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Ocean Rodeo Discussions 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Copyright (c) 2014 ExpressionEngine tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:07:05 2011 Razor 8m problem tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4560 2014-07-04T15:22:27Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Pete I have been using the Razors for the last 4 years, very familiar with them. I recently bought a 2011 used 8m Razor. In gusty winds it will fold in the wing tips and excessively luff when really loaded up. I am 210 lbs. and kite in the Gorge. I pump my small kites to 8.2 psi. It acts like it is underinflated but is not. Thinking about going to 9 psi. It steers in a balanced manner and is fine except in gusty really powered up conditions. I had another 2011 8m Razor that didn’t do this. Going to measure bridle segments and compare to a friends 8m 2011. Looking for advice on what to look for and were there any bridle issue with some of the 2011’s? Thanks for any help!

Adding Locations tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4556 2014-06-23T22:00:25Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z JJ714 I am still having problems adding locations to the map. I was hoping the new website would have fixed this issue.

Does anyone have any tips as I have a few location in the Northwest I have been trying to add some locations but haven’t had an luck.



Mako riders tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4546 2014-05-28T21:02:18Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Todd Hi all,

I just saw this topic on kiteforum.com and thought that there might be a few of your out there with something to say wink

Besides posting there.  Do you have any Mako stoke to share with us at OR with the other Crew.

- Todd

Freestyle Bar Setup tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4536 2014-05-22T12:42:33Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z ajones I’ve asked OR about this, but I just wanted to check with everyone else - has anyone experienced significantly less power with the new Freestyle bar compared to a Fusion/Freeride bar? I really like the layout of the new bar and above the bar trim, but I’ve had it out for 3 sessions and noticed a lack of power. The first session was gusty and I thought maybe the new 8m just lacked a bit of power. The 2nd session was solid 15 knots on a 12m and it felt light, but I thought it could be a mix of current or just that I hadn’t been out in awhile.

Yesterday however, solid 17 - 20 knots, everyone out on 9’s and 10’s and it felt like I was riding a 12m in 14 knots, no power to jump, just mowing the lawn. So, on a whim, I switched back to my Fusion bar, and instantly it felt like I jumped up 2m in size, the kite was much more powerful. I have no clue as to why.

Little background - the 10m is a 2013, I’m set up on the fast/more depower setup on all of my kites. I used the furthest knot (longest lines) on the freestyle bar, and the 2nd knot on the fusion bar (I’ve always had it setup that way). I’ve been kiting for 5 years, and on OR kites for 4 of them.

Any ideas? The kite still turned well, etc. with the Freestyle bar, just lacked power. Has anyone else experienced this? I’d hate for a newbie to think the kite is weak because of something with the bar.

Origin DOOR? tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4534 2014-05-21T17:51:07Z 2014-05-21T17:57:25Z Chuck Hi Guys,

I was in Hatteras last week and as I was walking around KittyHawkKites, I noticed a new OR board standing in the board rack.
An Origin “Door” is basically what it is from what I could see…....nothing on the main site about it that I could find.
Would an OR insider type please give us the skinny on this board….
I rode my new Origin a few times on this trip, nice board, just not as funky as my Makos though…LOL!


PS….Scored a perfect riding week while I was there!

Ocean Rodeo Session 2 tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4533 2014-05-19T16:37:13Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Martin Hi there

I’m interested in buying a OR Session 2 harness. Unfortunately I’m not sure about the size I’m gonna need. I’m 62kg and 170cm. Should I buy a S or XS? normally I’m wearing Jeans in a 30.


MAKO photos tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4532 2014-05-15T17:17:35Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Todd Crew,

No other twin tip board on the market today has been around as long as the Mako and certainly no other board can compare when measuring the enthusiasm that it’s riders exude.  For those reasons, KiteWorld Magazine is putting together a story on the history of the Mako.

We have a lot of great images from over the years.  We’ve had a lot of fun digging some of those up and some of the others that we’ve found too.  Many of the best images that we have sen over the years have been shared with us from you, The Crew, so we thought we’d ask if you have any epic, fun, or historical Mako shots that you would like to share. 

You can see a sample of what we’ve foudn here: https://www.facebook.com/oceanrodeo (like us please if you have not already)

Please send them to us at photos at oceanrodeo dot com.


New UK ripper tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4529 2014-05-13T08:38:00Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z sunrise Another person I hate.
I been in this game years slowly perfecting the art of large splashes from great heights, High speed face plants and generally dropping my kite in the most inappropriate places.
I thought I was doing well.  then the young kite warrior hardly out of dippers come and shows me that I have got it all wrong.
Surly he should be chasing fast women in blinged cars ( Or is that the other way round)
How I hate him


Probably worth a look

after 1 year using OR kites tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4516 2014-05-09T10:57:06Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Zeeuwmeeuw One year ago, my second year of kiting, i’ve switched from Cabrinha to OR. My first kite was the Razor 2013, 9m. With a Fusion bar, below the bar depower. Compared with the Cabrinha Switchblades, this kite felt like a rocket. A fast but stable kite.
With my 68 kg i can use the kite from 18 knots till 28+ knots without any problems.Lots of depower available. Jumping is no problem but it needs some technical skills. Bar pressure is a little light, but for this kite its fine. After one season the Razor is still my favorite kite. The only thing is that the black print on the struts is getting off and the white LE becomes very dirty. But ok, that’s optical.

After the Razor i’ve bought a 2012 Rise, 12m with a bar (SLE?) with below the bar depower. With the cow horn shape.
I’ve used it a couple of times now. It’s a nice kite with lots of boost & f load. Easy to fly and i already using it with 14 knots. For it’s size the turning speed is fast. The bar pressure is more than the Razor, not to heavy but just enough. The Rise is a strong good build kite. The only thing is that all the air valves (both sides - struts) have tiny cracks. For a 2 year old kite a little early i think.

Two months ago i’ve bought a Prodigy 2013, 7m. A nice looking kite, but unfortunately i only used it one time. Maybe today because, here in the south of the Netherlands, the south west wind is blowing 26-38 knots….



Kite Foil Fishing in the SF Bay tag:oceanrodeo.com,2014:forums/viewthread/.4513 2014-05-06T05:05:45Z 2014-05-06T05:09:27Z Loscocco Kitefishing with a foil… hit this 18” or so bass at full speed on a hydrofoil in the SF Bay. It threw me clear off the board and cut the head of the fish almost completely off.
Who needs a fishing rod when you have a foil? smile