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Postby Spiderman » Tue Nov 05, 2002 5:40 pm

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).
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Postby Pedro Marcos » Tue Nov 05, 2002 10:11 pm

Rhino2 14m its a very powerfull kite, u will have to be an experient kitesurfer to handle it in 18 knots. I dont know about the Toro.

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Postby Toby » Tue Nov 05, 2002 10:40 pm

for 10 knots you need the 16 which you might fly up to 20 knots as well, depending on your skills.
The 14 could be to small, but should be ok for 12/13 knots and up to 21 knts.
But with the 14 you should have more fun than with the 16.
My opinion.

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Postby mike » Tue Nov 05, 2002 11:18 pm

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.

Mike

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Postby Spiderman » Wed Nov 06, 2002 10:48 am

Thank's for all the answare, and Mike I wait for your test in week.

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Postby prankster » Wed Nov 06, 2002 3:02 pm

The Rhino 2 14 is as powerful as the old Rhino 1 16, so please take care when choosing your new kite.

Hang time is the best among the most modern kites.

I am 93 kg, and on a North Robo (140 x 41) my wind range for the Rhino 2 14 is about 12-22 knots.

This kite is all about power and lift, not promoting the most relaxed ride...

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Andoni


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