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  • Product Manual

  • 32011 Gaastra Kiteboarding Product Manual

    Interview Urs Hungerbhler 4

    Hatch 8Jekyll v4 12Max v5 16

    Bar System v9 18

    Vane 22Suspect 24Xenon 26Surfkite v2 28Apace 30

    Sneek 34Blunt v2 35Force 35

    Trainerkite 36Accessories 36

    Spare Parts 37

  • Hello Urs, in 2011 Gaastra launches a new kite: the Hatch. What is the idea behind it?UH_ The idea behind the Hatch is all about usability. This was the highest priority in development progress. This kite is very easy to use and provides a very predictable flying characteristic! So, now there are two crossover kites in the range. What exactly are the differences between the Hatch and Jekyll?UH_ The Jekyll is a performance crossover kite. This is the 4th generation and we did continuously developed the kite during the last 4 years. Performance and a clean flying behaviour always has been one of the main focuses.The result now is a very fast and turning kite. The kite reacts very directly and precise to any action on the bar. Coupled with a very low bar pressure it needs a little experience and feeling to get all its performance out of the Jekyll.We didnt want to do any compromises performance wise, so we additionally created the Hatch. The Hatch is a kite for usability. The focus during the R&D was stability, constant power and a very predictable behaviour in its flying characteristics. The kite still provides plenty of performance and does not stand behind other kites in that point. It is designed for riders that dont want to care much about the kite. Just rig it and have fun. So the decision for a rider to choose between the Hatch or Jekyll is not really a matter of style, it is more about attitude?UH_ Well, kind of... The Jekyll is really state of the art in point of performance. On the other hand this means that you need a bit of experience to get the full fun and benefits. The Jekyll really pushes the limits!

    The Hatch still has enough power to boost you up in the sky, speed out your friends or nail down the latest tricks, but its main focus is on the usability. You dont have to concentrate too much on it. This kite makes riding easy, and this is not about style or level, because everybody will improve a lot faster with an easy to use kite. Beside these two SLE kites the Max will stay in the range too. Why?UH_ This is the 5th generation of the Max and the development always followed the demand of the freestylers. You name it: Newschool, Wakestyle, Unhooked, Obstacles... The requirements always changes a bit from season to season, so we adjusted the kite to deliver the best tools to the riders possible, but for sure these riders want such a typical kite: Deep in the window for constant power Massive pop & explosive power Nice power in kiteloops Superb unhooked handling

    The Max is made for freestyle only, no compromises, but still has all the benefits of a modern kite, like De-power, windrange etc. In addition to this freestyle factor some good riders use the Max in waves too. This kite just turns very fast and follows the steering commands straight without any compromise.


    Urs HungerbhlerHead Designer Gaastra Kiteboarding

  • 5/helpdeskfaq

    What is the idea behind the ANMP, RNEH and ANPH profiles?UH_ Each kite in 2011 has a particular profile, specially made for that kite. Actually we kind of started with this already some seasons ago. The profiles in the tips need to work in a high range of angle of attack, they are used to steer the kite. Therefore, we use a modified NACA0018 profile for the tips on all kites.

    For the centre part of the kites we developed a particular profile for each model. This is necessary to fulfil the request of each type of rider. Thats the way of modern kite design, first describe the desired behaviour of the kite, then develop the profile, outline and so on. The new Hatch comes with the RNEH (Radial Nose Easy Handling) profile. It has a radial nose shape and the maximum draft quite far forward. That makes the wing very stable and predictable, neither back or front stalls. The advantage of that profile is that it is not sensitive to flying speed. It generates almost its full performance in lower speed already and stays easy to control in higher speeds.

    The Jekyll has the ANMP (Acute Nose Maximum Performance) profile. This profile has quite a special shape at the profile nose. There are 3 different radiuses. Its all about performance and flying speed. The wings need some speed to generate its full performance. Due to that fact the kite flies close to the window edge and has amazing upwind capabilities. The Max features the ANPH (Acute Nose Power Handling) profile. The Max has a quite similar profile nose shape as the Jekyll. The difference here is that the Max draft is way further to the back. This way we get a high performance profile, which still lets the wing stay deep in the window. Due to this such a wing has always power.

  • Riders: Leif Wilkesmann, Lukasz Ceran, Esther Oud, Leo RoseLocation: Langebaan, South AfricaDate: 25.02.2010 11:07Photo: Tim HendricsKites: Hatch 13.0, Jekyll 12.0, Jekyll 10.5, Max 12.0


    Logic V Bridle System //

    for improved stability

    Full Dacron Frame //

    for bullet proof quality

    NACA0018 Profile //

    in tips for clean & fast steering

    5th line option //

    choose your safety

    Medium Barpressure //

    for easy use and riding

    Huge Windrange & Sweetspot //

    with perfect flying characteristic

    Straight Steering //

    for nice & easy turning

    Big Lift & Huge Hangtime


    Medium Drag

    C1 C2 C3 C4

    Esther Oud (International Team) says:I use the HATCH for some time now and i really like it. I used the JEKYLL before and like the HATCH straight away. Its super easy to go upwind. Jumping, relaunch, ride long distances... the HATCH does it all. I use the HATCH myself and for my school aswell. You can see that the students can handle this kite really fast, which is a benefit in all levels of kiting!

  • 9/kites/2011/hatch

    Hatch. SLE KITE // Usability Cross OverSPECS / MODEL Hatch 3.0 Hatch 5.0 Hatch 7.0 Hatch 9.0 Hatch 11.0 Hatch 13.0

    WINDRANGE ( knt ) 25 - 40+ 20 - 36 17 - 32 14 - 26 13 - 22 11 - 20STRUTS ( pcs) 5 5 5 5 5 5BAR WIDTH ( recommended in cm ) 46 46 46 46 52 52FLAT AREA ( m 2 ) 3.0 5.0 7.0 9.0 11.0 13.0PROJ. AREA ( m 2 ) 2.02 3.36 4.71 6.05 7.4 8.74PROJ SPAN ( c m ) 205 265 322 365 403 448PROJ. HEIGHT ( c m ) 122 158 191 217 240 266FLAT AR 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.6PROJ. AR 2.1 2.1 2.21 2.19 2.17 2.3PROJ. AREA RATIO ( % ) 67.33 67.33 67.26 67.20 67.14 67.23FLAT WINGSPAN ( cm ) 363 469 555 629 695 756

    Standard: 4 Line Bar System Hatch is designed for STANDARD BAR SETUP (Full Power = All lines same length)

    Logic V Bridle System //

    for improved stability

    The newest toy in the Gaastra Kiteboarding range. The all accessible HATCH. Focusing on USABILITY, this kite provides a very easy and steady ride! No matter if you are a Beginner or more into Freeride, Freestyle, unhooked tricks, wave riding or race... this is your kite!

    Urs Hungerbhler: The keyword on this kite is usability. We built a kite which is very stable, provides constant power and has a very predictable flying characteristic. Because of this it is big fun to ride the Hatch. It is easy and you improve during every session... Details:The RNEH (Radial Nose Easy Handling) profile in the center area provides a balanced ratio of power and easy handling. The profile provides medium drag, which makes the kite predictability and keeping it from stalling. It generages big lift and huge hangtime! The medium bar pressure gives you direct feedback from the bar, so you always know exactly where the kite is. Shaping characteristics are made for effortless relaunch capabilities. The Hatch gives a straight steering behavior and follows your commands without fail. The NACA 0018 profiles in the tip area allow for clean and fast steering. A very sportive kite that will boost any skill level!

    Construction: Logic V Bridle System: Provides the most stable line construction on SLE kites. No Pullies, No Movement. Very

    solid, predictable and most important no wear and tear! The bulletproof construction takes even the hardest impacts. The Full Dacron Frame covers the canopy all

    around and gives an excellent strength to weight ratio! High quality Speedpump concept makes de- and inflating your kite as effortless and easy as possible while

    providing ultimate reliability Various steering line attachment points on the kite, so you can tune your kite to taste (on smaller sizes only!)

    Conclusion:If you are looking for the One Kite that Does It All solution, this is your kite. It is ready for all styles and delivers you all the power you could ever ask for while being very easy to control!

  • Rider: Leo CluseLocation: Platboom, South AfricaDate: 23.03.2010 14:44Photo: Tim HendricsKite: Jekyll 7.0Board: Surfkite 5 6


    Logic V Bridle System //

    for improved stability

    Full Dacron Frame //

    for bullet proof quality

    NACA0018 Profile //

    in tips for clean & fast steering

    5th line option //

    choose your safety

    Low Barpressure //

    for effortless riding

    Massive Windrange & Sweetspot //

    with perfect flying characteristic

    Direct Steering //

    for fast & clean turning

    Insane Lift & Massive Hangtime


    Super Low Drag

    C1 C2 C3 C4

    Lukasz Ceran (International Team) says:I com