Year of the kite
Posted: 18 June 2011 07:02 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi,

I’m looking to buy a used kite. Is there a way to identify the year the kite was produced by looking at it?

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Posted: 18 June 2011 07:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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sure, they’re all distinctively different each year, how about google: Ocean Rodeo Rise 2008 and click images, so you can familiarize with that model and that year. repeat that for any year you’re interested in.
Production year I can’t say, but the model year is also coded readably in the serial number.
Good luck, and hopefully welcome to the crew!

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Posted: 18 June 2011 07:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The year is not to important with the Rise. Each year was slightly better than the year before ( 2009 to 2010 big jump in bottom end) so as long as the kite is 2008 onwards condition is far more important.  As a rough guide from memory 2007 non vented   2008 vented 2010 6 struts 2011 4 pulleys

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Posted: 18 June 2011 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks for the info. So a 2011 kite will have “2011” in the serial number then?

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