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Ocean Rodeo Razor... This kite is not....gBoring.

Postby Do-it » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:37 am

I wanted to write this review for bad asses like me who are searching for a kite with more performance/ different performance than their current kites are offering. I know there are many options out there, but if you're like me, getting your hands on a demo is no easy task...even if you are a bad ass. Some times you have to say fuck it, and put your money on black. So here we go.

Background- I consider myself as an intermediate who has been kiting for 2.5 years. I can do double front and back rolls both directions as well as back roll transitions, board grabs, and pussy loops. I currently fly a 12 rebel , 9naish charger, 17 flite.

I really enjoy flying the kite, so I wanted a faster tighter turning one. At first, I was torn between a razor, dice, rpm , vegas and slightly interested in the core. Why slightly? Glad you asked. Volkswagen... I've known a lot of people that have owned a Volkswagen and bottom line is they are pieces of shit. So between that, WWII, and SupaEZ I've decided to scratch core off the list.


I chose the razor due to a combination of things;

1) ocean rodeo has great customer service. They answered every single email usually within hours. I had a lot of questions due to the lack of reviews on this kite.
2)They have 30 day return policy as well.
3)The flite is a great kite.
4)Great price.
5) Maple fucking syrup

Review- Disclaimers- I've only had two sessions consisting of 12 hours.

Winds were 14-17mph on the first day. I had been riding my 12m rebel for about an hour paired with my lite wave wing. I couldn't resist the urge to fly my new 10m razor. As I was pumping up I received some very questioning looks from fellow kite boarders on every pass. I drift launched the kite, but it took me a few minutes to get it launched. Not quite as easy as my other kites. As soon as I get it up I feel the power and speed. To my surprise, I was easily able to get up on plane using my 146 lite wave wing. Yes, I had to work the kite a bit,and at times I was underpowered, but this kite was so fun to fly. The wind started to average out around 16mph which led to me trying a backroll/kiteloop. I'm not sure if I've previously been looping too low or what, but this time when i looped i was pulled so much harder than any other kite which fucking slammed me into the water very hard. I was impressed at once. The rest of the day I worked on sended loops? the rest of the day to try and adjust to the yanking power of this kite.By the way, every other kiter was on at least a 14.


Day two. Slightly better conditions. 15-20mph 16.5 average I didnt even think about the 12 rebel. I went straight for the 10 razor and lite wave wing first. Which is kind of funny. I've always thought of that as a light wind board but it rockets me upwind and enables me to do 2-3 loops a tack opposite of the 2-3 tacks per loop on my 140 custom. Now, I think I would rather board up and fly a smaller kite. Litewave Dave...... I need a 137 wing......help a don't say that out.
Sorry, got side tracked.
On the second day, after the adjustments to the increased power of the loops I was landing 85% of my loops. The local photographer asked if there was something wrong with my kite because of how hard/far I was getting yanked horizontally. This kite is a fucking blast. Scary fun. Which is exactly what I was looking for. After getting punished on the first day, I realized it was much easier to reverse launch this kite. A little tug on both rear lines and this kite pops off the water.

I've run out of time tor the moment, but I'll be happy to answer any q's I can.

If you want a kite that has balls and doesn't lick them, this is your kite.

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Razor... This kite is not....gBoring.

Postby AdrenalinDriven » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:41 am

One of the funnier and better reviews I've ever read. Did you unhook at all? Always found the kites interesting. Only have flown them a couple of time and they are definitely powerful just don't know how it would hack proper wakestyle.

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Razor... This kite is not....gBoring.

Postby Do-it » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:05 am

AdrenalinDriven wrote:One of the funnier and better reviews I've ever read. Did you unhook at all? Always found the kites interesting. Only have flown them a couple of time and they are definitely powerful just don't know how it would hack proper wakestyle.

I only unhooked for one pass because I don't know what the fuck I'm doing and was in fear of getting my arms ripped off. I haven't really got into unhooking yet so I'm not really sure what to look for. I know ocean rodeo makes another kite called the cypher that is supposed to be better for that style. Glad you enjoyed the review.

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Razor... This kite is not....gBoring.

Postby paulie » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:47 am

Although I am not hardcore wakestyler I was impressed with it's unhooked performance. The venturi flaps seem to make a difference....

http://forum.kitecrowd.com/kitesurfing/ ... 26514.html

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Razor... This kite is not....gBoring.

Postby matth » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:13 pm

Don't the Germans make Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsches, and Rebels?

And WWII, I heard that was George Bushs fault.
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Re: Ocean Rodeo Razor... This kite is not....gBoring.

Postby SupaEZ » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:18 pm

Do-it wrote:
Some times you have to say fuck it

pussy loops.

Volksvagen are pieces of shit.

So between that, WWII, and SupaEZ I've decided to scratch core off the list.

Maple fucking syrup

kite which fucking slammed me into the water

adjust to the yanking power of this kite

This kite is a fucking blast.

A little tug on both rear lines and this kite pops off

a kite that has balls and doesn't lick them
This review is not rated g
:D

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Razor... This kite is not....gBoring.

Postby matth » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:21 pm

SupaEZ wrote:
Do-it wrote:
Some times you have to say fuck it

pussy loops.

Volksvagen are pieces of shit.

So between that, WWII, and SupaEZ I've decided to scratch core off the list.

Maple fucking syrup

kite which fucking slammed me into the water

adjust to the yanking power of this kite

This kite is a fucking blast.

A little tug on both rear lines and this kite pops off

a kite that has balls and doesn't lick them
This review is not rated g
:D

I think you forgot "can you help a n##a out"

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Razor... This kite is not....gBoring.

Postby Do-it » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:45 pm

matth wrote:Don't the Germans make Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsches, and Rebels?.
what is the difference between a bmw and a porcupine?

With a porcupine the prick is on the outside.


Supa- This kite isn't G rated either. It likes to fuck wind in the ass. :o

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Razor... This kite is not....gBoring.

Postby ORSales » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:54 pm

Wow.

So, all of the office staff are killing themselves watching this thread refresh right now. One of the more hilarious reviews I've ever seen.

Stoked you liked the Razor! We should get you to review more of our gear!

John Z ~ OR

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Razor... This kite is not....gBoring.

Postby windybrit » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:06 pm

Your review is informative and amusing, but why with your decent command of language is
it necessary to be profane too... it adds nothing to a good review.


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