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2009 DIABLO Review
Posted: 23 November 2008 07:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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I thought the 09 Diablo had less bar pressure compared to 08? How significant is this, Or did they ship the “wrong” sample version to Holland? (I know there were 2 versions of final samples made for testing.)

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Posted: 24 November 2008 08:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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jeremie tronet - 22 November 2008 12:26 PM


The diablo is a great kite, the new lift is very nice and will also satisfy most of oldschool riders that wana go high.
But this kite is designed for freestyle and unhooking, so if you are not planing on unhooking riders must stick to the Rise, they will have more fun.

The diablo is also for people who are missing this C kite feeling.

Jeremie

that’s it!! You’ve done it to me again.

have to save my pennies again.

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Posted: 25 November 2008 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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What are the final graphics?

Is there still work being done on a small bridle or will its be a straight and simple 5th?

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Posted: 25 November 2008 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Good question Brent! We definately need the black/white/gold version. I heard that Jeremie and Ross are working on a very simple/small bridle that allows the diablo to be flown as a 4 line kite but retaining the overall good characteristics of a typical C. Would be brilliant if it works out as I prefer 4 line simplicity and the target group should know how to restart a kite the oldschool way.

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Posted: 27 November 2008 12:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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the bar pressure is for sure less than 2008.
You feel it right away.
Bar pressure, lift and depower are the main things that changed in good compared to the 2008 diablo
Jeremie

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Posted: 27 November 2008 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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What are the final graphics?

Is there still work being done on a small bridle or will its be a straight and simple 5th?

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Posted: 14 December 2008 07:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Bump!

Graphics?

Timeline?

Bridle?

Cheers

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Posted: 14 December 2008 09:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Hola Jeremy,

glad to hear about the Diablo, according to what you say earlier, it seem that is going to be “the kite” that i am looking for. I have a 10m Rise 2009 and a 12m Rise 2008, what size do you recommend me for a diablo? I lived at the “Rock” so is windy as hell but there are somedays too with light wind conditions as well.

how are the graphics? i cant wait to see how is going to look.
thanks

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Posted: 14 December 2008 09:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Brent4336 - 14 December 2008 07:26 PM

Bump!

Graphics?

Timeline?

Bridle?

Cheers

Sorry for the delay….

http://oceanrodeo.com/kiting/diablo

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Posted: 15 December 2008 04:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Yeah baby!

I’m stoked with that result.  Even if those are the only two options, you’ll get no further complaint from me.

Timeline?

I’ll take a 14/10 please.

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Posted: 15 December 2008 04:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Oooh bit of a Ford thingy going on there

“you can have any colour so long as it’s black”

test flight / demo please

(can we wait for the poxy northerly winds here in the UK to pass first - I’ll be patient…. Honest)

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Posted: 15 December 2008 10:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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I cant wait for giving the Diablo a try, but i have to admit that i was waiting for something else in the design, anyway i am very pleased with the 2009 Rise, so if the Diablo perform as they say thats good enough.

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Posted: 16 December 2008 01:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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I hope you dont take too much crap for the design.

After all, there was a poll on here once asking for a black kite!

I think you did the right thing with the graphics by deleting some of the details from the rise.  Looks way better simplified.  The insignia cloth on the tips and hopefully vent is sharp when seen up close.

Color is an easy addition as per the gold example.  I think this kite will look great.

Looking forward to cheking out all its aspects.

Hopefully this winter.

P.S.  How are people finding the new orange release when unhooking?  Does it obstruct holding the bar in the middle?

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Posted: 17 December 2008 01:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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I started that poll and I stand by it, the Diablos look sweeter than any kite OR have ever made!!!

That will be the best kite on the market!

Go boys, get the new bar sorted and get me one sent in the new year!

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Posted: 18 December 2008 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Brent4336 - 16 December 2008 01:44 PM

I hope you dont take too much crap for the design.

After all, there was a poll on here once asking for a black kite!

yes I remember the thread along with Ben and Harry’s excitement / enthusiasm.

I’ve got no huge beef with the colour scheme. The graphics I do love though.

I dont think those pictures will actually do it justice. Photos perhaps when they’re available. I’ve got that feeling that these beasties will look stunning in the flesh.

I will be very interested how they perfrom though.  raspberry

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