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Ocean Rodeo Discussions 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Copyright (c) 2014 ExpressionEngine tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:04:19 2014 STORM 5m review, looks good in living room but on the water………………… tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4492 2014-04-19T03:37:46Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z kirky 2014 STORM 5m review, looks good in living room but on the water…………………

I bought my new 2014 Ocean Rodeo quiver a couple months ago, pumped them up and displayed the 5m STORM , 8m and 12 m RAZOR in my living room. They sure look good, but how do they perform? Today, GOOD FRIDAY, with Keho lake still ½ frozen, my good buddy and I took advantage of the warming 12 degree air and sun combined with some strong westerly winds, and spent a couple hours riding our new gear. Bob at 230 lb rigged his 6m Wainman, I at 195 lb rigged my crisp new 5m storm. Winds were 40km gusting 70km but forecast to 80km plus. Here is my review of the 5M Storm:
I self launched with a deadman and notice the kite bounced around, flipped over.. etc until I finally, moved the stopper to about 16 inches from bar and left the depower rope in FULL power mode, then it sat better on the ground and I self launched nicely.
It was gusty WIND, my past experience with the 6meter rise kites was a bit disappointing, I had 2009, 2011 rise 6m and found them squirrely and just not much fun, I usually ended up on the 8 m rise Kites and just hung on with their great range and temperament, or used my sons 6m Rebel that was really nice in strong winds. My 2012 rise 8 and 12 were excellent kites, unlike the 6m.
Bob looked lit on his 6m and I cautiously entered the water expecting something better than the old rise and hopeing for something as good as the Rebel. I was WRONG.
After only ½ hour, this 5 m storm is my favourite kite of all time.  I started kiteing in the last century and have been scared often ( never panicked), but have become very respectful of the power of wind, especially strong gusty winds like today. This storm 5m absorbed the 80 km gusts very comfortable without any erratic movement of the kite, the kite seemed to naturally find the sweet spot in each gust of wind. It amazingly still had ability to power me through the 40 km lulls. It was stable but turned as fast as you wanted it to, very predictable, Bar pressure was medium and great feel. It sat in the pocket nicely for riding down the under 1 meter high wind waves, and still ripped up wind when you moved the kite up to the edge. This kite actually does what OR advertizes it to do.
I hope the 2014,  8m and 12 m razors satisfy me as well. Forecast is for 15 degrees, sunny and 30 to 50 km winds at KEHO for Easter Sunday

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2011 Razor 12m w/bar $750 tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4491 2014-04-18T18:02:00Z 2014-04-18T18:03:38Z mdpminc 2011 Ocean Rodeo Razor 12m
In very good condition complete with bar, 23m+4m lines, leash and bag (white/green)
Very grunty kite for the size.
Wide wind range (especially with extensions)

video in action:
[youtube]http://youtu.be/cvSACgV-N7k[/youtube]
(205lbs rider wind ~12knts)

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2009 Rise 16m w/bar $500 tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4490 2014-04-18T17:57:28Z 2014-04-18T18:03:08Z mdpminc 2009 Ocean ROdeo Rise 16m
Complete with “L” bar, 23m lines + 4m extensions and bag
Very good condition without repairs.
All bladders hold air all day.
Awesome wind range.
Big boy kite

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Spain , Barcelona to Denia. Tips please tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4483 2014-04-15T00:58:44Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z kirky A few of us are heading to SPAIN,  Barcelona to Denia, May and June.
Has anyone kited there . Tips please.
We have a beach cottage at Castelldefels for a week,
and a Villa at Denia for the rest of the time.

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2009 Rises tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4479 2014-04-11T17:07:24Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z greenkiteskier   My complete set of OR Rises 8m,10,12, and 14m are all for sale. All work and some have had bladders replaced.
  Individual prices   8m   $150     2009 bar to fit 8,10,12   $100   2011 bar $125
                  10m   $200
                  12m   $200
            14m c/w bar $250       Also available and free to anyone who buys it all 2 new bladder sets(some already installed)

  For more details email me   Gary   redoak at cruzinternet dot com

These are excellent kites but I’ve gone excessively Razor now so they have to move

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2014 Bar tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4478 2014-04-10T16:42:27Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z JJ714 Any word on when the 2014 bars will be available?

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Stance Width Mako 140? tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4477 2014-04-10T16:03:11Z 2014-04-10T16:04:47Z windtzu Stance width options…I know the short answer with “traditional” twin tips.  I’m wondering what the difference is, if any, with the Mako (140).  I’ve been riding it on the middle stance width settings, but going to try it on the inside-smallest width.  I’m 5’6” tall with legs to match my “t-rex” length arms.

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2013 Storm 5m complete tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4468 2014-04-09T15:41:43Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Pete 2013 Storm 5m complete with new bar and lines. Lines never off bar. Blue and white. Used 4 times, in excellent condition. This is “the” high wind kite designed for stability and predictability in high wind. Outstanding construction with a five strut canopy. This kite will also perform great for smaller riders in sub-nuclear winds. $675.
Pete 541-806-2330
U.S.A.

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Ocean Rodeo 12 Rise $400 tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4465 2014-04-06T14:24:22Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z GCRB [size=3][color=orange][
12m Rise bought new 2011 sailed 3 years, good condition, will include older bar if needed. Contact for pic Greg 310 714 4271[/size]

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React in light winds tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4461 2014-04-03T01:12:32Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z ptraykovski Thinking about react to start my kids with a water relaunchable kite…and to let friends try for a bit more feeling for a real water kite than a trainer
how does it fly in light wind?  what would people say is the minimum wind for skilled flier /non skilled flier?

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