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Posted: 24 May 2009 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Currently have the ‘09 Rise 12m and the ‘08 10m Rise… I absolutely love both kites and for my body weight, 165 lbs
(75 kg), I am covered for our local riding conditions with the 12 being the most used.  Trying to decide whether to
purchase a new 8m or 10m.. We rarely have those nukin’ days where the 10m cant handle it, but with the new efficiency
of the 2009 Rise’s, I am wondering if the 12m and 8m combo might be better?
South Florida conditions with wind ranges from 13kts to occasional 25kts, small waves and chop.  Thanks

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Posted: 24 May 2009 07:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The only thing I could say. The 10m Rise 2009 is the best kite ever. Yesterday I was on the water with the 10m Rise (30 knots), without pulling the adjuster.
It is my absolute power-fun kite.

But that´s for me (100kg).

So I hope this helps you.

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Posted: 25 May 2009 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi,
For my taste the 10 and 12 are to close. The 12 and 8 combo is just right for me. Even with only those two I find out many times I am using the 12 in winds that I could use the 8 and had better time on the water. I cant imagine I would have another 10 in between. The 8 Rise is just such a great kite. I am talking about 2008 kites.
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Posted: 25 May 2009 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Yea, thats the reason I am inquiring the Ocean Rodeo crew for inputs because in my local riding area I am covered 98%
of the time with the 12-10 combo.  I love the ‘09 so much, now its just a choice between the new 10m or 8m.  My biggest
fear is to end up with too small a kite.  Also, seems everyone says that the 10m is the ‘sweetest’ kite in the line-up.

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Posted: 25 May 2009 02:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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i rode the 8 for a little bit, and there wasnt a drastic loss in power over the 10, and it jumped better when ridden in about 25kts. low end was only a few knots less than the 10. i think that and your 12 would be a great combo

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Posted: 25 May 2009 08:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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8m/12m or 10m/14m

The 10m & 12m are too close together, you get too much overlap there. Might as well just own the 12m.

I have a 6m/10m/14m combo @ 185 pounds

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Posted: 26 May 2009 05:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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@ 185 on the MAKO wide the 10 is my usual ride 12-25 ... I have an 8, it’s a little quicker (turning etc.) but needs a little more wind say 15 knots as a minimum ... The reward is when the wind picks up of course ... My quiver is: 6, 8, 10, 14 ... I would say under 180 pounds a 12 is as large as you would require due to the quicker turning .... Next year a 9 will be available ... Consider a 9, 12 quiver ...“Next season we will offer the 2010 Rise in sizes 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 16. The thought being that this would allow for a 7/10, 8/11 or 9/12 combo for those seeking the best 2 kite quiver or a 6/9/12 for those seeking a 3 kite quiver. John Z “

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Posted: 26 May 2009 06:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Excellent!!  I was just discussing that a size 9 would compliment my 12 perfectly….
Thanks to all

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Posted: 29 May 2009 03:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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i think a 10 and 12 combo would be a waste, the two kites are so close together. the 8 meter rise would be your best option alongside your 12. its a great kite with a surprising amount of low end for an 8. unless you have super light conditions regularly in which case the 14 would be a better choice. john mentioned waiting for a 9. that would be a great chioce as well but i think for a two kite quiver, to cover the low and high end, the 8 and 12 will be perfect. i have had a 6 and 10 rise combo for 08 and 09. the rise kites have such a huge range that i never feel the gap in sizes. some days i could be out on either kite and be fine. in 07 i had the 8 and 12 combo and it was great but its a bit on the windy side in the gorge so i went down a few sizes.

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Posted: 29 May 2009 09:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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The ‘09 8m is magic, with probably the largest overall range of all the sizes and the most amount of grunt for its size. At your weight you’ll get a ton of use out of an 8m…of course the best of all worlds is the three kite quiver…..grin I disagree that there is not a significant difference in 2 sq m’s…..the 10 and 12 are night and day in terms of range, turning speed etc, and have significantly different wind ranges.

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Posted: 29 May 2009 09:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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My point with the overlap is purely budget based… if I could afford it i would have a 6m/8m/10m/12m/14m but i doubt the sig other would be ok with that haha.

So… with a limited budget i skip the 8m and 12m gaining a good range without any holes wink

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Posted: 29 May 2009 10:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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jl - 26 May 2009 05:41 PM

@ 185 on the MAKO wide the 10 is my usual ride 12-25 ... I have an 8, it’s a little quicker (turning etc.) but needs a little more wind say 15 knots as a minimum ... The reward is when the wind picks up of course ... My quiver is: 6, 8, 10, 14 ... I would say under 180 pounds a 12 is as large as you would require due to the quicker turning .... Next year a 9 will be available ... Consider a 9, 12 quiver ...“Next season we will offer the 2010 Rise in sizes 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 16. The thought being that this would allow for a 7/10, 8/11 or 9/12 combo for those seeking the best 2 kite quiver or a 6/9/12 for those seeking a 3 kite quiver. John Z “


Now, these are good news. 12 , 9, 6, perfect quiver for me and my girlfriend! smile Or 11, 9, 6.  cheese  I am confused already!

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