HJ11 wrote:Don't get me wrong.. I like both kites but all i want to say that the RippeHR is not that fast as they say it is. It's a fine kite for a beginner. It can be compairt with the waroo.
I liked the EZE better because my bodyweight is 95kg and there is a mega pull on the frontlines (CL). It is like hooking in behind an truck... The Eze is not as quick as the RippeHR but has more hangtime and because it has less barpressure you can make a lote of graps during your flight .....
Disagree completely on the Ripper description by HJ, and do not recommend it for beginners.
The Ripper is a kite for advanced to expert riders and it starts revving nicely around 14 knots. Most our customers that have these are either freestylers or hard core surfers.
BTW, the Ripper was the original Ultra flat kite, the Eze came after and is flatter and higher AR to milk the last bit of power out of it.
The Eze was designed as a high performance kite for light wind conditions or heavy riders, the 13 Eze should have had a different name and is a light wind kite in its own class.
I see a 12M Ripper and a 13M Eze in the image, well, if you want to compare these 2 you should have a 9M Eze next to the 12M ripper, those 2 kites have similar power.
The Beast is a low AR, user friendly grunty kite with low bar pressure, this kite is used by many schools and rental places for its user friendliness.
my 2 cents,
Talking about hangtime and Ripper. We just won a big air event.
Race results for the Kiteboard4Kids competition in Cabarete
1th Luis Alberto Cruz 58kg Ripper 9M
3de Bobo Corniel 82kg Eze 11
pics found here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric_herts ... kite4kids/
***: the Waroo comparison ... , like comparing a Lada with a Porche...