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Posted: 16 November 2009 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 91 ]
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Gidday Craig can i ask you a couple of questions please? First what size kites did you have before the 11m ,also how much do you weigh and what type of boards do you use?? I’m tryin to work out if i should i should move up to the 11m from the 10m of 08. cheers Pete

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Posted: 16 November 2009 03:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 92 ]
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I got out on my 2010 9m on Friday with the smaller bar set to the large setting. The winds were 20’s-30’s, averaging in the upper 20’s and pretty gusty. I was on a 2008 Mako Surf and the waves were waist to chest with occasionally bigger. The setup was pretty sweet. The kite was very nice, quick and with light bar pressure. My previous kite was the 2008 8m, which was my all time favorite kite, but after this session, the 9m is now my favorite. It has noticeably better range and is quicker and more responsive. 

Here is a picture after most of the swell died down (this was at low tide at the end of my session and was pretty far out from the camera).


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Posted: 17 November 2009 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 93 ]
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squiz - 16 November 2009 08:57 AM

Gidday Craig can i ask you a couple of questions please? First what size kites did you have before the 11m ,also how much do you weigh and what type of boards do you use?? I’m tryin to work out if i should i should move up to the 11m from the 10m of 08. cheers Pete

Dude!
Flew the 11m today for the 1st time (didn’t take long did it!)
Coming from an 08’ 12m Rise, weigh in at 209lbs.

Ist impression.
great low end, about 14-15kts for me and the mako 150x40
this could easily be the big kite in a quiver with a good lite wind board.
sick top end! the gusts felt in the low 30’s and the kite was locked it and feathering with minimal distortions
and a lot less depower at the bar than I was expecting.
In fact I had no trim line pulled in at all and was flying the whole time on full power.
Could not get the kite to backstall, even when I rode hard straght downwind.
I’m still kinda buzzed from it all…this kite is instantly my favorite kite of all time!
Turned cruddy conditions into a super fun session!

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Posted: 18 November 2009 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 94 ]
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Hi Craig,

Nice review

What lines did you use at your first session, the 21 or 24 meter lines and why ??

Thnx

H…..

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Posted: 18 November 2009 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 95 ]
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Craig, what bridal setting are you using ? How does it come stock ?
Thanks

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Posted: 19 November 2009 03:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 96 ]
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I was using a 60cm bar with full length lines.
A 50-40cm bar would be better for powered up sailing.
The lulls were big.

The kite came set up with the front lines on the forward most setting at the kite and the rear lines to the rear of the kite.
Fast turning and more depower.

I keep thinking about how this new 6 strut turns, its what makes the timing a bit different.
The center of the arc used to be very stiff with the center strut.
Now the kite twists at that point when you turn.
The turns feel more organic, and its a super clean flyer.

Brought it to the beach today, but its waaaaay to stormy…10 to 40kts!

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Posted: 19 November 2009 03:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 97 ]
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“Organic” that’s the word that has been missing from our kiting vocabulary ... Nice , I can see this one being absorbed by O.R. ...

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Posted: 19 November 2009 07:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 98 ]
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I just had my first session on the 2010 6m. Wind was kind of gusty 25-35 knots. First thing I was amazed at how stable the kite was for such a small kite…not “twitchy” like some small kites. Good power in the kite for its size as well…especially once I got up and planing. Construction looks great of course, and turning did seem a bit different than the other Rises, although I think I need more sessions before I get a real good feeling for it. Was very pleased with the first session though!

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Posted: 19 November 2009 05:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 99 ]
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Stoked to see you liked the kite Dave. I agree, I find the smaller sizes much more stable than I had expected. Makes jumping them a dream!

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Posted: 19 November 2009 09:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 100 ]
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please stop making my head hurt.. i just decided i wanted diablos!

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Posted: 19 November 2009 09:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 101 ]
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I can’t take this any more ... I’m off to try my new 9m Rise:  Update: It didn’t happen today , but I can’t resist a pic. of my local beach on a 7m day:  http://www.bigwavedave.ca/gallery/displayimage.php?album=28&pos=0

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Posted: 20 November 2009 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 102 ]
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harry.allerston - 19 November 2009 09:28 PM

please stop making my head hurt.. i just decided i wanted diablos!

You’re allowed to have both you know. I’ve got a 2009 10m Diablo as well as 2009 10m Rise and a 7m 2010 Rise. there are days in the flat water of Christchurch harbour that I like to play with freestyle stuff and I like the Diablo at the moment for this style of riding. My Rises I like in the open sea and waves.

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Posted: 20 November 2009 05:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 103 ]
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to be fair i think ive managed to jiggle finances so i can get an 8 and 12 diablo, but keep my 10 rise in the middle.. so im pretty sorted i think!

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Posted: 21 November 2009 11:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 104 ]
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First session on the 2010 9 RISE ... WOW !!! Subtle improvements make this the Hybrid I’ve been dreaming of for five years ... Smooth ‘C’ like transitions with bridled de-power = a rangy predictable ride ... Nice session even if it was 7’C (wind chill ~2’C) Love those pogies ... Not cold until off the water. Wind S.E. 15-24 knots ... 150 MAKO wide ... 50cm bar 24M lines ... The only adjustment on the 2010 is turning speed, obviously the 9 likes fast ...

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Posted: 01 December 2009 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 105 ]
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here’s a nice review of the 10m… thanks Ghostdog!

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