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Posted: 19 December 2010 08:35 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Anybody ridden the new Rise 15m 4 strut kite yet?

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Posted: 23 December 2010 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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No, but I’d like to.

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Posted: 10 January 2011 10:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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me too I’m quite interested in this kite. Here in North Italy there are (unfortunately) a lot of very light wind days in the summer, and big kites are going well (Zephir and others similar). How much is the kite weight?  the feeling is of a grunty kite (like Kahoonas) or a kite that fly fast forward with light pull (like Ozone)? Is it good to try (learn) unhooked stuff in 12-13 kts (for 70 kg rider)? thanks for any info!

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Posted: 29 January 2011 09:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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So, nobody ridden the new 15m Rise. It is not good or what. What wind range it is made for?  It is better then Ozone Zephry 2011?
tnx for info

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Posted: 01 February 2011 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I have been trying to get information on when the 15m will be available for 3 months. I was originally told they would be coming out in late Nov or early December. I am not sure what the problem is but it sure would be nice if OR would let us in on the secret.

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Posted: 01 February 2011 08:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Guys, as external design engineer I’m let in on quite some stuff, though unfortunately OR R&D usually goes no further than a “need to know” basis with me.
But I had Ross on the phone a while ago and he he said he had been out riding with, in his words, “some pretty exciting stuff”. I checked the Victoria BC windstats for that day and there wasn’t much wind at all, 8ish if I remember well.
My take is they’re finetuning the kites and getting them ready to roll pretty soon.

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Posted: 01 February 2011 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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thanks for your insight.

When you say fine tuning, does that mean the kites have been produced and OR is refining the bridals, etc. or does that mean, we like it, now lets go into production? Given you are looking into your crystal ball, would the kites be available?

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Tom

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Posted: 01 February 2011 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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El Rudo - 01 February 2011 08:24 AM

Guys, as external design engineer I’m let in on quite some stuff, though unfortunately OR R&D usually goes no further than a “need to know” basis with me.

Everyone knows you can’t trust the Dutch!

Here are some photos of the new 15m in flight. The kites will be available from HK and Canada as of the middle to late weeks of March. We are aware this took longer than expected and are sorry for the delay but the kite flies beautifully.

Note, the colours are an intentional mashup of the 2011 Rise and Razor (Raze? Riser?) kite designs as that is exactly what this kite is. It is a hybrid of the two kite designs focused on generating good power for its size and still remaining responsive and nimble, in spite of that size. 4 Strut design with a focus on minimal extra weight.

Order ‘em now! The 1st PO is almost entirely pre-sold!

John Z

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Posted: 01 February 2011 06:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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| oh hell yeah I can’t be trusted, yet I do remember being taken out into Victorian BCian Night life by JZ and Kmac | I still don’t know were they went after no more than 30 minutes | Some ladies went missing around that same hour I recall |

BUT these pictures are amazing! Do I see the vent slots moved forward noticeably? I was hoping so, with lower wind speeds they should work well there. Deeper profile, that thing looks like TONS OF PULL!!!

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Posted: 01 February 2011 06:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Lol, I’ll take you on the town any time Rudo!

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Posted: 01 February 2011 06:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I have a few hours of water time on the new 15m light wind Rise.
Riding in about 10 to 12knots on my race board I was “lit up”.
Unlike older big kites that tend to feel sluggish through a turn, this kite can be snapped around. Also very easy to water relaunch if you have enough breeze.
(similar relaunch to the Razor).

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Posted: 01 February 2011 08:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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johnz - 01 February 2011 06:45 PM

Lol, I’ll take you on the town any time Rudo!

I’ll bring taxi fare

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Posted: 02 February 2011 01:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Timmer, are you in SF? Rise 15M LW demo on it’s way to Windydevil this week!

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Posted: 02 February 2011 02:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Hey Evan, no back home on Oahu. Maybe 4 or 5 kiteable days in the last 2 months.

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Posted: 02 February 2011 04:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I       need     that       kite.

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Posted: 02 February 2011 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Timmer - 02 February 2011 02:31 AM

Hey Evan, no back home on Oahu. Maybe 4 or 5 kiteable days in the last 2 months.

I know how that can you go - I spent a few winters in Kailua. Do you know John Weston? He’s anxiously waiting on one of these 15’s.

Cheers,

Evan

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