Hi Sabraxas, my apologies for playing a little joke. I was merely teasing the United Kingdom crew, obviously in a bit of an inappropriate manner. I will continue to tease the UK crew in different manners from now on.
Your English is very good, so don’t worry about that! About 1,000 times better than my Spanish. Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts on the Rise kite! Just out of curiosity, where in South America are you from?
With regards to the Rise, this has been a immensely popular kite loved by lots and lots of riders since its launch back in 2007. It is reknown for its very high flying efficiency in a wide variety of tacks. This aspect is one of its very key qualities. You are right in saying the the kite is ruggedly built, and in acknowledging that this, combined with the huge depower range and its ability to perform far to the edge of the wind window makes it possible to have it nose dive. It’s the nature of the beast! All you need to do is to get used to keeping some tension on the back lines and you’ll be fine. I have spend hundreds of hours flying Rise kites of different vintages and I never had one nosedive, except for one time when the wind reversed and every kite on the beach came down.
With regards to the stalling, the venturi system will allow you to power the kite up beyond what you may be used to with non vented kites, but when you over do it it will stall - hard. Experienced riders new to these kites sometimes need some time to get used to that.
What you get in return is a great flying kite, fast, precise, huge range, superbly build and very powerful.
If this type of kite is not your taste you might like the Razor, which is less effective in some ways but is designed to live deeper towards the power zone. More experienced riders appear to like the raw power that comes with this concept.