Built for performance
The second version of the Origin is the result of a long process of development and testing done by our design team and riders based in South Africa.
Specifications: Quality, efficiency and ease of use.
This 4 strut kite, equipped with a one pump system, combines stability and maneuverability in a streamlined design. Its intuitive steering and spontaneous handling properties provide immediate fun, allowing the rider to push the boundaries of the sport in complete safety and comfort. Its wide range of uses makes any ride enjoyable, regardless of the rider’s ability level.
The Origin will not only satisfy wave riders and hard core freeriders, but will also meet the expectations of intermediate riders who are looking for an easy-to-fly and responsive kite. With the Origin² your kite sessions are simply pure bliss …The construction quality of a Genetrix kite has no equal on the market. Improvement is our ongoing goal.
A new architecture of 4 struts, the Origin² is a 4 line C-shape kite with a supported SLE edge. The direct feel response bridle system has no pulleys for a trouble free environment. Equipped with a One Pump inflation system, optimized angle of attack, and a very moderate aspect ratio, the Origin² is light and maneuverable with precise cornering. Water re-launch is immediate and straightforward allowing the rider freedom to master the next level.
Your kite session depends on wind and water conditions which may change during your navigation time. This is where the Origin² strengths come into play. Its versatility to instantly adapt to all styles of riding whether it is freestyle / freeriding / waveriding or course racing, translates into more time on the water in variable conditions.
The Origin² is a kite that has an excellent range of use with comfort and stability in strong wind. Even though pressure on the front lines is reduced for an improved bar feel, the Origin retains a constant low end grunt ideal for wave riding.The new 4 strut design emphasizes the pivot speed and maneuverability of the kite with better performance in the low wind range, making it possible to navigate with smaller sizes.
Wave and freestyle riding is pure pleasure whether you are an aggressive rider or of the casual type. With its excellent lift, the Origin² will fulfill all your needs thanks to its accessibility and its intuitive control.The Origin² comes with 3 meter line extensions. (21m + 3m) You can adjust the lengths of your lines to the forces of the wind, depending on your riding style.By setting up the ABC tuning on the wing tips connectors, you can adapt your kite to respond to your riding style.
In Flight: The Origin² is an extremely accessible and stable wing, with a very wide range of use.
On the water: Immediate water re-launch. With its new aspect ratio, The Origin² will simply await for re-launch at the edge of the wind window. The 4-line bar limits the risk of line entanglement.
The Origin² bar is equipped with a “One Push” Quick Release allowing you to disconnect immediately to the deflag line. The ergonomically integrated QR is equipped with a swivel for untwisting lines.
Clam cleat depower system.
Wing tip self rescue handles.
Wind range for intermediate level - weight 75 Kg - 165 lbs :
Genetrix 2011 Origin Analyze This Kite Review
TESTED: 9 and 11m
AVAILABLE SIZES: 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15
TESTED IN: Central California, 16-21 knots with waves
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.
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.
◦Great vertical lift and hang time.
◦The whole Origin package is a clean and simple grab-and-go kite.
◦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.
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.
◦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: 2011 Genetrix Origin
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.
2011 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.
2011 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.
The quality of these kites should pitch them at the top of the price range but they have slashed the margins and we have matched them here in the UK