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by Niall Barrett
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: RRD Religion 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 3825

RRD Religion 2013

The new Religion is out there and I can teel that you are tempted to convert. Down under in PERTH we tend to get a jump on the new seasons kites as our season runs through the Northern Hemisphere winter. First let me say that I am theb Australian Team Rider for RRD but this review is not driven by c...
by Niall Barrett
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: RRD Religion
Replies: 12
Views: 7845

Re: RRD Religion

I am now really loving these kites. It's my third week but we had a big trough last weekend so I am spending as much time on the water as I can last few days. I am so excited about where these kites are taking me I can hardly sleep with my head dreaming up possibities. I am totally used to the light...
by Niall Barrett
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: any news/ reviews of the RRD Religion ?
Replies: 24
Views: 4874

Re: any news/ reviews of the RRD Religion ?

West Australian wave kiters have been worshipping at the Altar of the new Religion

check out this Link

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/topi ... C_ID=63093
by Niall Barrett
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: RRD Religion
Replies: 12
Views: 7845

RRD Religion

The new RRD religions arrived at SOS in Fremantle Western Australia, 2 weeks ago, unfortunately just as our summer thermal breeze season here nears an end, but northern hemispere forum readers may be curious to know what they are like before their season begins, as it has been hard to find an online...
by Niall Barrett
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Firewire Pivec models
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

Re: Firewire Pivec models

One of my mates has the 6'2 thruster and the quad. He rides strapped and both have heel dents after a summer of use in WA. The deck is divinycell and it crushes over time with repeated use. The next step will be the deck will crack and even if repaired the board will be heavier and structurally weak...
by Niall Barrett
Wed May 20, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: And why is it that everyone is kiting with 6' surfboards???
Replies: 22
Views: 2192

Re: And why is it that everyone is kiting with 6' surfboards???

The limiting factor for surfers is how small can they go and still catch enough waves and get enough lift to get going. Really kiters don't worry about that as they can catch waves with oversized sandals if they like. Big is good for slowing down and surfing the face and using the wave for drive, bu...
by Niall Barrett
Mon May 18, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Nerve pinch in groin area:resulting nerve shocks over thigh?
Replies: 2
Views: 1740

Re: Nerve pinch in groin area:resulting nerve shocks over thigh?

Hi I am a kiting Family Doctor in Perth Western Australia It sounds like you have a variation on the condition called 'meralgia paraesthetica' [google it] , which usually presents as a sort of burning numbness over the distribtion of the Lateral Cutaneous Nerve of the Thigh. The condition frequently...
by Niall Barrett
Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: RRD Type 9 Review........my take
Replies: 50
Views: 8140

Myself and Andy Cooksey [from Perth. WA] just got back from 11 days in Sumbawa with our new type 9s. We got them just a few weeks before and it was hard enough to be sure about things like bottom end and smoothness in Perth's gusty winter fronts. The wind at Lakey's is a thermal effect and is genera...
by Niall Barrett
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: RRD 2008
Replies: 44
Views: 11608

I posted this review aftre the RR product launch in Mauritius at the start of May 'Just back from the 2008 RRD product release in Mauritius. My first trip there. Roberto and team brought the new TYPE 9 prototype and some HYPERTYPE prototypes too [See in GENERAL about the dramas that unfolded in the ...
by Niall Barrett
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: another swk wave sequence
Replies: 33
Views: 5294

Hey Jeff good to see Felix still rips but tell him his doctor in Perth thinks he should get a rashie on like a real Aussie. Hasn't he heard of skin cancer? I think I have provided him with enough free medical treatment in the past without having to cut out his skin cancers too! I'll clearly have to ...

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