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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2012
Brand: Globe Kites
Size: 05.5m, 07m, 09m, 12m, 15m
Type: SLE


Freeride SLE kite

Designers goals

The GK TRIX  2011 is a medium aspect ratio kite, full de-power with adjustable bar pressure and turning speed.
The GK TRIX is perfect for wave riding and free style, as it is a very stable kite, with easy relaunch,
it is perfect for beginners, using the same Kite through there hole  learning curve, to a top riding level.
GK 2011 Kite shape, for both GK Trix and GK Sonic is also the result of over 10 years of Kite design. GK 2011 kites will keep there profile and overall shape, some details will be changed to refine performance and adjustability.
AKPO ( Adjustable Kite Power Optimiser) bridle adjustments, get more or less bar pressure, turning speed, performance in low wind range.


• Reinforced webbing Leading edge sewing, used.
  on thousands of GK kites with no failure.
• Free Flow single inflation point.
• AKPO bridle; adjust your bar pressure and turning speed.
• Kite Dacron framing, giving an extremely strong Kite structure.
• Leading edge reinforcement, protecting from beach drag.
• H igh performance profile, and aspect ratio.
• New Bladder construction.


globe bar 2011The GK ‘Click-n-Go’ bar is vastly improved for 2011. The depower system is very simple, but packed with features. It is a circle of Spectra line that goes from the Chicken Loop to the swivel with a short depower strap inline. For short reach, simply slide the circle around so that the strap comes closer. For longer reach, slide the circle around the other direction. Stopper ball is small enough to comfortably hold between your fingers while riding.


Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2012
Brand: Globe Kites
Size: 05.5m, 07m, 09m, 12m, 15m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: depends on kite size
Bar length: Depends on kite size
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: Yes

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