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Ocean Rodeo Discussions 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Copyright (c) 2014 ExpressionEngine tag:https:,2014:10:28 2nd Generation vs. 3rd Generation Prodigy comparison tag:https:,2014:/www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/.4588 2014-10-20T17:40:46Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Pete Anyone out there have input on comparing 2nd and 3rd Generation Prodigies? Does the 3rd Generation Prodigy have as much low end as the Razors, especially the 12m? Has the turning speed improved? How about drift?

2014 Razor v’s 2013 Razor tag:https:,2014:/www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/.4578 2014-09-13T22:51:05Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Mario can anyone comment on or compare the 2013 Razor and 2014 Razor in the 10m size particularly. 

Flying characteristics in particular but any info would be great.

I am a new fan of these kites and now have 7m, 8m 2013 and 9m 2014.

2014 Prodigy review and tips? tag:https:,2014:/www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/.4576 2014-09-02T07:01:34Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z kirky I Just finished a 7 meter Prodigy session on Keho Lake Alberta. I have been riding razors and switched to Prodigy late this summer. Today is another example of why I think OR will be selling a lot of Prodigy kites. I started on the 9.5 and never got blowin off but really felt the kite loading up and starting to get a bit lofty. I threw on the 7 and .. wow…instant comfort in the meter high waves and gusty 40 to 60 km winds. This kite instills confidence like none other. No surprises with this kite and in the 7m size it is as fast as the razor and sits in the wave pocket perfectly.
Does any one have some tips on how to get the most out of the Prodigy kites ?

Salmon Foilboard Fishing tag:https:,2014:/www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/.4569 2014-08-05T03:55:40Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Loscocco Salmon Foilboard Fishing
This weekends accidental kite foil fishing catch of a 19.5 lb 36” long salmon at Sherman Island in the Sacramento river certainly has to be one of the craziest things that has ever happened to me in 10 years of kiting.
I was about a 3/4 of a mile upwind from the Sherman Island launch kiting on my 6m Ocean Rodeo kite and Spotz hydrofoil when I hit something with the foil and went flying off the board. I am used to occasionally hitting fish, logs, seaweed etc on the foil so i didn’t think much of it but knew it wasn’t a sandbar since i was in the middle of the channel. Got back up on my foil and about 20 feet back near where I had just crashed I saw a large fish that was stunned and flopping around. similar to like when i have run into striped bass in the bay. I went to try to pick it up and then i realized that it was a giant salmon. It was hit pretty hard and was def dying.
It was so slippery that the only way to hold it was to put my hand thru the gills while grabbing onto my kite bar. The teeth were tearing into my skin and i was starting to bleed also.
Foiling downwind while holding onto a swinging slimy 20lb weight resulted in several more good wipeouts but i managed to make it most of the way back. In the process of trying to foil in with it near the shore i crashed my kite in the reeds and had to relaunch it out of the reeds while still holding onto the fish.
(The peanut gallery was laughing at me looking like a kook with my kite in the bushes because they couldn’t see the fish…lol)
Finally made it back to the beach and with everyone helping to carry it back to the parking lot got it put on ice in a tub. BTW… whosever keg bucket i ended up with i need to get it back to you… with some fresh salmon Thanks!!
Quite an experience!!

Razor Information needed tag:https:,2014:/www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/.4568 2014-08-04T13:48:57Z 2014-08-04T13:50:09Z Mario I am a newbie on this forum. I purchased a second hand 2013 model 8m Razor about two months ago. I must say that I am so impressed with its performance. I have been a North Rebel fan (mostly 5m, 7m, 8m and 10m) for a long time but am so pleased to find a kite that feels alive.

I love the way the 8m flies.

My questions are:

Can anyone comment if the other sizes have similar properties. Fast response, good bottom end and generally fun to fly. Curious about the 10m.

Is there enough of a difference in wind range to warrant owning the 7m? or would the 5m Storm be the next step. I notice that there used to be a 5m Razor but no longer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Direct Depower with single line flagging? tag:https:,2014:/www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/.4566 2014-07-29T21:11:07Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Slappy Does anyone have any experience using a single line flagging bar with any of the OR Direct Depower bridaled kites?

2011 Razor 8m problem tag:https:,2014:/www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/.4560 2014-07-04T15:22:27Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Pete I have been using the Razors for the last 4 years, very familiar with them. I recently bought a 2011 used 8m Razor. In gusty winds it will fold in the wing tips and excessively luff when really loaded up. I am 210 lbs. and kite in the Gorge. I pump my small kites to 8.2 psi. It acts like it is underinflated but is not. Thinking about going to 9 psi. It steers in a balanced manner and is fine except in gusty really powered up conditions. I had another 2011 8m Razor that didn’t do this. Going to measure bridle segments and compare to a friends 8m 2011. Looking for advice on what to look for and were there any bridle issue with some of the 2011’s? Thanks for any help!

Adding Locations tag:https:,2014:/www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/.4556 2014-06-23T22:00:25Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z JJ714 I am still having problems adding locations to the map. I was hoping the new website would have fixed this issue.

Does anyone have any tips as I have a few location in the Northwest I have been trying to add some locations but haven’t had an luck.



Mako riders tag:https:,2014:/www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/.4546 2014-05-28T21:02:18Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Todd Hi all,

I just saw this topic on kiteforum.com and thought that there might be a few of your out there with something to say wink

Besides posting there.  Do you have any Mako stoke to share with us at OR with the other Crew.

- Todd

Freestyle Bar Setup tag:https:,2014:/www.oceanrodeo.com/forums/viewthread/.4536 2014-05-22T12:42:33Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z ajones I’ve asked OR about this, but I just wanted to check with everyone else - has anyone experienced significantly less power with the new Freestyle bar compared to a Fusion/Freeride bar? I really like the layout of the new bar and above the bar trim, but I’ve had it out for 3 sessions and noticed a lack of power. The first session was gusty and I thought maybe the new 8m just lacked a bit of power. The 2nd session was solid 15 knots on a 12m and it felt light, but I thought it could be a mix of current or just that I hadn’t been out in awhile.

Yesterday however, solid 17 - 20 knots, everyone out on 9’s and 10’s and it felt like I was riding a 12m in 14 knots, no power to jump, just mowing the lawn. So, on a whim, I switched back to my Fusion bar, and instantly it felt like I jumped up 2m in size, the kite was much more powerful. I have no clue as to why.

Little background - the 10m is a 2013, I’m set up on the fast/more depower setup on all of my kites. I used the furthest knot (longest lines) on the freestyle bar, and the 2nd knot on the fusion bar (I’ve always had it setup that way). I’ve been kiting for 5 years, and on OR kites for 4 of them.

Any ideas? The kite still turned well, etc. with the Freestyle bar, just lacked power. Has anyone else experienced this? I’d hate for a newbie to think the kite is weak because of something with the bar.