Whats the range for 07 rise 8m, i’m 90 kg? i’m planning to get one. Havent got tested this kite but whats your feelings for this kite? I allready have thruster 12m and this 8m kite might work great for me as high wind kite.
I am 17 kg lighter than you, 5 years of experience.
Last year I flew my 07 8m Rise a few times over 35 knots. So I guess with your 90 kg this should not be a problem at all. Please take note that you carefully discover your personal high-end. Any windrange is highly subjective considering that so many variables come into play.
Awesome kite and I found the 8m to be the best size for the 07 rises! Fast, nice for kiteloops and jumping high but still kinda foregiving if you mess up.
I have the 12M 2007 Rise and for me the bridle mod made all the difference, I would highly recommend getting it and then if nothing else you can compare it for yourself.
IMO, the mod took away a lot of the bar pressure and also I felt the kite was somewhat “stally” and unstable on the original bridle (probably why OR introduced the mod and carried it forward on their 2008 models).
It’s simple to do and you can go “back and forth” easily if that’s what you want to do..
I have a 10m and 16m Rise 2007 I would get rid of them if it was not for the PBK or the 2008 bridal Mod, I find that 2008 Bridal Mod works better then the PBK, turns a little quicker and much more range. Kite more stable, and the bar presure is super with the mod.
Low-end for this kite is really INSANE! 16 knots for me (of course I am lighter than you). I am talking going upwind easily and fun when throwing loops. I am sure many had in in lighter winds but I personal don’t care to kite when upwind is getting a struggle.
Just got testing 8m rise and have to say i like it. even it doesnt have bridle mod on (it’s on the way to me). Hopefully on sunday i can test 12m too.
It’s winter here and we are snowkiting in lakes. Wind was 16-22 knots and i was using 8m rise. Nice pop (really easy, even i weight 194 lbs) and nice hangtime. And the kite was so fast. Bar pressure is bit hard though, but i have to put the mod in it when it comes. Not so easy relaunch as eclipse has but i didnt have any problems with it. Bar and stopperball in depowerline is great (this is much better than RRD system).
Just loving these kites. 8m kite seems to be very powerful and superfast.
Ben, you’re on the 07 Rise with out the mod correct? If so, yes be sure to slap that mod on as soon as you can, you’ll love the difference it makes, it is just awesome with the mod.
To start, (with the mod on) I would suggest you put the front attachments on the farthest forward setting and the back attachment on the farthest back attachment. This set-up is the “expert” setup but it leads to the most de-power and fastest turning. With the back attachments farther back the kite is a bit prone to stalling though so be sure to set your trim settings properly or even use the 2nd knot up on the front lines to tighten them up a bit.