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Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2013
Brand: Gaastra
Size: 03m, 05m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE


SLE Kite for beginners and allrounders

Designer's Goals

The Hatch is a our most stable kite available for any situation. It is the most versatile creation with agile handling and user friendliness that makes it a pleasure to ride in surf, booting 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. Sizes 3-11come in a 5 strut platform while the 13meter has been redesigned with a 3 strut concept to maximize the light wind abilities of this powerhouse!

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


  • 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 TWIN SEAM technology by stitching the LE. increases the LE strength by 25%.
  • new HPX Dacron: super light, but extreme durable and strong. makes the LE by 25% stronger (exclusive by Gaastra)
  • new LTE Canopy: 30% more tearproof, due to double ripstop and special coating process
  • refined TE shape and tension. we tension the TE on a shorter distance (5% of responding cord) and balanced the scallop between the inner struts to keep it silent with less drag


Gaastra bar 2013



Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2013
Brand: Gaastra
Size: 03m, 05m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 46cm-52cm
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

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