16 months of hard work and testing has gone into the 2012 kite line up.
Think about it.
I did, and then I put in my order for a new 10m Rise.
I think its the most rad kite OR has ever conceived and its coming soon.
Sixteen months… One year and four months… Almost one and a half year… I´m thinking…
So, it would be true if i say that the 2012 model is a 2010 design!!!
Well, joke maybe but you hit the nail right on the head! It’s commonly believed that designers look at the market and then “borrow” the ideas they like, yet in the real world (good) designers are busy conceiving what will hit the market several years later!
I agree in part. Lets suppose that by the end of this year some brand developes a double skin inflatable frame kite. More lift, more power, more speed in the 60% of the surface of actual kitesurfing kites. A 7 meter kite that would have the windrange of an 11m.
A total new generation kites that revolution the market, as has happened with bows and Hydrids. And as a designer you are still working in a 2009-2010 idea…
Well, i think designers do develope their own projects, while still looking at the design of other brands. When you miss the train you are out…
I am new here. Why did i chose Ocean Rodeo? I saw high quality materials, very good manufacturing, and perhaps very good durability in their kites. I think almost of the kites in their “family” (Cs, Hybrids, Bows, Deltas, etc) have similar flying characteristics. A little less, a little more. In this scene i choose durability. I prefer to own a kite several years because we became one. Its handling is automatic.
I do not like to run as a rabbit behind the same brand new carrot year after year. Yeap, i´m oldfashioned. That´s why i was still kitesurfing with 2005 Cs kites, having the same final performance as last generation kites kitesurfers. Thats why im sure i will be kitesurfing the next 5 years with OR 2010 Rise.
Its not only about the kite. Its about YOU and the kite.