In memory of the Rise

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All of my best sessions have been on the rise. SO GOOD!! smile

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Joined 2006-11-22

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I always liked the self rescue handles. I have never had to use them on my Rise but I am glad they are there. The velcro holders for my bridle lines are also good. I have just tucked the bridle lines into the self launch handles and that works fine when packing down so maybe you can do away with the line holders on future kites. Less sewing you know…

Kirk

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Joined 2011-08-25

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i like the rise!

was the first and only kite till now i fly had os less barpower at so direkt steering and so good feedback .
something what every brand try but only OR get it with the rise!!
the prodigy have good smooth hang time but turns slow. perfekt kite for beginners,little bit less barpower and faster turning speed will be made him to a perfekt folower of the rise!


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Joined 2008-10-21

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Cold weather rise-ing. Get it… RISE…ing. HAhahaha, oh I kill me. Ahhhhhh never mind… (09 Rise 10m & Mako Wide)

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Joined 2010-07-05

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I’ve got a bunch of OR kites down here in Baja. They each have their own personality with various pros/cons. I must say I’ve been grabbing my Rises a bunch and really enjoying them this trip. I’m thinking of buying a spare or two since they are going out of production. Although my 2010 10m & 2011 8m are still going strong so maybe there is no need.

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safe riding,

Vik

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Safe riding,

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Joined 2012-11-22

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Rise
Been on them since ‘07, and it’s been a great ride everytime!
Just bought a 9.5 Prodigy for teaching my girlfriend on…..will see if I like it or not…....
Photo from Hatteras sometime in the past!
That’s a “skinny” Mako under my feet. Hatteras was the only place I could ride that board!

Chuck

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Joined 2012-07-28

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Out on a rare windy, sunny January day at Big Lake, Alaska with the 10m Rise.


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Chuck - 04 February 2013 04:37 PM

Rise
Been on them since ‘07, and it’s been a great ride everytime!
Just bought a 9.5 Prodigy for teaching my girlfriend on…..will see if I like it or not…....
Photo from Hatteras sometime in the past!
That’s a “skinny” Mako under my feet. Hatteras was the only place I could ride that board!

Chuck

I love to take my skinny out too on occasions otherwise, I love my 150 Mako Wide.
Still waiting for the ice to come off the water up here in Denmark. It won’t be long.

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Kirk - 04 February 2013 09:24 PM
Chuck - 04 February 2013 04:37 PM

Rise
Been on them since ‘07, and it’s been a great ride everytime!
Just bought a 9.5 Prodigy for teaching my girlfriend on…..will see if I like it or not…....
Photo from Hatteras sometime in the past!
That’s a “skinny” Mako under my feet. Hatteras was the only place I could ride that board!

Chuck

I love to take my skinny out too on occasions otherwise, I love my 150 Mako Wide.
Still waiting for the ice to come off the water up here in Denmark. It won’t be long.

Kirk

ice off the water now. I was out last Saturday with my 9M Rise in 12m/s = bliss.

Kirk

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Joined 2013-01-15

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Hi crew,

I just checked the warehouse and wanted to let you know that there are only 2 new 7m Rise kites remaining before you will only find them used and with a few dealers who have some on clearance from last year.

Anyone looking to grab one should visit out store.


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Joined 2007-11-09

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I love this thread!

I have been on Rise since the second year they were made.  I was out on my North kite in about 13-15 mph winds in 2007 I think, going straight downwind and barely able to kite, walking back up the beach every 5 tacks and I saw my buddy on a 10m Rise staying upwind and jumping.  He let me take it for a few minutes and I was hooked (sorry for the pun). 

No kite I ever tried went upwind, in light or heavy wind, like the Rise.  And the boost is incredible, with the best hangtime of any kite I have ridden.  I remember days in the winter of 2009 when it was about 14-15 mph winds and the whole beach was standing around waiting for the wind to pick up and I was cruising back and forth, upwind, pulling low altitude jumps and backrolls.  I sold a lot of Rise that winter smile  It’s not that you can get out in un-kite-able winds with the Rise, but if it’s kite-able, you can stay upwind and jump with the Rise.  The Razor, I can kite in 13-15mph, but I can’t stay upwind or really jump much except on a gust or a wave.

I’m all about the Razor now, it’s a more aggressive kite,  obviously turns and loops faster and better.. but I miss the floaty, huge boost days of the Rise.  In fact… I’m about to buy a 2010 12m for 200 bucks to use as my light wind kite.  So my quiver will be:

12m Rise (2010)
10m Razor (2013)
8m Razor (2013)

That covers everything from about 14mph to 35 mph for me.  If it’s more or less I don’t need to go smile

Looking forward to pulling some of my old favorite Rise maneuvers, which don’t come off the same on the Razor. 

T


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Joined 2006-06-15

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Ghostdog. You will have to try the Prodigy. 
I was on the One then Rise when they first came out and gutted to loose the 10m Rise rocket . Anyway I was hanging on to a Rise until I tried a 9.5 Prodigy. Rise is now sold.
The Prodigy is not a Rise at the bottom end but lit up it is super easy to fly and gives the big floaty jumps we crave.  I am moving over to 12m Razor for bottom end then Prodigies to handle the gusty top end.  I still miss the Rise but at least we have a worthy if slightly different replacement.


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sunrise - 15 June 2013 06:57 AM

Ghostdog. You will have to try the Prodigy. 
I was on the One then Rise when they first came out and gutted to loose the 10m Rise rocket . Anyway I was hanging on to a Rise until I tried a 9.5 Prodigy. Rise is now sold.
The Prodigy is not a Rise at the bottom end but lit up it is super easy to fly and gives the big floaty jumps we crave.  I am moving over to 12m Razor for bottom end then Prodigies to handle the gusty top end.  I still miss the Rise but at least we have a worthy if slightly different replacement.

Glad to hear that from a fellow Rise lover smile  Looking forward to checking one out!


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I’m about to buy a 2010 12m for 200 bucks to use as my light wind kite.  So my quiver will be:

12m Rise (2010)
10m Razor (2013)
8m Razor (2013)

That covers everything from about 14mph to 35 mph for me.  If it’s more or less I don’t need to go smile

Looking forward to pulling some of my old favorite Rise maneuvers, which don’t come off the same on the Razor.


Change of plans after speaking to everyone about the Prodigy, going to try that one out this year.  The marketing as a beginner kite kind of threw me but after speaking to people who have been riding it I’m getting excited to check it out.


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Joined 2006-11-22

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I am going to hang on to my 2010 Rise for awhile longer. I am working on boosting at the moment…

Kirk

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