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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Gin
Size: 04m, 06m, 09m, 12m
Type: single skin
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Rider Profile

Light wind kitesurfers

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Close your eyes and imagine… you arrive on a beach with a little bag that weighs less than the bottle of water you carry. You turn your head into the wind and wonder if the anemometer would even show 7 knots. You remove the 12m from its tiny pouch and without as much as a single stroke of a pump, you are ready for an unforgettable ride on mirror-smooth waters. You distance yourself from the shore without ever looking at your kite – you can literally feel its stability and reliability. The wind is gusty and your kite floats in the water for several, long minutes. But you don’t worry – for you know that it will never fill up with water and will relaunch with ease.

Welcome to a new dimension – the dimension of the MARABOU!

The MARABOU is the first-ever single-surface kite on the market, developed for use on the water!

Technical data

gin marabou technical data

Control bar Gin Kiteboarding

Gin Tonic bar

Video Gin Marabou

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Gin
Size: 04m, 06m, 09m, 12m
Type: single skin
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: not in place
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m-24m
Bar length: n.a.
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 Marabou 2019 06m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
92 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
20 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 18
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
06m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
drift
 
HardSoft
lift
 
GradualExplosive
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 14.07.2019 at 00:59 hour
Comments:
Tested the 6m Gin on land and on a hydrofoil in 8-18 knots of wind. Really looked forward to this new breakthrough in Kiteland. The Singles are light and have a great low-end future. Tested the 6m in 12-15 knots wind conditions. I usually use a 9m tube kite on long lines. And the 6m doesn't replace the Tubes in this wind range. Foiling with a 9m tube or 6m single skin. Doesn't make the difference for me.
So if I would go for the single hybrid one it would be the bigger size! A 9m single instead of a 14/15m tube. That's the place where the singles can make a difference for me.

Except if you take schooling into account. For schooling, the 6m would be a great kite with a wide range of use! 
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