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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:08 am
by windhorny
LMC, KWS has a 12 rebel to demo.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:10 am
by OliverG
He already decided to get a 2008 Rev... :wink:
Just joking, Charlie does what Charlie wants, nobody can influence him!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:29 am
by Bulldog
He'll probably get one of each...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:36 am
by CdoG
i am hopeing to brake my 12m habbit...
i want to ride 10m or smaller now,
i wanted to demo a link, but ollie wouldnt give his up.
everyone, on one, yesterday,. were rippinG... it up!
iam sure the rev is just as good if not better.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:03 pm
by dakine1
Hello CdoG,

dId yOur CaP loCk bReAK??? gO wiT dA noRtH hA hA...

eD/OuT 8)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:24 pm
by OliverG
From our users:

Forgive me North for posting this. The rev had really light bar pressure but still responsive.


...the Rev may be the best all around kite made today.


This is without a doubt the fastest kite I have tried.


The people have spoken! O:)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:30 pm
by windhorny
One thing I willnever do no matter what is mislead people for money or kites or whatever. It's not in my blood. So if saying something good about another kite gets me kicked from North, then forget it. I truly think that north kites as well as any good product seems to sell itself. The few of us that are on proform are purely lucky. With that said. i tried the 9 rev in good 20 mph wind. I was very impressed. Really the only 2 complaints were the depower sticks if not used frequently, not so much concerned about the cleat below the bar but I think it should be up top. The other thing was the bar was a little sticky from all the lines going through it. But it was very stable, quick but not twitchy, nice bar pressure for riding all day long without un-neccessary fatigue. I really like above all else one pumps and 4 lines. But there is an advantage and disadvantage to everything. But i just wanted to say that I do think the rev is a great kite and will probably be the sole competetor this year to the new rebels, which need no introduction.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:55 pm
by OliverG
We are lucky to have so much great gear available to us these days. Yes, the costs are all over the map depending on where you buy from, who you ride for, if you are good friends with the retailer or seller, if you're a rep, know a rep, etc... But the bottom line is there's great stuff. The RRD Type 9 looked good out on the water too - and fast. Looked like it flew more like the Type Waves than the Type 7's or 8's.

Ramsey's review is awesome because of the effort he put into it, but also because we know he is a true independent, which can be rare online. Many of the vocal proponents of the particular brand they ride are getting support and discounts, myself included, but sometimes people don't always say so, which is why I posted this some time ago: http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/viewtopic.php?t=3989 to try to get close to unbiased reviews (almost impossible, I know!).

My advice to anyone would simply be to try your top two or three picks more than once and in varying conditions and see what suits you best taking into account your style, preferences and budget. Someone's favorite kite and brand of choice is a very subjective thing. And don't buy into hype, peer pressure or ratings of 11 from me or anyone else. Just like your momma taught you when you were a kid... :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:10 pm
by CdoG
So...
Nice weaTher were haveing ...
i for one, like, all the south in it.
i saw se wind this mornning in alameda..
made me think rain..




alSo.
when i was at the delta yesterday..
me and that women who was in the mag lately..
(i knowiamlamewithnames)
we are jalg jack n about all kinDs of DeeP shiT
and she SlaPs me on the arm and says
"heads up"
i look up, and here comes some 250 lb neWbEE... FlOt in on us...
dumB aSS must have sent it 100 feet off the shore brake...

well inside the bouys.

we Ducked and coverd stage lefT.
he slamed sand.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:28 pm
by windhorny
So in other words you didn't get the DiGiTS because someone pulled some huge air on you?