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Ocean Rodeo's new SLE, The Rise

 
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rodeo clown

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PostTue Feb 06, 07 4:43 pm    Ocean Rodeo's new SLE, The Rise Reply with quote

OR's new kite.
2007 is going to be a fun year for kites!

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PostSun Jul 29, 07 10:09 pm     Reply with quote

The Ocean Rodeo RISE - 2 Kites In 1![/b]
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Ocean Rodeo is proud to introduce the world's first kite designed for
both advanced to expert riders and beginners! Featuring our unique
Convert Attachment Points schools can easily tame the turning speeds
of this incredible kite and teach to their students on a simple to
fly, easily relaunched kite that produces immediate grunt and low end
power. Students can purchase the kite they learned on and easily
convert the kite back to its factory settings for an incredibly
responsive ride once they learn the basics!

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In Stock! Order Now!
Yes! This incredible kite is in stock and ready to ship right now,
sizes 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16m available immediatly!
Don't just trust us, read what SBC Kiteboard magazine has to say about
the 2007 Rise:

The new Rise answers the call for performance. The Rise is a four-line
SLE packed with power and manoeuvrability. Designed for demanding
riders.Setup, Safety FeaturesThe Rise starts up with a single-point
inflation system. Ocean Rodeo’s new SLE bar has lots of travel
available and is worth adjusting the stopper ball to your own comfort
zone. Relaunching is on the easy side. On WaterThe Rise makes it to
several individual testers’ all-round top-pick lists. Lots of range,
power and pull go along with balanced steering that pushes testers
into some of the session’s more powerful moves. The 12 m2 Rise has
more than enough energy to pull our lightweights in less than 10
knots, and enough control to be one of the last 12s on the water. The
Rise flies steadily and remains stable in gusts, making for a solid
wind range. It’s the type of kite that loves being ridden with the
board edging hard. The smooth power rolls through fast turns and kite
spins, making the Rise easy to jump for intermediates. The Rise has
big boosting power and will work for freestyle.
Best SuitedOur bigger testers got the most from a 12 m2 session on the
Rise from its abundant horsepower. Still, our medium-sized testers
discovered its well-rounded handling and energetic performance, making
this a perfect freeride-freestyle kite.“Nice low-end power with good
turning speed. Great for someone learning Kite Loops.” Mikeal Lanoe

If you want any more information on this exciting new kite please
contact our offices today!

John Zimmerman
Sales Manager
Ocean Rodeo Sports Inc
250-544-4969, ext. 233
NA Toll Free 888-544-4969
http://www.oceanrodeo.com/

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PostSun Jul 29, 07 10:10 pm     Reply with quote

I had a chance to fly one of these Rise kites, the 14m LW,
yesterday both on the lake at Maggies and at Richmond beach,
later in the day.

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Both sessions were about the same wind wise, 12 to 18 kts.
This is a good sized kite for me, 205lbs, in these wind ranges.
After using the 12m One earlier this year, I was pretty sure the 14m LW would have enough low end to take the place of my 20m C kite as a lite wind kite.
Don't know for sure until I fly it at the keek, thats where I fly the 20m the most, but it feels like its right in there.

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This kite looks similar in profile to the waroo and the thruster, but subtle differences make for a much different feel.
The number one difference is the bridal.
Ross designed this bridal to provide pressure to the rear lines though the whole range of the depower, so the kite could respond to control bar input regardless of where you are sheeted.
I think thats what makes this kite, and the One, so grunty and smooth.
Its also makes for a rock solid foil with no flutter or jelly fishing.

Well its tough to review a new kite after only a couple hours on the water,
I think an extended investigation is in order to fully understand why a 14m SLE kite can pull like a truck when its just starting to white cap.

Andy told me this would happen, so did Sibborn.
With the right board you don't need a huge kite for lite winds.
I think I've been denial until I flew this kite.
Darn you guys!

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PostSun Jul 29, 07 10:11 pm     Reply with quote

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3rd time is the charm! 4 hours on the water, and the one pump 14m LW Rise is now a contender for my favorite kite of all time! The sle bar and this kite are a perfect match, and allow you to fly off the stopper or not depending on your style. This kite is real worker bee, and its right there when you need some honey!
This is a unique kite, unlike any other 07' I've demo'd this year.
I've never flown a kite that flies as well off the stopper as this Rise.
Even if you pull the stopper all the way to the bar and fly it at full power, it still flies forward out of any part of the wind window and is smooth though out the power stroke during a jump. No wonder this kite has such great low end. Perfect for unhooked riding too.

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Once again, the thing that really stikes me about this kite is how smooth and stable it is. It stays right on course until you give it input, and it also seems to develop traction the way a foil does. Kinda smoothing the edge off the accelerations and decellerations of air pressure along with a monstrous climbing ability. This is why it seems to jump very well.
Its easy to flick back and up through a power stroke, providing the rider with plenty of smooth traction and glide.
These stubby sle's seem to find the apparent wind easily, and just rip that slipstream.

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How much low end does this have? I'd say for my wieght, 205, its right around 12kts. At 14 you are jumping, anything more its time to go big and start de-powering the kite. Just like my now retired, 20m Yarga.
Sweeeeet!

(pics by Scott)

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PostSun Jul 29, 07 10:14 pm     Reply with quote

I can't compare this kite to anything else I've demo'd this year.
It flies so easy and is so amazingly stable, you stop thinking about the kite and it becomes an extension of you.
Its such a cool feeling.
I think we are going to just get used to having a completely new type of kite now. Its not a Diablo or a One. Its a Rise!
I give the 14m LW very high marks for making the most out of lite conditions like this day.
The secret power of this kite is its ability to fly smooth and stable both off the stopper and chicken loop style.
You just can't go wrong no matter how you ride with this kite.

12 to 14 knots is what I had to work with this day, and it did very well.
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This looks a lot like the mountain range on Vancouver Island.
This is Carkeek Park in Seattle, with the Mt. Olympus in the background.
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This kite is super easy to throw back into a power stroke.
Doesn't drop you if you de-power up there either.
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I could run the kite all the way to the apex, until it had run out of lift, and still be able to make it pivot on a wing tip for my re-entry.
Very responsive to control bar input when you crank it.
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The glide characteristics are looking very good so far.
Its easy to find the apparent wind with this Rise, and let that slipstream take you for a ride!
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I can't wait to get this kite into 20 plus, its going to the moon!

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