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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

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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 3 reviews on this product:

Gin Marabou 2019 09m
Name:
Transatlantik 
Weight:
92 kg 
Riding style:
allround, wave  
Years of experience:
12 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 7 knots up to 16
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
up wind
 
HardEasy
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
lift
 
GradualExplosive
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
price quality
 
PoorGreat
glide phase
 
ShortLong
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 02.01.2020 at 17:59 hour
Comments:
Extremely stable and great drift
 
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Gin Marabou 2019 12m
Name:
Hans Stam 
Weight:
75 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 15
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
durability
 
ShortLong
windrange
 
LimitedWide
lift
 
GradualExplosive
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 28.10.2019 at 10:13 hour
Comments:
Bit dissapointed, thought this would be a nice light kite (travel) with a good low-end. But kite is very difficult to keep in the air and doesn't go well upwind. 
4 kudos - +

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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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