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Postby Guest » Sun Sep 15, 2002 10:16 am

Hi guys, i'm 192cm and 93 kg I want buy the Rhino 2, I had a rhino 16 and it was perfect for me , now I'd like to buy it again plus a Rhino 10 and I'm wondering if also buying a Rhino 20, does anybody know if there is a little or a big difference between Rhino 16 and Rhino 20, which is the minimum wind range for a Rhino 20?

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Sun Sep 15, 2002 12:08 pm

Hi Anonymous,
Don't know about the 2003 kites but there are loads of riders around here on 2002 Rhino 16's, great kite. A mate of mine also got the 22.5 but then got rid of it because he said it was really close to the 16, (which has a pretty good low wind range anyway) but the bigger kite was way slower and really just a cruising machine.
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Postby Dwight » Mon Sep 16, 2002 1:03 pm

On 2002-09-15 11:16, Anonymous wrote:
Hi guys, i'm 192cm and 93 kg I want buy the Rhino 2, I had a rhino 16 and it was perfect for me , now I'd like to buy it again plus a Rhino 10 and I'm wondering if also buying a Rhino 20, does anybody know if there is a little or a big difference between Rhino 16 and Rhino 20, which is the minimum wind range for a Rhino 20?

I have the exact same decision to make. I use the 16m Rhino more than any other size. I also have the 22.5 Rhino.

From reading user comments on the 20m and 16m x2 combination, it’s clear that a 20m and 14m are a better spacing. I look at what x2 riders say because I expect the Rhino 2 to be similar, although with more low end power.

I found the gap between my 16m and 22.5 Rhino to be close.

I have decided to build my kite quiver around my most used size, the 16m. I will suffer slightly having the 20m be close in power. I would rather do this, than be slightly under powered riding a 14m in our most common summer wind speed.

Buying the 16m, also leaves me with a perfect gap to the 12m, another kite size that works very well for me in the winter. I hold my 12m in very high winds and prefer not to use smaller sizes than 12. If I bought a 14m, that would make a 10m my smaller kite choice. That’s too small for me.

My wife wants me to buy a 14m for her to ride when I’m on the 20m. I may be forced to buy both.

There are many things to think about when making the decision. Good luck!

If you get your Rhino 2 before me, give us a report.

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Mon Sep 16, 2002 1:15 pm

Re: Buying the 16m, also leaves me with a perfect gap to the 12m

Lot of people using this combination around here too, with Rhinos/Fuels and other low end sluggers.
16m from 10-20, 12m from 15-25.

Most of the riders around here are 70-85 kgs, if you weight 93kgs I think a 10m will probably be a pretty high wind kite.

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Postby Toby » Mon Sep 16, 2002 4:54 pm

I love my X2 14 and the 10. Ihave the 12 as well, but don't need it, since Iprefer the 14. No I'm thinking of getting something about 18 for lighter winds.

So if you want 3 kites, I recommend 10-14-18/20
The 16 is too close to the 20 and the 12 is too big for stronger winds.

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