I had a North Rhino9.3 for about 4 months. But I did not really have fun with the Rhino9.3. Only in a small windrange when every kite is fun.
I even thought that when the wind blows harder >25knots kitesurfing is no fun.
Man, I was wrong. FYI Instead of the Rhino9.3(2 kitequiver 16 + 9.3 Rhino), I now have a AB2002 11.8+8.4 and a Toro8 (3 kitequiver)
To me the difference between the Rhino9.3 and Toro8 is immense. I really have fun now when the wind blows harder >25knots. I even started singing while kitesurfing
So I can fully understand the reason why North does not make the Rhino2003 smaller then 10m and advises the Toro(Dutch importer allready says this about the Rhino2002)
So what's the difference?! Of course difficult to explain, but I'll try:
The Toro8 is as fast as the Rhino9.3 but not as nervous. No strange behaviour. The power is more constant. It handles the gusts and still does not loose a lot of power in the lulls. Also even more stabil. And better depower. The lift is the same or even better, I just need a little bit more wind in comparison to the Rhino9.3.
It feels like flying my AB2002 8.4(my favorite) but at higher windspeeds.
So like flying your favorite 11-12m kite nicely powered up, only the kite is 4m smaller because actually the wind blows harder
Looking at other posts I see more and more kiters have noticed the same thing. Like in this post: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kitesurf/ ... threaded=1
>> So in smaller sizes, this will be my kite until someone launches something
even better. In bigger sizes, though, nobody will stop me from riding the
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Sake on 2002-08-16 01:40 ]</font>