So, I have been reading alot of posts, and have seen a bunch of uncertainty about the kites.
I fly the kites on a daily basis and have taken a more active role in the company as the North American Sales Manager. I am also a very good friend of Lou's.
We have one series of kites, the Rabbit Series. It consists of a 6.5,(Gypsy) 9(smoke), and 12(Boss). Each size is called something different and has different graphics.
The kites are sick, I love them and ride them. They turn super fast and have a good steady feel. Also, they do jump very well, as good as any kite I have flown. (People think that because of the low aspect ratio, they do not jump)
I don't want to over push a product, I definitely am not bashing other companies. I want to tell people that Wainman Hawaii has finally got a good sick product that we are happy with.
If anyone has questions, please by all means ask them.
Also, I always urge people to try any kite before you buy something. Let me know where you are located, and I will see what I can do. (I am in the Gorge next week, and will have some extra kites.)
I hope everyone is getting some good kiting in.
Thanks for your post as I do have some questions.
1) Will they produce a larger kite in the future(15m)? BTW- I like how the sizes run every 3 meters as this means you can have a 4 kite quiver for all wind conditions. Larger riders will need a bigger kite for light wind. Who is the kite designer? Where are they made?
2) What is the story with the twin tips you are riding? Will they go into production? Will Franz's go into production? Seems as though you guys are riding your own custom boards? What sizes will be available? Where are they made?
3) Are the Jimmy Lewis designed surfboards the same shapes as are already out there or are they new designs for Wainman Hawaii? Will different rockers be available? Alot of people prefer a faster rocker for riding in the gorge, bay area, lakes, mushy waves etc?
4) What will the prices be? When will they be available? Do you buy direct from Wainman Hawaii? When will the website be up?
Only 4 questions in 20 parts. Ha. I'm sure I left other questions out. Thx
I have seen a few Rabbits at our local spot. Nice to see how well the 6.5 performs when most other kite are a good size bigger.
Jumping ability is definitely present in the kite.
Shawn i was also impressed to see you take victory in the Course Racing while using the Rabbit.
This simple looking kite outperformed the highly advanced technical kites.
But as the saying goes: "its not the kite, its the rider"
It's possible to have a wind range table?
gipsy from XXX to XXX for XXX kg rider with XXX board
smoke from XXX to XXX for XXX kg rider with XXX board
boss from XXX to XXX for XXX kg rider with XXX board