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by jimmylewis
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: VENTED KITE !!! 2008 Ocean Rodeo Rise.
Replies: 108
Views: 24743

VENTED KITE !!! 2008 Ocean Rodeo Rise.

Just when I thought I'd seen every thing ... The O.R. team revealed a top secret 2008 'RISE' with a VENTED canopy @ windfest (Nitinaht lake this past weekend )
by jimmylewis
Wed May 16, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Concave in a board - what does it do???
Replies: 29
Views: 3956

I've been riding a 'Mako' for a few years. With 18mm (yes 1.8 cm !!!) of concave x 150 cm x 34 cm wide this board holds an edge like its on rails yet as you flatten it out it rides/turns on waves like butter. I feel the concave in this application is more about the 'tracking' of the board than 'pop'...
by jimmylewis
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2007 Ocean Rodeo Rise
Replies: 65
Views: 12799

I'm a proud owner of last years 12 ONE. I flew it extensively last spring/summer in 12-30 knots of wind. With my MAKO I found this to be a great combination. As fall arrived & subsequently lighter winds I found the ONE to be frustrating in light winds. (not responsive enough & a tendency to drift do...
by jimmylewis
Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mako boards
Replies: 151
Views: 36902

I use the Mako 150 in 14-9 m conditions (C kites & Bow). I like the way it holds an edge yet slides on waves when you flatten it out. Groovy.
by jimmylewis
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 9m Best Waroo or Ocean Rodeo One
Replies: 65
Views: 8208

I've been flying the 12m 'ONE' all summer 12-27 knots. I'm very happy with it's range & O.R. is very good about providing improvements for the kite via their web site. http://www.oceanrodeo.com/ forum. Looking forward to a 7 or 9 M for winter sailing.
by jimmylewis
Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ALL-THE-BOWS
Replies: 28
Views: 13252

http://www.oceanrodeo.com/one.html Great range. Huge air machine. I've flown it (12m) & watched the Ocean Rodeo guys flying it like a paraglider in 12-28 knot wind...I was on a 9 meter bronco @ the 'one' morphed into flight when the bar was pulled in...
by jimmylewis
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Suggestion for a seat harness
Replies: 15
Views: 1660

New O. R. harness just announced!: http://www.oceanrodeo.com/sessionharness.html
by jimmylewis
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Bow-Kite
Replies: 15
Views: 2775

It's hidden: Oops the release was for your leash not handle...http://www.oceanrodeo.com/sessionharness.html
by jimmylewis
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Bow-Kite
Replies: 15
Views: 2775

I tried the new prototype ocean rodeo 'Bow Kite' last week , It was like driving with a continually variable transmisiion....Bar out the kite was neutral in the gusty 12-25 knot conditions...Bar in it was a powerfull wing...After my timid session I was out on my 9 m. Bronco watching Richard (from O....

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