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Coming to the UK very soon!
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TESTED: 9 and 11m
AVAILABLE SIZES: 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15
TESTED IN: Central California, 16-21 knots with waves

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FROM THE MANUFACTURER
GENETRIX is proud to introduce our newest creation, the ORIGIN. After developing the speed record-breaking HYDRA kite, we have been working hard to deliver you a new kite designed for wave riding, freestyle, and ultimately for pure pleasure. Our talented design team has spent many hours developing a product with a new standard of performance unequaled in freestyle and wave riding.

The ORIGIN blends smoothness and instant control while maintaining fast flying and turning speed. Highly intuitive and responsive, the ORIGIN can pivot on a tight radius with light bar pressure and is easy to control. As with its partner the HYDRA, the ORIGIN delivers unrivaled hang time capability.

The Origin is not just for hardcore freestylers or dedicated wave riders but will also satisfy anyone who is in search of a user-friendly kite.

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THE KITEBOARDER REPORT
Out of the Box: The Origin may be the first kite from Genetrix to be tested by The Kiteboarder, but they are not a new company. Genetrix claims this kite was in development for two years before being released. The Origin is a six-strut kite, meaning that the middle of the kite is strut-free. Other standout features include a simple bridle (no pulleys), wingtip self-rescue handles, non-segmented struts (meaning less seams), a clean one-pump system, and a wingtip deflator to make it easier to roll up your kite.

All kites from Genetrix use the same bar, which features a molded push-away quick release, removable donkey stick, below-bar swivel, above-bar depower cleat, and sleeved main depower line. Each rear line has an adjustable strap that allows you to adjust on the fly.

On the Water: The Genetrix Origin is an amazingly simple and easy-to-use kite. The bar pressure is light-medium and steering is smooth and direct. The Origin doesn’t deliver full power during aggressive turns, but the power smoothly comes back after the turn is initiated. Jumping on this kite is fantastic with great vertical lift and hang time. The Origin handles predictably and the kite remains stable in most conditions, even when unhooked.

Since there is no center line stopper for the bar, don’t completely let the bar go when un-spinning your lines or you’ll let the kite go to complete depower.
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PROS:
◦Great vertical lift and hang time.
◦The whole Origin package is a clean and simple grab-and-go kite.
CONS:
◦Lack of a stopper on the depower line makes it possible to accidently sheet the kite out to full depower.
◦Wind range (especially on the low end) is a little narrow.





THE VERDICT:
Great boosting power, incredible hang time, and an ultra-simple design make the Origin a desirable kite. The elegant engineering of the kite and bar will feel comfortable in the hands of kiters at all skill levels. Riders who want a no-worries kiting experience will appreciate the Origin, as there are no moving parts on the kite to break. Riders who like a kite that pulls evenly while turning may not like how this kite handles. This is a great all-around kite that will appeal to a wide audience of kiteboarders.

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TIPS:
◦Because of the simple bridle and set up, you can simply leave your lines attached to the kite when de-rigging to speed up getting on the water next time.
◦Be sure to put the safety system back together correctly with the leash in the slotted area.
Consumer Review: hydra at seabreeze.com.au
As it turns out, the kite blew away me and anyone who flew it. This kite seems super stable with light bar pressure. It turns fast with the choice of three connection points at the rear lines…

Designer’s Corner: 2010 Genetrix OriginDesigner Profile:
Name: Martial Camblong
Age: 43 years
Location: Biarritz & Leucate, France
Job Title: Founder, Boss
Designing: 12 Years
Kiteboarding: 12 years

Product name: Origin
Product category: SLE
Sizes available: 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15m
Release date: Available now



Tell us a bit about Genetrix and your background?
I started designing kites in 1998 when Eric Saurré and I made the first flat kite with a four line depowerable bar system. At the time, nobody was very interested in our design because the major manufacturers had already invested in the legaignoux patent and were looking to get some return on their investment. I kept working on R&D and brought the concept to market when I started Genetrix in 2005, and launched the first Hydra v1. We built Genetrix’s reputation on the Hydra, which is totally unique and still has the biggest wind range on the market, even four years after we introduced the Hydra v1. For instance, when Sébastien Cattelan smashed the 50 knot world record, he was flying a 9m Hydra v3 in 45 knots of wind! The Origin is a brand new freestyle kite from Genetrix.

Where does it fit in your product mix and what were you main goals in developing it?
We wanted to complement the existing Hydra by offering a brand-new design dedicated to wave riding and freestyle. For these disciplines, fast/smooth turning and auto relaunch were of prime importance, along with a good wind range and easy handling. Our experience with the Hydra also really helped us. For instance, we integrated one aerodynamic design feature (double center struts) from the Hydra, which gives the kite better stability and a much greater projected surface to the wind which in turns creates more power and a bigger wind range.


2010 Genetrix Origin
What was your biggest challenge during the prototype phase?
To make a kite better than the Hydra! I spent two years prototyping and testing before putting the Origin on the market.

What are some of the key product features and performance characteristics?
Quality, power, quick response, and performance. We use Teijin’s polyester fabric exclusively for all our kites. It is the most expensive material on the market and many brands don’t use it. We go the extra mile because we know that even after two or three years, a Genetrix kite still holds a lot of value, which is important to our customers. Freestylers will love the ease of unhooked moves. At arms length, the power in the kite is easy to control and the bar feels light.

What are the safety features on your bar?
The clean and efficient quick release (which conveniently incorporates the swivel), below-the-bar leash attachment, and no bulky QR with metal parts which can get in the way when doing unhooked moves.




Any other key features you want to point out about your control system or lines?
The bridle on the Origin is ultra clean and compact – all adjustments are made at the bar with custom tuning options on the wingtips where the rear lines attach. We deliberately avoided the use of any pulleys.


2010 Genetrix Origin
What style/level of rider do you think will get the most out of this product?
The Origin is a kite that will perform well for beginner to advanced riders and for those that are taking freestyle and wave riding to the next level. The fact that it practically bounces off the water when dropped makes it great for riders of all abilities.

What is your warranty policy?
We warranty our products for one year from the date of purchase. We proudly stand behind our products and want to make sure that the Genetrix name in the US has the same great reputation we’ve developed in Europe over the last five years.



What do you believe differentiates your product from your competitors?
Quality is synonymous with Genetrix. You can tell the quality of our kites from just looking at them on the beach – but you have to try them to understand how the advanced design features translate into world-beating performance.

TESTED: Marc Antoine Martin, Team Rider
The Origin is a versatile kite both for freestyle and wave riding. It also has a lot of hang time even though this is not its strongest point. With its round shape, it relaunches quickly and easily which is an incredible advantage in wave riding! In freestyle new school, the kite performs very well. The bar pressure is moderate and the kite turns very quickly while being gentle and smooth throughout the wind window. For 9m or smaller kites, I found it is ideal to attach the rear lines to the neutral position on the wingtip setting or even the forward setting to slow down the kite’s turning speed. Above 11m, the maneuverability is maintained but the kite has a substantive power greater than the 5, 7 and 9m. Its design is also excellent for kite loops – the kite moves back to the top as soon as it has finished its rotation.

Pic below is the Hydra braking the 50 knots record last year!

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A few tried the Origin this w/end and had this to say...

"Tried the genetrix origin very nice , light bar pressure quick.
Very impressed to be able to go from a 13 delta to the 9 and have plenty of oomph"


"Great to get out today. Really enjoyed the Genetrix. Moves like a seven and holds more power then you would expect from a nine. Did my first on purpose kite loop with it today after about ten mins on the water."

"thoroughly enjoyed the Genetrix today to, just the right amount of bar pressure and very smooth."
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Early pioneer and still pushing it hard....

Julien Sudrat - GENETRIX ORIGIN at Teahupoo


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PRICES COMPLETE!
5m £649
7m £749
9m £799
11m £835
13m £875
15m £945


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We are out in Portugal with the guys from Genetrix and wow what a week we've had!
The winds and the swell have been epic, and it's been pretty cool to kite with Seb Catalan, all round cool guy but also the 1st to break the 50 knots( also f'kin crazey guy)
Anyway the kites have been a big hit with the guys here on our trip and also the locals who have tried them.
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Check out these pics just put up on the Genetrix site, sick!

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So, as well as there all round wave/freestylee kite the Origin, the kite that continues to make the news is the Hydra!

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And they are at it again......


Looks like Seb Cattalan & Genetrix Kites have set the target pretty high this time!! I've now spent a bit of time with him and he is one crazy French man, who just might do it!

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Awesome, can't imagine moving that quickly and so close to the beach. Looking forward to having a closer look-see at the kites. When I took ownership of what where described as race-kites I wasn't quite sure what to expect, I'm talking Takoon Chrono at the moment and I'm sure you don't want to listen about Takoon Chrono but it's perhaps relevant to the Genetrix range.

The build is so much lighter and more efficient with no signs of flimsy-ness, the results are an incredibly fast and high-pointing kite.

Top marks to Genetric for portraying speed and efficiency, always been my, 'bone-of-contention' and whilst I stood my ground with the Slingshot Link it was built to survive dangle monkeys but the buggers couldn't fly it.

Kite racing and speed events are to bring us some incredible changes Eh ? All far to fast for me but I do love the results of efficient design.

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Richard. Distinguished Kitesurfing Gentleman.
I don't do tricks.

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Hi Richard,

Sarah and I have been using the Genetrix Origins for quite a while now and it's a very easy all purpose kite suited to the majority of kitesurfers, wave,freestyle,freeride.

Martial from Genetrix is still adamant that the Hydra V4 is what most should be riding though, it's his baby and he is super pasionate about it. We got to try them with him in Portugal recently and am still urrm on the fence with them. You'll see that Seb is using a 9m Hydra in 50knots of wind, this thing has a simply massive wind range.

The Hydra is undoubably the most stable and offered the biggest wind range I have ever seen but I think it needs a little time to get dialled into it. It is also defiantely not a full on freestyle kite, although Seb was doing all the handle pass stuff on them.

We should have some here to demo pretty soon so will try to get down soon with both the Origins and the Hydra's. (we may even have a SS Rally for you to try too :wink: )

Anyways speak soon.
Love to Mo & Molly
marc
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Check out the last session of Julien Sudrat at Teahupoo, some kitesurf action pics from Tim McKenna, shot in May 2010. http://www.genetrixkites.fr/fr/photos/teahupoo-2010" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;




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Fresh supply's have just replenished our dwindling stocks..... :-D

PRICES COMPLETE with bar/lines/bag/pump/sand bag etc!
5m £649
7m £749
9m £799
11m £835
13m £875
15m £945


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