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Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2014
Brand: Gin
Size: 05.5m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE
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Open C-shaped Freeride/wave/Freestyle SLE kite

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

With its constant and precise turn, the brand new GIN CANNIBAL is the perfect tool for demanding freestyle and wave riders. The very intuitive handling and progressive de-power also makes the CANNIBAL the best friend for freeriders across all levels. With a lightweight three strut construction and compact open C-Shape, the CANNIBAL offers an unmatched versatility to all riders, styles and conditions!
CANNIBAL key features:

  • Responsive and intuitive GIN handling
  • Constant and precise turn for kiteloops   
  • Fluent drift ability for wave riding
  • Super easy re-launch
  • Progressive depower
  • Unmatched versatility
  • Refined bridal with the redesigned Mini GIN Low Friction Ring
  • Swiss Design
  • New GIN & TONIC bar 

Windrange Gin Cannibal

CANNIBAL 5.5: 16-40 KN
CANNIBAL 7:    15-36 KN
CANNIBAL 9:    13-32 KN
CANNIBAL 11:  12-27 KN
CANNIBAL 13:    9-23 KN

Bar

Gin kite control bar 2014

The GIN TONIC

  • ergonomical, soft and comfortable grip with orange-red tones on the left side.
  • Endcap: all covered endcap, extremely soft material for handlepass, ergonomical shape.
  • Quickrelease: easy to open and to re-build, work in all conditions (sand, dry sand, iced temperatures, with light or heavy tension on the bar, the quickrelease opens with less than 10 kg effort.
  • Donky-dick: removable, ideal for all style of riding (freestyle, wave, freeride, beginners).
  • Depower rope: covered with a thin, resistant and soft tube. that perfectly slides through the bar. Super strong construction and anyway easy to change.
  • Trim system: Clamcleat piece, light and efficient.
  • Swivel: resistant, fast turning and strong piece.
  • Safety line: with bungy for more comfort, big ring to be able to fix the kite leash directly on it or in the same time with the chicken-loop tube.
  • Chicken-loop: strong shape for a minimum of deformation, easy to catch, ideal for unhooked sessions.
  • Lines: ultra resistant material from Eurocord. Back pre-lines and front flying lines with 600 kg resistance. Back flying lines with 270 kg resistance. Clear colour and loop-knots codes.
  • 44 cm bar / 52 cm bar with 24 meters lines (20m + 4m extensions lines)
    7 meters extensions lines available as accessories.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2014
Brand: Gin
Size: 05.5m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m-24m
Bar length: 44cm-52cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

GIN Cannibal 2014 09m
Name:
Aina Renolen 
Weight:
Normal girl 
Riding style:
unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
20 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
price quality
 
PoorGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
up wind
 
HardEasy
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
boost
 
SoftStrong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 05.03.2014 at 22:21 hour
Comments:
I am a International team rider for GIN KITEBOARDING, here is MY review: (can also be read on my website: ainarenolen.com)

The biggest and most successful update is the BAR. With floaters connected to the bar it self and a rubber depower line, big chicken loop and removable donkey dick, the bar entered a whole new world. For me personally, this bar is PERFECTION! I could not ask for more!! Releasing goes quick and easy, and the leash connection can easy be changed by suicide mode or not. The only thing on the bar I could say is that the stopper does not move unless you are very strong!!

The KITE flies (on the fabric settings for freestyle) with absolute amazing reaction and stability. Even the small sizes are slow enough for freestyling! After using a couple of weeks getting to know the kite my tricks sticks even better than before with this three strut and lightweight kite! The slack is very good compared to the previous zulu kite and making the passing easier for both blind tricks and handle passes! The kite is not moving around when I want to focus on learning a trick, I can trust the kite! Progression is already and will be EASY with this kite ;)

For the oldschoolers out there, the HANGTIME and lift is awesome when the kite is nicely powered! The 11m on the gives you more than enough time to throw in a extra backroll and even a extra grab in your favorite move. Looping goes smooth in strong wind and in light wind. Nice power in the loops!! Both hooked in and unhooked for that sake. Relaunch is easy and sweet! Donkey dick have a tendency to fall off, but small matter!

I think that rounds it up :) So my conlusion is that CANNIBAL is a perfect kite for beginners that want to make fast progression, intermediate riders learning unhooked, freestylers/wakestylers in any level and oldschoolers!! And that is my honest opinion! IM IN LOVE!! :D  
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