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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Wainman Hawaii
Size: 07m
Type: SLE


7m kite Wainman Hawaii Rabbit serie

Designers goals

GYPSY is a 7 meter kite made to serve experienced riders in stronger winds and rougher water conditions.  It is also a very stable and intuitive kite with a great low-end range, which makes it a great kite choice for lighter riders in moderate winds. No matter who is driving`em, they always say: Nice shot, Gypsy.

Natural strength
GYPSY, by its nature, is strong and rigid. It has what it takes to survive and excel in higher winds and rough surf.
Gusty wind
The design of GYPSY is calculated to allow it to depower with just a short move of the bar. This, along with great low-end power and famous RABBIT swing provide a rider with the momentum necessary to handle lulls between gusts.

GYPSY has great turning ability, and reacts directly to your inputs, so you can choose where on a wave you want to be instead of it choosing for you. When rigged to the FAST setting on the front bridle (RABBIT TUNE-UP SYSTEM)  it flies downwind by itself so all downwind wave turns can be done with the kite in a right position. Bombproof construction and solid LE gives this kite the best chance possible of surviving contact with rough water.

Where is the real fun in kiting? It is catching air! No matter if you can already throw the sickest ones or you’re still working on jumping over surfboards. What matters is the feeling. The key is the sensation of flight. When it is really windy, not everyone has the guts to even try. With GYPSY it is different. Because you have your partner in crime with you, the confidence is there to just hold the edge, pop the kite from the bottom of the window and blaaaam! A good friend never lets you feel afraid. A true wake style bro.

Quick tuning
To perform well in waves and have power to spare for jumps, a kite should turn quickly. But it also has to be stable on course and very predictable. Both beginners and advanced riders really appreciate such combination for their needs. By turning quickly GYPSY creates a beautiful extra pop that can pull you out of the water like being shot out of a cannon. And for those who want a bit slower steering when the wind picks up, GYPSY can be slowed down by easily changing the position of the back lines to the SLOW position on the kite tip (RABBIT TUNE-UP SYSTEM).

Up wind 
GYPSY was designed to not let you down at this point. Even when the wind is getting lighter it still plays all the angles to bring you back to where you started.

Direct and light barfeel
GYPSY, like all other Rabbits was designed to be steered with a direct feel on the bar that lets the rider control the kite with great precision and instant reactions. In the air, SMOKE feels very solid and stable which is the effect of his well-engineered construction.  All the above, plus light pressure on the bar, in both hooked and unhooked positions makes this kite so sweet!  

Power controle and Rabbit bar
GYPSY  is a powerful kite but its energy can be controlled very well and even shut down immediately when needed. Instant and quick depower is a great skill of this kite, and as soon as the rider lets go of the bar, the pull of GYPSY stops.  GYPSY, like all RABBITS, should be used with the original RABBIT BAR that was designed very precisely to match the characteristics of these kites.

Automatic relaunch
In order to provide maximum comfort and confidence, all RABBITS relaunch almost automatically.
Because of their round shape, when they fall in the water they have a tendency to land on their sides and travel to the edge of the window, relaunching with very little effort from the pilot. And in the event that the kite crashes and submerges the leading edge, a firm pull by the pilot on one of the back lines will turn RABBIT around where it will re-launch again, without swimming to it! 



Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Wainman Hawaii
Size: 07m
Type: SLE
One pump: No
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: Depends on kite size
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

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Wainman Gypsy 2010/2011 07m
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From 30 knots up to 35
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slack line steering
user friendly
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Small rangeLarge range - 05.04.2012 at 18:53 hour
I have chosen this because of the explosive features of the kite. I always ride it with the short line setup and it's amazing how much boost you get while riding on strong wind! it's the most easy kite for high wind, stable, good bar pressure and easy relaunch when necessary!  
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