2010 Rise sizing
Posted: 27 August 2009 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This will be my third season of flying the Rise’s and looking forward to the 2010 Rise lineup. I’m going to keep my ‘09 6m and possibly my 14m. looking to sell my 8, 10, 12 and replace with a 9 and 12. Is there too much jump in between the ‘09 6 meter and the 2010 9 meter? Are you making a 11 meter Rise? I was thinking maybe 6, 8, 11 would be a better split. So my question is, How do the 2010 Rise’s compare size wise to the ‘09’s? I have heard there will be more low end but is the top end going to change? Seems like there’s always a trade off. Also, any release date for the Mako King?

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Posted: 28 August 2009 12:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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still seems like more kites than necessary, but if you’ve got the cash and don’t mind carrying that many kites around, what the hey?

If you want 4 kites, you should probably make the gaps smaller at the low end, so percentage increases would be closer. So i think 6/8/11/14.

I’ve got 2009 10 & 14, and kept my old 7 waroo for this year.  trying to figure out if i should replace that 7 with a 2010 7 rise or try to pick up an ‘09 6 or 8 to save a few $.  seems like an 8 would have too much overlap with the 10, but i really don’t think i’d use a 6 much….. decisions, decisions.  anyone with comments on a 6/10/14 quiver?

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Posted: 28 August 2009 03:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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A 6m to 10 m is really too much of a spread. That’s why I have the 8 in there but it’s too close to the 10, that’s why I’d like an 11 or go 9m to 12 m. I had the 12 from ‘08 and liked it so much I decided to keep it for the season. I don’t want that many kites but here in the Gorge I use the 6, 8, 10 a lot and the 12 and 14 at the coast. I’m 200+ lbs. and use the 6 more than I thought I would. Heck I’d love to have just one kite! I don’t think they’re going to make an 11 though. I think that I will probably keep my 6 and get a 9 and 12. If the 12 has the improved low end that I’ve heard about I will sell my 14 and down size to 3 kites which should cover everything.

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Posted: 28 August 2009 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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6 and 10 is reallynice quiver.I havent missed a day yet even when others are out on there12’s. havin the 6 fully powered means its usable up to the 10 low end and even a bit more.

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Posted: 28 August 2009 08:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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They do make 7,9 and 11m in the 2010 lineup..

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Posted: 28 August 2009 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’m with Sean, i have had a 6 and 10 quiver for two years now and rarely sit out a session. If its too light for a 10 its gonna suck anyways. Thats why eveyone should have a skimboard in their quiver. Makes light wind fun and you dont need a huge kite.

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Posted: 29 August 2009 06:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Me too, 6, 10 and 14 (which is great)
I have not been maxed out with the 6 but sometimes something.. yes an 8 .. so perfect would be 6, 8 and 10 (14).
I think a 7 and 10 (and 14) will be very close to perfect.

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Posted: 31 August 2009 02:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I had a 12 and 8 which was a good quiver, but I have also decided to go the 7 & 10 Route. I am really looking forward to the new kites.

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Posted: 31 August 2009 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I think it might depend on where you ride and how the wind works as well.  I have a 10m and 16m which is a big spread but with a couple boards choices it actually works out nicely.  There are times that a 12m would be pefect instead of the 10m, thats when I grab a larger board.

I was on a demo 2010 11m last night for a killer wave sesh, nice kite that works well in waves.

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Posted: 31 August 2009 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Sizing always depends on a number of factors, but that is what works for me here—We have enough wind that I don’t need to test the low end too much.

The good thing about the 2010 sizing is that it allows you to create a near perfect 2 kite quiver wherever you are.

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