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2010 Ocean Rodeo Rise Venturi XPD!!!
Posted: 20 July 2009 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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Yes, multiple sizes for next year.  Nice eh!

JZ blew the whistle back in April… http://oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewreply/9958/

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Posted: 20 July 2009 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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I may have missed it, but when do you expect the 2010 Rise’s to be available to purchase from local dealers?
Also, will the 2008 bar work with the new kites?

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Posted: 20 July 2009 07:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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I believe OR is targeting mid September for the kites, but it may depend on where you’re at. However, after a golden session on the 09 8m Rise Venturi last Saturday I can’t really think of anything better… I was flying my big ass around like there’s no tomorrow, shooting upwind, looping it, ownage!

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Posted: 21 July 2009 01:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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Yea, I’m torn between purchasing the ‘09 8m Rise or waiting for a 2010 9m to compliment my 12.  At 165 pounds, and
normally lighter conditions, I’m leaning towards waiting for the 9m for the low end.  Decisions, decisions…..

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Posted: 21 July 2009 06:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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lagocalima - 21 July 2009 01:19 AM

Yea, I’m torn between purchasing the ‘09 8m Rise or waiting for a 2010 9m to compliment my 12.  At 165 pounds, and
normally lighter conditions, I’m leaning towards waiting for the 9m for the low end.  Decisions, decisions…..

I weigh a little less than you and my 8m is a great complimentary kite to my 12m. Not that there will be a big difference between the 8 and 9, but I bet you could get away with an 8/12 combo if you wanted and have a bit of overlap between the two.

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Posted: 21 July 2009 08:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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Hi,
I am 75kg and I have a 8/12 Rise08 kites and would not like anything inbetween. The 8 starts to work so soon, that there are many occasions thet my brother flies Rise 12 and I use the 8, and we weight the same and we both have fun with what we are using.
Greetnigs,
Jaros

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Posted: 24 July 2009 04:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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True, even with my 07 Rises of 8 and 12m the overlap is already quite large. (78 kilos). I would even consider a 12 and 6, but we had a lot of wind lately… smile
Mid september…. just before winter… cruel… wink

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Posted: 26 July 2009 06:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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Can you guys please stop making the kites more powerful and better its hurting my bank balance!

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Posted: 06 August 2009 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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Photos of the 9 and 12m from the World Championships.

Cheers,

Evan

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Posted: 09 September 2009 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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Hi. Why you guys are not redesign your kite bag? Bag have no straps to attach pump and board. Also not possible to carry the kite when struts are inflate ((

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Posted: 09 September 2009 08:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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Hi Surf vs Kite, 1st of all, welcome to the crew!
I can see you’re fresh here, last year there was a lengthy discussion on how we wanted the new bag, read and weep: http://oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/1145/. The previous design had extensions on top and below, and a lot of zippers to keep it together. I’m so glad we got rid of that!
I was pro board straps and pump on the outside, but now I can live with the pump inside, there’s plenty of space and it makes for a clean package.
Inflated struts - there’s no real need for that as the time you win by not pumping them you easily loose over closing the strut valves. I wonder who uses them all the time - if at all, I only use them when it’s really really hairy.

If you’re interested in fast kite folding and saving time > longer sessions, check this out:
http://www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/1982/ I’ve got it working on 8m to 14m kites now!

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Posted: 09 September 2009 08:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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OK, it have place 4 pump, even my harness stores in the 09 bag. but board straps is must have thing)

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Posted: 09 September 2009 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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I agree on the board strap.

I don’t know how the nw bag is designed but what annoys me is the zipper and the backpack straps on the 09 bag. I always use the backpack straps, so the zipper is open.. and yes a lot of sand gets into the bag.. a bit difficult to get out…
So is it an idea to skip that zipper and just attach the straps to the bag (with 4 buckles for those who don’t want to use them)?
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Arjan

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Posted: 09 September 2009 02:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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> Guys, the valve closing stuff has been moved here

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Posted: 11 September 2009 01:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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Ok, so as a lucky local (relatively) OR dealer, I ended up with one of the inital batch of 2010 kites from Nitnat…

I rode a few different sizes there and as always, they were really nice and stable, good turning speed, enjoyable jumps etc, but I was thinking “jump higher, hang longer”... i don’t REALLY notice it… ok maybe like 5%, but nothing noticable.

I got a chance to ride the 2010 10m this past weekend in some serious wind 20 to 30 knots and then 35 to 40 knots on a 6m ‘09 Rise… I weigh in at about 95 kg (205 lbs), and JESUS!!  Forget 5%, I was waiting to come down on the XPD… seriously, I was sitting up there so long I was having to sine the kite at the pinnacle so that I didn’t over fly it and plummet.  Rarely ever had to do that before.

Ross… I’m a believer.  That kite goes BIG!

Jeff

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