On 2002-11-05 17:40, Spiderman wrote:
I have Rhino I size 12.0 and I need much power .....I think to buy a RHINO II 14.0 in order to replace the 12.0 ( for the range 10/ to 18/20 knots) for over 20 knots I have the Thoro 10.0 .....You think it's Ok for to cover the range until 25/27 knots?
My weight is 78 kg. and my board is 140 ( BD wakestyle custom).
Tanks for all the answare.
If you are not in a great hurry, I can post some comments in a few days (after the week-end). I have the RhinoII 14 for a couple of weeks now, but only had the chance to try it out in marginal conditions.
Twice in 11-12knots on a WT137. I could keep upwind but not fun.
Once in 20 knots or just above that, again not much fun (I did manage a couple of jumps which were crary high). I switched to a Toro 8 after that and I was reasonably powered up. The perfect size for me that day would have been the 10.
I'm 65kg and I estimate that the wind range for me on my WT137 is 13-17/18 knots. It's a powerful kite and from the little I used it, it gave me the impression that it has similar pull as deeper profile kites (Toros), ie also requires lots of leg/board pressure to keep it to the edge of the window. Hangtime is definitely better than the Toro.