKYLL This 6th Generation Jeckyll is without question the fastest and most performance oriented kite Gaastra has ever built. We improved the steering by using a straight tip shape and thicker diameter of the LE in the tip area. It turns super fast and flies through the window all the way to the extreme edge giving it insane upwind abilities. The extremely light bar pressure gives an effortless feedback to the rider. It has a very efficient de-power that gets rid of 85% of the power when sheeted out while keeping the steering characteristics alive. Even when depowered, the Jeckyll still obeys your commands. The huge sweet spot gives this kite the widest wind range in our line up. The Jekyll is a dedicated 4 Line SLE kite, but comes with the option to use a 5th line. The 5 strut skeleton in fully segmented in construction, making the kite super rigid even in toughest conditions. What is Technically changed to JEKYLL5 and why? • • • • • • • •

straight tips for more direct steering behavior. more area in tips achieves better steering. increased diameter of tip LE improves axial angular impulse for more rigid feeling on bar all new Bridles and Steering line settings to achieve the best aerodynamics in every situation new LE attachment point in stronger but lighter construction kevlar reinforcements at LE for highest abuse resistance new double thread seam technology to increase the strength of the LE about 20 to 25% refined TE tension. we tension the TE on a shorter distance (5% of responding cord) and balanced the scallop between the BB0 and BB1 to keep it silent with less drag. • segmented struts for a more accurate profile adjustment which results in a cleaner sail close to the LE area. SPECS / MODEL

Jekyll 5

Jekyll 6

Jekyll 7

Jekyll 8

Jekyll 9

Jekyll 10.5 Jekyll 12

Jekyll 14

Jekyll 16.5 Jekyll 19

WINDRANGE ( knt )

21 - 40+

20 - 40

19 - 38

18 - 35

16 - 29

15 - 25

12 - 23

8 - 19

6 - 18

5 - 15

STRUTS ( pcs)

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

BAR WIDTH ( in cm )

46

46

46

46

46

52

52

52

52

52

FLAT AREA ( m 2 )

5.0

6.0

7.0

8.0

9.0

10.5

12.0

14.0

16.5

19

PROJ. AREA ( m 2 )

3.62

4.26

4.97

5.69

6.39

7.3

8.34

10.13

12.08

13.88

PROJ SPAN ( c m )

320

345

378

405

429

451

482

535

609

652

PROJ. HEIGHT ( c m )

161

176

190

203

213

235

251

269

306

329

FLAT AR

5.11

5.08

5.08

5.08

5.08

5.08

5.08

5.12

5.52

5.52

PROJ. AR

2.82

2.87

2.87

2.87

2.87

2.8

2.8

2.82

3.06

3.07

PROJ. AREA RATIO ( % ) 72.3

71

71

71

71.8

72

72

73.2

74.3

74.4

FLAT WINGSPAN ( cm )

547

591

632

671

723

773

836

953

1021

500


JEKYLL

Maximum Performance SLE Kite for Wave| Freerride | Race the all in one Kite EXTREMLY FAST AND AGILE | MASSIVE LIFT | EXTREME HANGTIME | ULTRA LIGHT BAR PRESSURE |NEW TIP CONFIGURATION FOR MORE VERSATILE FEELING | EXTREME WINDRANGE

SIZES: 5_6_7_8_9_10.5_12_14_16.5_19

FACTS • SUPER FAST FLYING AND TURNING SPEED • EXTREME LIGHT BAR PRESSURE • UNREAL HIGH END (PERFECT CHARACTER AND STEERING EVEN WHEN HIGHLY DEPOWERED!)

C.1

C.2

STAN DAR

D

• STEERING FEEDBACK: ultra direct and fast • BAR PRESSURE: extreme light • TURNING STYLE: turns rapidly around the inner tip

BLACK/WHITE

LOGIC-V

SPEEDPUMP 2.0

ANTI TANGLE WEBBING

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION

ADAPTIVE LINES

ADAPTIVE TUNE

KOOK PROOF CONNECTION

NACA0018 PROFILES

SELF RESCUE HANDLES

FULL DACRON FRAME 2.0

GLUED TRIPPLE ZIGZAG

SEGMENTED LEADING EDGE

SEGMENTED STRUT

COMPOUND STRUT CONNECTION

Lte CANOPY

TWIN SEAM


PURE PURE

High Performance Competition Freestyle And Unhooked Wave Compact C SLE Kite RADICAL FLIGHT CHARACTERISTCS WITH MAX. COMFORT | PERFECT UNHOOKED PERFORMANCE | SUPER RESPONSIVE PLUS DIRECT FEELING | EASY RELAUNCH | EXPLOSIVE POP

SIZES: 7_9_11

FACTS BRIDLED C-KITE WITH 3 STUT SKELETON PRECISE BAR PRESSURE FOR FREESTYLE USE OPTIMIZED KITELOOP PERFORMANCE

C.1

C.2

BLACK/WHITE

LOGIC-V

SPEEDPUMP 2.0

ANTI TANGLE WEBBING

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION

ADAPTIVE LINES

DAR STAN

D

• STEERING FEEDBACK: direct C Kite Feeling • BAR PRESSURE: athletic • TURNING STYLE: turns clean and super fluid around the outer tip

ADAPTIVE TUNE

KOOK PROOF CONNECTION

NACA0018 PROFILES

SELF RESCUE HANDLES

FULL DACRON FRAME 2.0

GLUED TRIPPLE ZIGZAG

SEGMENTED LEADING EDGE

SEGMENTED STRUT

Lte CANOPY COMPOUND STRUT CONNECTION

TWIN SEAM


THE COMPACT C SLE The Pure is Gaastra´s all new Freestyle kite. Unreal C-Kite Feeling, combined with the advantages of state of the art technology. New advancements are coming in the “compact C-Kite” development, providing the best of both worlds. This bridled power kite has healthy bar pressure along with direct precision steering that gives it a typical C-Kite feeling. There is a huge wind range to this kite so you can ride all day in most any conditions. The new Pure is easy to depower, gives ultimate control in powerful kite  loops and boasts incredible recovery. The all new design comes with a new bridle set up that manages a huge wind range! Having a large amount of depower capabilities, the Pure is designed for freestyle/wakestyle riders but works extremely well in surf or freeride terrain. If you are looking for explosive PoP, this is the perfect option. The Pure is very stable in the air due to a center profile with the max draft further back. The 3 strut skeleton saves weight and generates more power. The Pure comes in 4 Line SLE  Setup, avoiding any 5th line trouble. What is Technically outstanding? • 3 Strut skeleton on a modern C-Kite outline • straight bridles for most direct feeling • works with 4-line bar system SPECS / MODEL

Pure 7

Pure 9

Pure 11

WINDRANGE ( knt ) *

17 - 36

15 - 28

13 - 24

STRUTS ( pcs)

3

3

3

BAR WIDTH (in cm)

46

46

52

FLAT AREA ( m 2 )

7.0

9.0

11.0

PROJ. AREA ( m 2 )

4.8

6.25

7.54

PROJ SPAN ( c m )

369

421

462

PROJ. HEIGHT ( c m )

185

211

232

FLAT AR

4.75

4.75

4.75

PROJ. AR

2.83

2.83

2.83

PROJ. AREA RATIO ( % )

68.6

68.6

68.68

FLAT WINGSPAN ( cm )

576

653

722

* Windrange above is declared for riding. Kites can be used in lower wind speeds too.


JET Kite JET Kite

Dedicated Race & Maximum Performance Freeride SLE Kite SIZES: 7_10_13_17

FACTS SUPER FAST ULTRA LIGHT 100% CONTROL

C.1

C.2

BLACK/WHITE

LOGIC-V

SPEEDPUMP 2.0

ANTI TANGLE WEBBING

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION

ADAPTIVE LINES

DAR STAN

D

• STEERING FEEDBACK: direct & light • BAR PRESSURE: precise • TURNING STYLE: fast turning around the tip

ADAPTIVE TUNE

KOOK PROOF CONNECTION

NACA0018 PROFILES

SELF RESCUE HANDLES

FULL DACRON FRAME 2.0

GLUED TRIPPLE ZIGZAG

SEGMENTED LEADING EDGE

SEGMENTED STRUT

Lte CANOPY COMPOUND STRUT CONNECTION

TWIN SEAM


THE RACE ENGINE The Jet is Gaastra’s dedicated race kite. It is a no compromise design that pushes the rider to the next level. Based on the racing requirements the Jet performance is joy for everybody.  Speed, rapid acceleration and superior  handling in this kite were mandatory for Kite Designer Urs Hungerbühler. After proving those aspects the challenge was to add better LOW- and HIGH END performance to make this kite a race winner! Riding the new Jet is effortless. If you are racing or just boosting around, you don’t have to think about the kite- it knows what it needs to do. The power is there when you need it and easy to shut off when you don’t. The perfect blend for racers and free riders alike. Based on the latest aerodynamics we have combined a new arc with a dynamic profile to deliver the best race kite available. The weight of the kite is minimized, while providing unmatched durability. When you want ultimate handling and power, the new Jet delivers.  What is Technically outstanding? • • • • •

high performance 5 Strut skeleton with racing arc low drag bridles for minimized drag straight bridles without any pulleys deliver 100% control ultra light construction to ensure maximum performance works with 4-line bar system SPECS / MODEL

Jet 7

Jet 10

Jet 13

Jet 17

STRUTS ( pcs)

5

5

5

5

BAR WIDTH (in cm)

46

54

54

54

FLAT AREA ( m 2 )

7.5

10.0

13.0

17.0

PROJ. AREA ( m 2 )

5.3

7.06

9.39

12.28

PROJ SPAN ( c m )

418

491

559

640

PROJ. HEIGHT ( c m )

210

247

282

322

FLAT AR

5.7

5.9

5.9

5.9

PROJ. AR

3.3

3.41

3.33

3.33

PROJ. AREA RATIO ( % )

70.68

70.68

72.26

72.2

FLAT WINGSPAN ( cm )

654

768

876

1002


BAR SYSTEM X2

THE HIGHLY VERSATILE ALL IN ONE BAR SYSTEM! 1. INSIDE SWIVEL

IN QUICKRELEASE FOR EXTRA

LONG DEPOWER RANGE

2. AUTO

TWIST

BAR SYSTEM

3. ROPE dfdf

CLAMP TO AVOID L I N E TA N G E L I N G 4. MAGNETIC QUICK RELEASE 2 FOR BEST SAFETY IN ALL SITUATIONS

5. NEW CHICKEN DICK WIT H POSI TI ON WHEE L

BLACK/WHITE

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION

KOOK PROOF CONNECTION


FUNCTIONS

This all in one bar serves all Gaastra kites and most other brands as well. You can tune this bar perfectly to your needs. Adjustable bar width and line length set up topped by the unique shift adjuster that allows you to depower and adjust the range of your kite depending on conditions.

• Standard Bar Setup: full power=> all lines same lenght • 46 or 52 cm bar width •

21 or 24m lines (3m extensions) • HD Bar with metal center •

Shiftadjuster for depower-/adjuster range setup •

Rope Clamp to avoid tangling • Easy change from 4 or 5 line setup

52 cm

46 cm


FUNCTIONS SAFETY

At the center of the Bar System X crowns the Magnetic Quick Release (MQR), a marvel of technology. This revolutionary Gaastra quick release is made to give the rider confidence in the safety technology. There are no moving parts and the magnets ensure that the release stays closed providing absolute security against accidental openings. The safety connected frontline is indicated at the top, so you may choose which side the kite falls in a safety release situation.

MQR2: the ingenious QR for best safety got even better •

AUTO TWIST Bar System: lines stay sorted!!! •

HD leash with LQR (Leash QR) •

High end quality material for best lifespan

KOOK PROOF CONNECTION

BLACK/WHITE

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION


ERGONOMICS

Get the best connection to your kite with the optimized bar diameter and one of the most comfortable grips on the market. Soft bar end rubbers prevent injuries and the QR is a compact design with a huge loop for riding comfort. Combine all this and you get ultra precise steering and all the power you need while on the water. •

All over embossed bar grip •

Super soft rubber pad in bar ends •

Perfect mid bar hold (horizontal line separation) •

BLACK/WHITE

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

Clamcleat® for best adjustment

BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION


MAGNETIC QUICK RELEASE 2 MQR2 MAGNETIC QUICK RELEASE 2

• • • • • • • • • •

ingenious and simple release + extreme reliable: Use of Magnets - no mechanic parts needed! + no risk of injury on release Inside Swivel for AUTO TWIST: Swivel and bar separation keep the lines sorted All over embossed bar grip Super Easy to reassemble optimized dimensions: most QR with huge loop Super soft rubber pad in barcompact ends easy to clean ribs Clamcleat® for best adjustment Chicken Dick (with position wheel) Perfect mid bar hold (horizontal line separation) IGUS® sliding bering

BLACK/WHITE

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

BULLET PROOF CONSTRUCTION


1.

2.

BAR SYSTEM VERSIONS

4.

3.

Gaastra kites provides you different versions of Bar Systems, so you can choose the perfect system to your needs and taste!

6.

7.

4 Line Bar System: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

SPECS / MODEL BAR WIDTH ( cm ) DEPOWER RANGE ( cm ) ADJUSTER RANGE ( cm ) LINES ( number ) POWER (350kg) LINE LENGTH ( m ) STEERING (160kg) LINE LENGTH ( m ) ROOT (600kg) LINE LENGTH ( m ) SAFETY LINE (yellow) LENGTH ( m ) POWER LINE END ( technique ) STEERING LINE END ( technique ) POWER LINES ( color ) STEERING LINES ( color )

Pig Tail (20cm) Extension Line (3m) Steering Line (21m) Power Line (15m) Y Line Bungy Root line (6m) Safety Line (~6.5m) Shiftadjuster Plastic tube cover Rope Clamp Depower Rope Floater (Adjustment Knots) Magnetic QR2 Bar Bar End

5.

8.

11. 12.

14.

Bar System X2

Bar System Y Long

46 - 54 50 ( per default. adjustable! ) 30 ( per default. adjustable! ) 4 ( 5th line is optional ) 15 + 3 21 + 3 6 ( Y above: single root line ) ~6.80 knot loop blue white / black

46 - 54 50 40 (with 3:1 Adjuster) 4 15 + 3 + 6 21 + 3 + 6 6 ( Y below: double root line ) ~1 knot loop blue white / black

4 Line Bar System

10.

9.

4 Line Race Bar System

13.

15.

16.


BLACK/WHITE

HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

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SIZES: 135 - 145 - 155

SIZES: 127 - 130 - 133

BOARDS VANE

XENON

SURFKITE

DIRECTIONAL WAVE

SIZE: 189x70 (IKA Box Rule)

TWINTIP FREERIDE

SIZE: 169.5

SIZES: 5`6” - 5`10”

TWINTIP NEW SCHOOL

APACE

DIRECTIONAL FREERACE/LIGHTWIND

JET

Race / Slalom


VANE

Highly Explosive!

The Vane brings your blood to boil with unmatched pop and grip

SIZES: 127 - 130 - 133

The ultra all-round explosive go to board for all of our team! This twin tip ripper has hard edges that generate maximum POP and good speed. It is an extremely versatile board that will elevate your performance every day. It’s all about the FLEX- we know you need the right amount of flex to have comfort and performance. We have perfected this in all our R&D. A wider stance that makes boosting airs much easier and the pad technology makes landings a breeze. These boards are built to handle as much abuse as you can dish out. They come with 5cm deep fins that keep you upwind yet still allows you turn like you want to.

Facts • Precise flex pattern for highest performance and comfort • Newschool shape and outline • Wider stance options • Pad Technology glass base and responsive EVA layers • Full Wood Core Construction

Fin details: 4x5 cm fins in G5

Construction details • Full wood core offers unique flex design and proven durability • State of the art technology: lightweight and extremely robust • Heavy Duty Metal Inserts

Accessories • Pro Pads (with Glass fiber base and “wide stance support”) • Ergo Straps • Handle

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SPECS / MODEL

Vane 127

Vane 130

Vane 133

LENGTH ( cm )

127

130

133

WIDTH CENTER ( cm)

38.5

40.5

42

WIDTH TAIL ( cm)

26.6

28.8

29.9

SCOOP ( mm )

36.3

36.5

41.8

WEIGHT ( kg ) *

2.38

2.58

2.6

FINS

4x 50mm G5 CAD

4x 50mm G5 CAD

4x 50mm G5

FIN SCREW

M6

M6

M6

STANCE OPTIONS ( inside to inside in cm )

44

44

44


XENON Smooth Criminal Unbelievable how easy the Xenon moves through the water. This all round twin tip shines in the lineup. The Xenon is smooth and rides through the water with ease! Always on the leading edge of development this is one of Gaastra’s finest.

SIZES: 135 - 145 - 155

Once you set foot on this board, you will fall in love. Smooth speeds make the free riders smile big! The Xenon has a wide stance and rocker line that sends this board upwind without hesitation. A soft flex and proven outline combined with the perfect rail shapes make this board super comfortable and fun to ride. The fins are 6cm and let you carve the turns you need. Fin details: 4x6 cm fins in G5

Construction details • ABS sidewalls that converge toward the tips, to guarantee perfect grip and soft landings. • High-Performance Construction: Foam core with high density in order to save weight and ensure the correct flex. Optimum combination of weight and durability. • Heavy duty metal inserts

Facts • Comfortable and fast Soft flex pattern • Cross Over shape and outline combines Freeride, Freestyle, Cruising and Newschool abilities • Wider stance options • Single Shot Wood Construction • Easy Scoop optimized for easy planning and control

Accessories • Pro Pads • Ergo Sraps • Handle

SPECS / MODEL

Xenon 135

Xenon 145

Xenon 155

LENGTH ( cm )

135

145

155

WIDTH CENTER ( cm)

41

43

45

WIDTH TAIL ( cm)

29.3

30.8

32

SCOOP ( mm )

32.4

42.2

51.4

WEIGHT ( kg ) *

2.9

3.2

3.5

FINS

4x 60mm G5

4x 60mm G5 CAD

4x 60mm G5

FIN SCREW

M6

M6

M6

STANCE OPTIONS ( inside to inside in cm )

35

35

35

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NILS STOLZLECHNER

Board Shaper & International Rider


RACE / SLALOM

SIZE: 189x70 (IKA Box Rule)

JET Board

SPECS / MODEL

Jet

LENGTH ( cm )

189

THICKNESS ( cm )

10.4

WIDTH ( cm)

70

WEIGHT ( kg ) *

6.2

VOLUME ( ltr )

89

FINS *

-

FIN BOX

3x Tuttle

* no fins included!

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Accessories • 5pcs Symmetric Straps


THE RACE CRAFT The Gaastra Jet board is designed for high performance course racing. The main focus of the Jet is getting to the top mark before anyone else while maintaining stable control on the downwind runs. The Jet is purpose built to blast any and all competition out of the water. Refined over the past 2 years,no detail has been compromised. Fin box placement, outline, footstrap positions have all been dialed in by our team . Gaastra utilizes state of the art build technology to guarantee exact design specifications for each board produced. This combined with feedback from riders and hundreds of hours of GPS speed testing, have allowed us to achieve what we feel is the ultimate course racing board. What is Technically important? • Tuttle Fin Box  • Strap offers multiple stance options • Chicken Strap ready • JRT Layup: Biax Carbon Construction for best performance and durability • T-Stringer performance engineering  • dome deck for best maneuver setup • optimized rails for fast comfortable rides


URS HUNGERBÜHLER Kite Designer


SURFKITE V2 Wave

SIZES: 5`6” - 5`10”

This traditional surfboard range is made to dominate a variety of conditions. Full down the line side shore blasting or light onshore riding. Our team has put these boards to the test and absolutely love them. A wide stance lets you control the board more easily in the surf and the fin combo makes turns a dream. Master shaper Harry Brehm created these boards to be user friendly for any conditions.

Fin details 1x114 and 2x113 mm mm fins in G5

Construction details • Fiberglass construction • wood reinforcements under the pads • additional layers of glass on all stress zones

Facts • Enhanced Fin shape for less drag • Wider stance options for more surf feeling • Sharp box rails from fins to tail for more powerful board on cut back and faster release • Optimized rocker on 5’ 6’’ and 5’ 10’’

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5’6’’ A more rounded outline and sharp boxy rails make this board excel in slow, mushy waves. Direct response comes from the perfect fin set up and a wide pin tail that delivers speed and keeps you moving in gusty conditions. Extremely versatile, this board is a winner! 5’10’’ Large powerful waves are the perfect playground for this shape. It holds the speed better and brings control to the turns through the long Outline. More surface to the water means more grip. The sharp Boxrails from the Fins to tail makes it a very powerful Board at the cut back. The rocker provides maximum speed, even in gusty conditions. The narrow controls the turns to to cut the wave to pieces, throwing tons of spray!

Accessories • 2D Pads • D Straps

SPECS / MODEL

Surfkite 5’ 6’’

Surfkite 5’ 10’’

LENGTH ( cm )

162

170

WIDTH MAX ( cm)

45.1

45.5

CONCAVE MAX ( mm)

4.5

3.5

SCOOP ( mm )

144

138

WEIGHT ( kg ) *

3.3

3.4

VOLUME ( ltr )

19.8

20.1

FINS

2pcs 113mm (5°) 1pcs 114mm G5 CAD

2pcs 113mm (5°) 1pcs 114mm G5 CAD

FIN BOX

Mini Tuttle

Mini Tuttle

FIN SCREW

M6

M6


APACE

Go for it

Speed, extremely early planing and easy handling: Here is the APACE.

SIZE: 169.5

The Apache is set up to generate extremely early planing characteristics. It will blast upwind with power and control. From 8 knots and upwards, the Apache handles the conditions and puts our team to the top mark first. Easy to turn, fun to ride; an overall game winning board that our team is proud of. The APACE comes with 18.5 cm and 22 cm G10 fins. The larger fins in the rear bring stability, while the smaller ones in the front gives a greater range. Top end speed will satisfy any rider. The wide tail promotes early planing and a compact size lets you put it anywhere. The hull shape comes with a mono-concave front section into a double concave tail. The ultimate combination for fast friendly blasting! A variety of inserts for lots of stance positions- tune the Board perfectly to your style just by moving the straps.

Construction details • Extremely high quality fiberglass sandwich with wood reinforcements (deck and hull in exposed areas) gives the best balance of weight and durability on the market. • Mini tuttle fin boxes so you can use different fin combos. • Soft EVA foam deck provides the necessary comfort. Fin details fins in G10 2x185 mm in front 2x220 mm in back • High Speed outline offers extreme fast rides • Additional inserts in the center for extra footstrap (optional) • High power G10 Fins • High quality glassfiber construction

Facts

Accessories • RPE Pads • D Straps

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ACCESSORY VOLT PRO

Best Support Possible Shock therapy for the body, the VOLT is our top of the line waist harness brought to you in Double 3D! A revolution in itself, the new cut combines ultimate support and all the freedom you need to move wherever the wind takes you. The beauty of this harness is how it bends around the body and ergonomically adapts to your back. An integrated EVA cushion gives maximum comfort. The integrated double strap construction allows easy trim to the rider giving a supportive and comfortable ride. The BUSB offers maximum comfort on and off. The VOLT comes with the LQR function, a quick release for the leach to disconnect from your kite in case of emergency for maximum safety!

Size: S, M, L, XL

Construction details • • • • • • • • •

Double Webbing attachment point concept LQR: integrated Leach Quick Release Armor Guard Construction: 80 pieces of high end materials make the Volt nearly bomb-proof! SOFTEDGE Technology: no pressure and stress points, everything is padded with soft neoprene Full EVA in and out! 3D2: “double 3D shaped” PU board on the inside (made out of of six parts) Graphic! Extremely rugged and durable construction, quality materials + heavy duty stitching integrated kidney belt that runs through the entire harness for the best grip, best flexibility and perfect fit BUSB spreader bar with protection pad (integrated knife pocket)

WAIST SIZE IN CM ITEM

S

M

L

XL

VOLT PRO

72

77

82

87

VOLT

72

77

82

87

PEAK

72

77

82

87

AMP

71

76

81

86

FORCE

74

79

84

89


The Armor Guard

VOLT

Support And Movement In New Dimensions The VOLT is the top level Gaastra Waist Harnes with a unique Double 3D Shape. This is no less than the next revolution in harness design. Because of the new cut, it combines maximum support and maximum freedom of movement at a new level you could only dream of in the past. No matter how long your session or how big you go, the Volt will be supporting you, no if’s and’s or butt’s about it!

Size: S, M, L, XL

Construction details • • • • • • •

Absolutely perfect fit with the Double 3D Shape. The harness is bent around the body and was also adapted ergonomically to the spine and lumbar region. The Volt offers an integrated EVA cushion comfort and protects the lower back. On the safe side you get the super soft cushioned EVA-hook. The integrated double-strap construction is the optimal solution to the harness hook that easily trims to the individual. Of course the Volt comes with the “Anti Suicide” function for maximum safety!

“Double 3D shaped” PU board on the inside No pressure and stress points, everything is padded with soft neoprene Extremely rugged and durable construction Heavy duty stitching to withstand even the most extreme loads Integrated kidney belt for the best grip, best flexibility and perfect fit Superior Harness Technology: 80 pieces of high end materials make the Volt nearly bomb-proof! Comes with the Buckle Up Spreader Bar

PEAK

Strong support in Low Profile!

The all new PEAK has been developed by our team as a “little brother” to the ever popular VOLT. It has a smaller profile that offers more freedom to move. The double 3D shape is there for ultimate support that will keep you going all day long. Lumbar support is key for long lasting sessions. The Peak delivers with the unique shaping characteristics that are built in to the harness. A single strap construction keeps things simple while maintaining easy and rigid trim. The BUSB provides comfort in or off the water. A padded spreader bar rounds out the package making this one of our favorite harnesses to date.

Construction details • • • • • • •

SIngle Webbing attachment point concept Low Profile Construction for strong support and free movement SOFTEDGE Technology: no pressure and stress points, everything is padded with soft neoprene 3D2: “double 3D shaped” PU board on the inside (made out of of six parts) Graphic! BUSB spreader bar with protection pad (integrated knife pocket) Extremely rugged and durable construction, quality materials + heavy duty stitching built-in “Suicide Leash”


ACCESSORY AMP

For More Power

Size: S, M, L, XL

Our lightweight and simple harness gives comfort, flexibility and maximum durability. Huge rotations in big winds, the Amp can handle anything your throw at it. The EVA back pad gives protection and support to the rider. It has a built in suicide leash and keeps you ready for any action. The BUSB spreader bar has an integrated knife pocket and everything is padded with soft neoprene to ease any pressure points. When comfort is key, take a turn on the AMP.

Construction details • • • • •

Single Webbing attachment point concept 3 piece neoprene belt BUSB spreader bar with protection pad (integrated knife pocket) SOFTEDGE Technology: no pressure and stress points, everything is padded with soft neoprene built-in “Suicide Leash”

FORCE

Sit Down

Once you lock in to the comfort of our seat harness you will realize the benefits. Uncompromising style and comfort the Force is equipped for all conditions from the novice right up to the pro racer. A medium hook position combined with the multi strap system allows you to tune the seat to your liking. Extra leg straps and a safety belt make sure the hook does not slide around. Ample padding and a grab handle make this the most comfortable seat harness out there.

Construction details • • • •

SOFTEDGE Technology: no pressure and stress points, everything is padded with soft neoprene IDL System: Intelligent Load Distribution: ensures a durable and highly comfortable use heavy duty construction and nylon buckles that include a fixed combination of the hook and harness. comes with the Standard spreader bar with protection pad (integrated knife pocket)


BUCKLE UP SPREADER BAR

Maximum Comfort

The BUSB offers maximum comfort on and off the water. Easy to operate, quick to get on and off.

Construction details • Snap closure technique - PAT.NR. 201120246752.8 • Super soft padded corners and seams • integrated knife pocket

Travel Bag

• L lite 145cm • L (with wheels) 145cm • XL lite 180cm

Twin Tip Single Bag Size: 137 or 148cm

Size: 23 or 26cm


The Spry Suits deliver no compromise performance! Developed with our team riders, these suits are truly state of the Art in terms of wear comfort, accuracy and durability. Optimized fitting for any radical style in all Water-sports.

The Spry Hybrid guarantees two things: Perfect flexibility and comfort for our top athletes.

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FEATURES Double lined MEGA STRETCH Neoprene panels provides best flex possible • Single Lined FINE MESH Neoprene on chest and back panels cuts out the wind chill factor • LIGHTSTRETCH material on the inside for warmth and comfort • BLIND STITCH & Glued seam technologie • SUPERTEX knee panel • LEG VELCRO CLOSEUP SYSTEM for optimal fit • WATER RELEASE PANEL for improved drainage • Wrist lock • HOT ZONE System to avoid a rush of cold water entering your suit • Back Zip Entry • Adjustable Velcro Wrap collar

DL 3 SPR Y SH ORT ARM

FEATURES: • Double Lined MEGA STRETCH Neoprene in all panels provides best flex possible • Single Lined FINE MESH Neoprene on chest and back panels cuts out the wind chill factor • LIGHTSTRETCH material on the inside for best heat ratings and pleasant wear • BLIND STITCH & Glued seam technology • LEG VELCRO CLOSEUP SYSTEM for optimal fit • WATER RELEASE PANEL for improved drainage • Back Zip Entry • Adjustable Velcro Wrap collar • Adjustable Velcro Arm System • SUPERTEX knee panel

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The Spry DL Shortarm much like it’s long sleeve brother also delivers maximum flexibility and wearing comfort for our top athletes.


Premium Single Lined neoprene wetsuits with a superior fit. The best protection against cold water in a clean and technical style. Optimized fitting for Windsurfing purposes.

The Manic Polar Steamer enables core surfers to take on cold winter situations. The warmest winter suit available!

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Single Lined FINE MESH Neoprene HEAT SHIELD in the chest panel BLIND STITCH & Glued seam technology LEG VELCRO CLOSEUP SYSTEM for optimal fit WATER RELEASE PANEL for improved drainage Horizontal Back Zip Entry Double Tube Zipper Sealing Turtle Neck SUPERTEX knee panel

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The Manic Steamer is the perfect combination of highly flexible Single Lined neoprenes to keep you warm and comfortable.

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Singe Lined FINE MESH Neoprene HEAT SHIELD in the chest panel BLIND STITCH & Glued seam technology LEG VELCRO CLOSEUP SYSTEM for optimal fit WATER RELEASE PANEL for improved drainage Back Zip Entry HOT ZONE System to avoid a rush of cold water entering your suit Adjustable Velcro Wrap collar SUPERTEX knee panel

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FEATURES


The Manic Convertible Steamer gives you the freedom of choice of riding a short arm Single Lined suit, or improving the temperature character by adding the sleeves.

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with Sleeves Single Lined FINE MESH Neoprene HEAT SHIELD in the chest panel BLIND STITCH & Glued seam technology LEG VELCRO CLOSEUP SYSTEM for optimal fit WATER RELEASE PANEL for improved drainage Back Zip Entry Adjustable Velcro Wrap collar Adjustable Velcro Arm System SUPERTEX knee panel

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High quality and extreme durable wetsuits completing the Gaastra line up. This is a unique suit that is optimized for all Water sport activities.

The perfect suit for great sessions in a cold water environment.

An all -in- one wetsuit with great stretch and warmth.

FEATURES

FEATURES

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For the Ladies! Here is the perfect design with the highest quality and most durable wetsuits in the Gaastra line up. Made just for her!

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Double Lined MEGA STRETCH Neoprene in arm panels Single Lined FINE MESH Neoprene on chest and back BLIND STITCH & Glued seam technology LEG VELCRO CLOSEUP SYSTEM for optimal fit WATER RELEASE PANEL for improved drainage Back Zip Entry HOT ZONE System Adjustable Velcro Wrap collar

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Single Lined FINE MESH Neoprene BLIND STITCH & Glued seam technology LEG VELCRO CLOSEUP SYSTEM for optimal fit WATER RELEASE PANEL for improved drainage Back Zip Entry HOT ZONE System Adjustable Velcro Wrap collar


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The full dose of performance at an incredible value

FEATURES

FEATURES

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Single Lined FINE MESH Neoprene on chest and back Flatlock Construction Back Zip Entry Adjustable Velcro Wrap collar

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Single Lined FINE MESH Neoprene on chest and back Flatlock Construction Back Zip Entry Adjustable Velcro Wrap collar


GTIL

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