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If anyone is interested in trying any of the Windwing kites, either the Outrage, Rage II or Rapture, we've got some kites available for demo here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Contact Oliver at www.bayareakiteboarding.com by posting in the forums, sending a private message to "BayAreaKite", or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last edited by OliverG on Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:16 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Yes, by appointment or just on the beach, depending on what I have with me. If anyone wants to demo them, they can email or message me, let me know what their level, weight, etc. is and I can bring the right kites to the beach.
I tend to have it with me when conditions are favorable for smaller kites. You can plan to see much more of me at Sherman in the next couple weeks as my schedule is gaining more flexibility here soon.
As far as small WW kites, I have the 8m Rage II, Outrage 10 and Rapture 9 and the "What's your favorite?" question is tough - they are all sick in their own way. The Outrage 10 is a very powerful kite with massive air and hangtime, the Rage II is a fast, tight-radius turning kite with all the characteristics of a mid-aspect kite, but still boosts really well when lit up - it has a much quicker and more vertical lift than the Outrage. The Rapture 9 sits in between, but has quite a bit of range and depower and it a bit more of a technical kite - very tuneable, and when you get your bar sheeting action dialed in with the Rapture, the jump are very interesting. The take-off is more gentle than the other two kites, it gets good air and the hangtime is long and very glider-like.
What has been your experience on low end wind range and do you have any words of wisdom on flying technique and board size with this kite.
Last edited by marin on Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I've only flown the Rap 15 a few times, so can't comment on it to great extent - yet, but you can check out a thread on it here:
In light conditions, I've found it have a very solid pull and good upwindability, I was riding a 130 x 36, a smallish, narrow board. Don't precisely recall the wind ranges at the time though...
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