08 8m rise vs a sigma kite

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The other day i was out on my 8m 08 rise and a zen 135x43 for almost 4 hours i was perfectly powered on it as others where on kites from 9m to 11m.
I’m 200 lbs with out all of the gear.

The rise was set on factory ( first on the front and first on the back - meaning the first to the front not the tail end for the rear mount). The rise 8m has a lot of grunt for its size - i was jumping etc etc , a fellow kiter and i had been doing speed runs on his c kite 08 torch?)in the shallows of BBay - fricken fun.

Anyway a fellow kiter wanted to try the rise i let him have her and i took his sigma cult? - well i could barely get going on the 9m sigma (and this is just after i was out on the rise) the very first thing i noticed is that the kite didnt turn near as fast as the rise =- i tomahawked into the water unintentionally - sorry, anyway after some serous signing i was up but going down wind so i made 2 tacks and called it quits. I felt it had no where near the same bottom end as the rise. I waited for my rise to come back and the rider was saying that the rise was a fast kite and he (avid Naish fan) said he liked it “it was a very nice kite”. Upon landing the kite i noticed it was half deflated - i guess when i missed my landing and crashed the kite the deflate valve was partly dislodge prior to lending it out. Any way i said to him imagine what the kite would be like if it was inflated and on the faster setting—- he was surprised and thought it was on the fastest settings….......

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Yeah, but his kite looks like…  a bird!


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i would have to say his kite looks either like a seagull or a romulan bird of prey

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not to sound like a complete nerd, but that is a Klingon Bird of Prey.  The Romulans have no such ship.


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nerd :wink:              your right - my bad

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[quote author=“kiter86”]not to sound like a complete nerd, but that is a Klingon Bird of Prey.  The Romulans have no such ship.

Dude, what is someone that knows that information doing on a kiteboarding forum?

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how can you not know the difference between a romulan and klingon warship?
Oh my gosh, mossman is a klingon!

engage shields, prepare photon torpedoes…
how… much…. power…. do… we… have…..... Scotty?

what?

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Right! Your Barred!

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[quote author=“Benjamin Vine”][quote author=“kiter86”]not to sound like a complete nerd, but that is a Klingon Bird of Prey.  The Romulans have no such ship.

Dude, what is someone that knows that information doing on a kiteboarding forum?

I played div 1 college football too.  I guess it’s an enigma.

Although, I have always considered myself more of a Star Wars fan anyways


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[quote author=“Benjamin Vine”]Right! Your Barred!

MAKE IT SO

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I have half a mind to set up a separate forum for you geeks and ban you from this one.

Don’t shoot me with your frickin’ laser beams, alright?

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affirmative captain Johny Z

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are those sharks with frikkin’ LASER BEAMS on their heads?!

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LOL  LOL Can’t believe i’ve never seen that movie LOL  LOL

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[quote author=“andy”]:lol:  LOL Can’t believe i’ve never seen that movie LOL  LOL

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YES that deflate valve needs to be Fixed!!! I have found I have the same prop with 07 one, and 08 rise.


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