Text from the Genesis review in SKN#13 is included below. By the way, didn't Marcel Mehler use one in the Eurocup (2nd place);
The Genesis is a full-size sport kite with a wide wing span and a deep sail area. The test kite had a vivid orange-silver-black colour scheme that would certainly get you noticed on any kite field. The build quality is Germanic, which is to say excellent. The major seams are triple stitched and there are reinforcement panels all over the place. The frame is Skyshark 5PT. From the word “go” this feels like a kite that will last. The bridle is fully adjustable with various activator legs. Whilst these are functional, they do make the bridle look slightly fussy.
Out of the bag, the Genesis has excellent precision flight characteristics. Unlike many large kites it requires a light touch, and I felt immediately comfortable flying it. The turn rate is very fast and it has a tendency toward oversteer, inducing mad spins if you want to go that far. For trick flying it has a first class repertoire. The wide stand-off configuration makes the keel appear very narrow and very deep. The result is a “floaty” feel reminiscent of late 1990s trick kites. The performance is bang up to date though.
The Genesis produces wonderful 540s, Slot Machines, Jacobs Ladders and Yoyos. It sits back nicely allowing you to start lazy susans and multi-lazies. The kite that was tested had approx 25 grammes of weight in the tail, more than the kite would have out of the bag. The fade position is stable and it will flik-flak and backspin very tidily. This is also the best kite I have yet encountered for post-Yoyo tricks [Ed: The Sea Devil & Deep Space have been flown since!]. First wrap-up the kite and then go for another trick before the unwrap. I pulled off Yoyo-Slot machines, Yoyo-540s and Yoyo-multi-lazies with comparative ease. It was excellent fun. The “float” in the sail makes it less suitable for aggressive tumble tricks such as the Comete, and whilst it will do them, they can be a little untidy.
The wind for the flight test was gusting between light and strong. The Genesis has good drive in a light wind and performs in a docile but enjoyable way. When the wind was blowing the kite picked up speed and became very active, but not hard to fly. The pull remains surprisingly light, although you do have to work a bit harder to make the tricks happen.
All round, the Genesis is an excellent kite, with first-class build quality and top-level performance for both Tricks and Precision. The light touch and comparative lack of pull will appeal to those flyers that do not appreciate the modern movement toward hard-pulling trick machines.
The “floaty” feel of the tricks gives you time to think and explore the full potential of what the kite can do, and this makes it all the more enjoyable to fly.
The sole UK dealer for Level One kites is Go Kites of Newcastle. 0191 267 2075.