I’m looking for a filler kite between my 7m & 11m 2008 Waroo’s. It’s not completely needed but it would be nice.
My options are
- 9m Waroo 2009
- 10m Rise 2009
- 9m Instinct Sport 2009
I rode the RPM and it was very nice expecially during loops, it jumped well and stalled very little, bar pressure was fine but I don’t want a kite with more than it. Any opinions on my other options would be appreciated. The 9m Waroo 2009 is a no brainer but I wouldn’t mind trying something new. I’m looking for a kite to learn basic unhooked tricks and kiteloops like a dream (I was blown away with the RPM in that category) my demo RPM day was really to windy to unhook
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I think here u are going to get 99% of people suggesting the 10m 09 Rise. I was thinking of trying a Waroo last year but come on 5-8 pullies or whatever!! I got the 09 10m Rise, and I love it so much Ive only used the 12m twice since ( in 3 months ). Actually I think the perfect combo would be a 10m/12m Rise and 8m Rise. The 10m because it moves faster has almost same power as the 12m, obviously have to work it harder in light conditions but yeah great kite.
A kite to fit between the 11 and 7 Waroo . I would look at the 8 Rise . Compared to the Rise the Waroo are well down on power so the 10 Rise would be more like a 13 Waroo and the 8 Rise will be a little more powerful than the 9 Waroo The easiest to compare the Rise is to 2+ meters onto the its size and that will be close to other manufactures. Bar pressure is light and set up so simple, throw the lines on and away you go
Have a look here http://www.iksurfmag.com/kit_tests.php It is the test for the 10 Rise and I would say the 8 Rise is even better
The 8m is a little rocket ... 15 - 25 knot kite ... Sin this kite effortlessly to keep it powered in the lulls & lean back & enjoy the ride in the puffs !!!
How about a 9M Rise ?
Yeah, I know, I wish it existed. 9M seems to be a perfect pair with a 12M.
A 9m would be perfect indeed! I also got a 12, and after long consideration I added a 10, because an 8 would have been just a bit too small. I think for a 2 kite quiver a spread of 3 kitesizes would be optimal.
It´d be great if they designed a 9m. diablo or rise! i´d be terrific!!!!
WHY DO WE FALL ? SO WE CAN LEARN TO PICK OURSELVES UP…
I see no need for Rise 9. The 8 and 12 are perfect and you do not need anything in between. You start to have fun on the 8 from a little over 15 knots on. The 8 is the best Rise for me… And yes, I am talking about 2008 Rises, have not flown the 2009s.
I know all you cats out there really wish I was more irresponsible and told you all of the tricks that we have up our sleeves for next season but, well, I won’t! However, what I can confirm for you is this: Next season we will offer the 2010 Rise in sizes 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 16. The thought being that this would allow for a 7/10, 8/11 or 9/12 combo for those seeking the best 2 kite quiver or a 6/9/12 for those seeking a 3 kite quiver.
Of course, this would also allow the hardcore real Crew members to honour their duty to the flag and buy a 4/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/14/16 quiver. This is surely the best way to ensure you will not miss a possible day of riding! As the head of sales I’d remind you as well that each of these should be bought complete with bar and lines for a higher resale value in time for the next season’s quiver!
John Z - Up selling you all into a newer, cooler you since 2004.
I am sorry I have to be the one to inform you Johnz, but you missed the 5, the 13 and the 15 size… ; )
So my quiver will not be complete…. : (
yeaHHH!! a 7 and a 9,11 More size’s in the sweet spot
9 and 12 sounds very very tempting. get it sorted MrZ.
The only kiter in the Village
Awesome news, you just sold a 9M Rise when it comes out !!
Funny how these kites have insane range, but we all want that perfect sweet spot..
Yeah, we are spoiled.
At 140 lbs, I’m riding a three kite quiver with 8, 10, 12M 09 Rises. This covers most wind ranges, but still not everything.
Aloha! Jeff Rockett, , All over the world!
Great news John! Wise Rise Sizing. I think the 7m will sell very well.
On another note, I was out on a local kite spot today and was amazed by the amount of Rises up there. Barry and Wouter well done! And guess what, all well behaved greatly skilled and intelligent riders on them!
I would like to revise my thoughts on an 9 / 12m quiver after what I saw on Friday.
Had a 15-20mph or so evening on a strong incoming tide. My 12m Diablo struggled to keep a good up wind line. Caught up with Harry for the first time and the boy was boosting bigger than everyone else on the 10m Rise. He weighs about the same as me 75 - 80kg range (depending on pie consumption)
Very impressed. His upwind angle was crazy in comparison to mine too.
may have to consider 8/11m quiver if I move to the RISE instaed.
The only kiter in the Village
haha i was impressed you were holding that actually, i was lit out of my arse on that 10. shows you the power difference i guess! i was just impressed i could still unhook in that much wind! let us know when youre down again :D
for me that kite IS my quiver.. i love it!
the sound of a 7 is quite tempting actually though.
Tech Rep, Southern UK.
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hi harry only got exciting later on when it picked up a touch. I can hold that 12m in some decent wind. I had the kite set on full power.
The only kiter in the Village
I drove out to my favorite spot with the family Sunday to find the wind down to 8 knots on the inside to 15 way outside ... I dusted off my 14RISE & had a great afternoon of cruising on my 150 x 40 MAKO ... @ 185 - 190 my current quiver is : 6M RISE (20 - 35+ knots) ... 8M RISE (15 - 25) ... 10M RISE (12 - 20) ... 14M RISE (8- 18) Future quiver plan is to replace the 10 & 14 with the 2010 11m (10 - 20) & try the surf board ...
Hmmm…sounds like a plan?
All this talk of quiver sizes I’ll be having another dream like the one I had last night! And before anyone’s mind starts boggling I dream’t I’d just scooped the 66 million that was up for grabs on the Euro Lottery!
So that’ll be a full quiver AND a top of the range VW transporter to boot
The Perfect size—how about a 2009 1/2 release of the 9M, limited edition…