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Rhino 04, 20 qm - rumours about recall-back action???

Postby ralph » Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:57 am

I heard a rumour about a call-back action from North for the 20qm Rhino 04 due to bad flying performance. I bougth myself one end of April but only had a chance to try it out last week.
The wind was about 3 Bft (10 knots) with slightly choppy water. I used the Jaime pro 128, which is definately on the small edge. I could just ride in the gusts, apart from them no chance at all. The kite was pulling but did not stay at 11 clock.
Then I tried my Skoop2, 14.5qm and surprisingly I could ride and even go upwind! Now I have serious doubts about the Rhino04 20qm and I am wondering, if the rumours are true.

Can anybody give me some information please!!!

Take care,

Ralph

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Postby Cumulus » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:12 am

I have a 20sqm R4 and it goes well. You must have the line setup completely wrong.

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Postby marc13 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:44 pm

Mine is working fine.. no problem at all! Good kite..

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Re: Rhino 04, 20 qm - rumours about recall-back action???

Postby Al_Kiter » Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:19 pm

ralph wrote:I heard a rumour about a call-back action from North for the 20qm Rhino 04 due to bad flying performance. I bougth myself one end of April but only had a chance to try it out last week.
The wind was about 3 Bft (10 knots) with slightly choppy water. I used the Jaime pro 128, which is definately on the small edge. I could just ride in the gusts, apart from them no chance at all. The kite was pulling but did not stay at 11 clock.
Then I tried my Skoop2, 14.5qm and surprisingly I could ride and even go upwind! Now I have serious doubts about the Rhino04 20qm and I am wondering, if the rumours are true.

Can anybody give me some information please!!!

Take care,

Ralph
Ralph, unless you weigh less than 65 kg, if you can stay upwind in 10 knots with a skoop2 14,5 and a Jaime Pro 128 you're my hero. please come down to Barcelona sometime to teach us your technique :wink:

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Postby ralph » Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:52 pm

So what is the best setup for the lines then? I tried the back lines same length as the front ones and I couldn't stear the kite at all since the backlines were hanging. Then I shortened the back lines by about 15 cm and I had the feeling this was the right setup.

But I am glad to learn the best setup - so please help me out!

Thanx,

Ralph


P.S.: He, I am not one of the guys who run along the beach with a wind-meter in their hands. They annoyed me during my windsurfing times already! So forgive me, when my calculation from Bft. to knots is not correct - I am used to Bft and it was on the upper corner of a 3 Bft at that day.

(By the way - the Skoop 14.5 is an excellent kite!!!)

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Postby blondin » Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:57 pm

:D
the skoop starts to 13 kts..


change the adjustments of the north .to shorten the length of the backs (second or third nodes ) connect on the adjustment power of the fronts 8-10 kts it's ok...add 13 meters to have a larger window :thumb:

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Postby KiteVol » Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:14 pm

How does everyone have their Rhino 4 20's tuned...backs Longer, shorter or even lines?


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Postby KiteVol » Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:25 pm

Bump...

Tuning Help..Thanks

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Postby Toby » Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:29 pm

this is not true, I heard nothing like this.

Hard to say how the lines have to be trimmed.
You just need to set the bar and adjuster to ull power, and the the tips of the kite should oben up, but not too much.
Try to feel the point, where it opens up too far and llosing power.
The the backlines have to be longer.
If the kite doesn't open at the tips when you fully power the bar, then the backlines are too long and the kite too depowered.

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