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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2013
Brand: Gaastra
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10.5m, 12m, 14m, 16.5m, 19m
Type: SLE


High performance, 5-strut SLE kite

Designer's Goals

This 6th Generation Jekyll 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 Jekyll 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.

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


  • 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 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
  • segmented struts for a more accurate profile adjustment which results in a cleaner sail close to the LE area


Gaastra bar 2013



Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2013
Brand: Gaastra
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10.5m, 12m, 14m, 16.5m, 19m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 45cm-52cm
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

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