Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Gin Shaman

Recommended Posts

New snow kite from Gin called the Shaman. It looks like it's meant to be a replacement for  the Eskimo but interestingly it's a hybrid single skin with cells on either end to increase stability rather than a conventional foil. It certainly looks very stable in the promo videos. It's available in the same sizes as the Flysurfer Peak 3 but I doubt it will be much competition for the Peak in Australia due to the cost. It'll be interesting to see how the European riders rate it.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

That's super interesting!  I've always had a soft spot for Gin, they just seemed to have lost their way for a while after the Eskimo, Inuit and Zulu kites were their best days.  Good to see them working on new designs again after the ownership change, new perspectives :good: 


Thanks for sharing, it's certainly an interesting hybrid style design.  

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By Mfwetu
      It seems the old saying "Speed costs money. How fast do you want to spend?" is as relevant to kites as it was to cars and bikes. For those with the need for speed and the means to achieve it Ozone are happy to help with the release of the new Chrono V3. Too much for me on both fronts but I'm sure there are others on this forum that will be itching to get their hands on one. Details on
      On a side-note, the Blizzard has vanished from the Ozone website even though a number of retailer's sites show it as "coming soon" with prices listed. The kite was announced by Ozone in October and it's still not available. Have they run into problems with production, was the media release premature and they're still struggling with design issues, or is it just a stuffup with the web page? Maybe @Kitepower Australia can shed some light?
    • By Kiwikarl
      Really excited about snowkiting this winter,
      Last year i had a broken shoulder and new born son, so this year im doing double to make up for my lack of riding in 2016.
      In Preperation:-
      My wife and work have been informed of my plans to ride lots.
      I have purchased seasons and resort access passes for Falls creek (because conditions can never be counted on).
      Lodge bookings have been made, with flexibility.
      Lots of good deeds and Karma points, which will hopefully be exchanged for great conditions.
      Share the stoke, so please make yourself known if you plan on riding Falls, post your trip details, photos etc.
      Karl Lapwood.
      2013 snowkite.bmp
    • By Mfwetu
      The 2017 snow kites are now on Ozone's website. The Summit and Access have had a makeover but it looks like the Frenzy is unchanged for 2017. Sadly way over my kiting budget so I'll just have to drool over the pictures