Sept 22, 2010
Author: Markus Huber
The winter 2010-2011 marks the arrival of a new product in the GIN KITEBOARDING snowkite range: The YETI!
the YetI combines the strength of the previous generation of foil kites, the INUIt and the eSKIMo, the kites that have created GIN KIteboardINGs success on the snow.
YetI sizes : 4.5 / 6 / 8 / 10.5 m2 due to its perfect set of specifications the YetI will charm the snowkiters of all levels! Its main characteristics are:
MaxiMuM stability the YetI stays incredibly stable in any situation, for example:
Gusty winds during a hard freeride session
Unhooked and freestyle tricks
Flights at low speeds and with fully powered bar (often encountered with beginners)
100% depower thanks to the 5th line safety
the 5th line safety system offers the best safety possible:
Completely releases the pressure when activating the safety
allows you to leave the kite on the ground without any traction
Simple 5th line bridle
Just the right amount of bar pressure for good feedback and tirelessly kiteing for hours
Good upwind performance
Combining comfort and simplicity with performance and fun
best quality Materials and construction
thanks to more than 25 years of experience in developing wings, paragliders, speedflying wings and kites, the YetI has the following convincing attributes:
• High quality design and construction
the right choice of components and materials.
Solid and simple to use
bar the YetI bar was developed in collaboration with GIN Kiteboarding riders from Switzerland and around the world resulting in the following specifications:
Small diameter for perfect grip
Specific bar size matching the kite size
Swivel system for automatic untwists of the front flying lines and safety line. No more twisted lines!
easy, simple and accessible trim system
reinforced and extra long pre lines to avoid any contact of the flying lines with the edges of the snowboard or skis
two different end cap colours to easily distinguish the left and right side
backpack the YetI pack is designed for all your freeride backcountry snowkite needs. Its volume is large and we have designed several well thought out pockets.
Specific straps designed to carry skis, and sticks or snowboard.
Camelbak® inner pocket with protection of the tube from the cold
Pocket for your iPhone®.
brand new design matching the different kite colours
GIN KIteboardING // Product presentation // YetI // www.ginkites.com