Hey all. New to the forum and love the new gear out from OR….seems super progressive. I have been kiting for the last year on older Best Waroo gear circa 2006. How much would getting into the new rise gear help me progress as a rider. I am technically sound but want to keep progressing. I have done alot of research but any input or suggestions from an experienced group like this is appreciated.
In general, coming from 2006 material into recent years SLE kites will make you progress fast, and from experience I can say the Rises are super easy to fly and have plenty of power to do basically everything in free riding, from ripping waves to big air and racing. Very direct on the bar, grunty and fast, but all in great control.
For the 2010 line up we did a lot of improving on many details to the kite and the control system, so it’s definitely a killer package for you.
Keep us posted on how you go, cheers,
The simple answer is Yes. The 2010 Rise is by far the best by a big margin. If that is out of you pricing any of the rise with direct steering lines will be an improvement. Be aware that size for size the Rise is way more powerful than the Best
I have recently been waiting for my new 2010 rise kites to arrive, and having sold my 2009 gear I have been subject to borrowing kites from friends for the past few weeks. I miss my rise kites!!!! The rise is the best all around user friendly kite out there. Your skills will definately improve with a rise quiver. The range for these kites cant be beat. I had a few waroo kites before I switched to the rise and havent looked back since.
Get the new kites.
Release your inner Hadlow.
*caveat* I sell kites for a living… however, that being said, I agree. The technology changes very quickly and kites today are a far more responsive, easier to fly product than even 2 years ago, let alone 4. Consider a Mako 140 or 150 too, they make a massive difference in the riding ability of intermediate to advanced riders.
I agree ... The rise will help you improve ... Keep in mind the 10-11 M is plenty of kite for 12 knots & up (180) if your on a med. board like the MAKO 150x40 ... I’m a big fan of the concave !!!
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