In memory of the Rise

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The Rise is no more. There will be no Rise 2013. Are we going to let the Rise whimper and die without even a word? To disappear into oblivion with no one remembering what it was all about?

Not even an ode or a limerick from Sunrise?

Are there no incidental stories about the Rise over the several years they have been sailing in windy skies all over the world?

Has everything been said? Has everything been learned?

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I love it Kirk… let’s see where this leads. For the record, the Rise may Rise again as a new style kite for us for 2014 but no promises!


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Potted history of the Rise. I for one will miss the old girl . The 2012 10m rise was just eletric for going big.  I sold mine but know a man who has one for sale if only he would give me the price ( Big dig Dom)

The first incarnation was perfect for muscle generation  
Heavy and slow
Customers made the modifications was the Rise salvation
By 2009 the rise had risen risen in popularity
so with 6 struts in the year of 2010 going big was the norm
2011 was the same but with a linear graphic form
2012 came with a leading edge curve
but alas in 2013 it time is served and
this the best is the finality
Long may the design be remembered into perpetuality

RIP Rise you will be missed


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Good one Sunrise.
Your words are concise, and in time. Now would you call your work a limerick or a rhyme?

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I’m still rocking an 09 Rise 10m. Vid from last session. CRANK IT!!!

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Nice vide Kent!
Where was this taken!

Kirk

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A buddy and I tearing up the eastern shores of Muriel Lake in north eastern Alberta, Canada.
09 Ocean Rodeo Rise 10m and the Mako 150. W 15-20kts.
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We rode the BRONCO until the ONE & they both were a lot of fun. The RISE then rose to take the day & now the RAZOR blows it away.

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The Ocean Rodeo Rise moved me from being the guy that wanted to have fun - to the guy who eats it’s it up.  Alaska is rough on kites - we don’t have sandy beaches, we don’t have nice winds and we don’t have anything easy related to kiting.  The OR rise kites elevated my love for the sport (and the company).
One a rare sunny westerly day the hardcore crew of kiters in the last frontier headed out to 20 Mile river (aka Weed Wacker) and enjoyed everything about it.  Thanks OR!

12m OR Rise + Alaska = AWESOME!

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IM lOVING THIS!!
As for me im going to be riding my Rises well into 2013 and making some sick edits with The Kitesurfing Collective and if we all keep this up im sure there will be a place for the Rise in the future. And why take out the best looking kite in your lineup?


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Agreed, the rising sun graphic was the best OR has done to date.  Bring that back for sure on the next Razor….  Oh and its almost time for a limited run on the black gold/ black silver look as well.  Those were hot and will suit the Cypher nicely for next years model.


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Brent4336 - 13 September 2012 12:25 PM

Agreed, the rising sun graphic was the best OR has done to date.  Bring that back for sure on the next Razor….  Oh and its almost time for a limited run on the black gold/ black silver look as well.  Those were hot and will suit the Cypher nicely for next years model.

Agreed, I really like that graphic, and it would look good on the Cypher.


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I’m not getting rid of my Rises. I expect they keep flying for quite a few more years.

I like the red 8m Rise I have the best as far as graphics/colours go.

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I love the Rise! I still ride my 2008 10m and I replaced my ‘08 14m with a 2011 15m.
Here is me hucking a kite loop LOL Love the grunt of these kites!

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Hi Guys
I never though I would say it when I first got the Prodigy . I fact I couldn’t work out where I would need an easy flying 3 strutter after all its beginner kite.
How wrong I was . I love the 9.5 Prodigy Yes it is super easy to fly but with good lift and massive of hangtime it is a worthy replacement for the Rise.
Yes the Rise is better for pure boost but what goes up must come down and this is where the Prodigy blows everything away. So much float and such easy gentle landings . My knees never had it so good.
The thing is the Prodigy allows you to ride more powered which means bigger and longer.
1 other thing I have never had before. Go big off a wave . Leave the bar fairly well out and the Prodigy penetrate into the wind and you can land upwind of take off. Spooky


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sunrise - 01 November 2012 04:03 PM

Hi Guys
I never though I would say it when I first got the Prodigy . I fact I couldn’t work out where I would need an easy flying 3 strutter after all its beginner kite.
How wrong I was . I love the 9.5 Prodigy Yes it is super easy to fly but with good lift and massive of hangtime it is a worthy replacement for the Rise.
Yes the Rise is better for pure boost but what goes up must come down and this is where the Prodigy blows everything away. So much float and such easy gentle landings . My knees never had it so good.
The thing is the Prodigy allows you to ride more powered which means bigger and longer.
1 other thing I have never had before. Go big off a wave . Leave the bar fairly well out and the Prodigy penetrate into the wind and you can land upwind of take off. Spooky

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

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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…

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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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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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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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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!

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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.

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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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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. 

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

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Just back from a session on my 2013 RAZOR ... What’s a RISE ?!!  cool smile

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