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New Rhino 07 valves suck!

Postby Plinky07 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:20 pm

Has anyone has have troubles with the Rhino 07 bladders?

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Postby Dwight » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:35 pm

What is the problem?

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Postby Morfin » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:44 pm

Yes, the post's subject is kind of gressive, and the the post itself is not.
What seems to be your issue?

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Postby Charlier » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:19 pm

no problems for me, they are the best valves i have used. Loving the 2 pump system, Think the way that the struts are locked off automatically by the leading edge is brilliant

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Postby k2ski3 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:58 am

I just pumped up my new 10m today for a test flight on the beach in 40'F weather.

I absolutely love the 2-pump system especially after pumping 8-struts on Monkey Griffins regularly. It is a nice clean system that is hard to notice.

I liked my first impressions of the kite in sub-adequate winds 8-12knots. Plenty of bar pressure, super stable in the air, solid construction, and good pull through turns.

I can't wait to get it out on the water!

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Postby ToastSYN » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:30 am

Is the rhino setup like the vegas07???

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Postby Dwight » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:22 am

ToastSYN wrote:Is the rhino setup like the vegas07???
yes

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Postby booster1111 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:12 pm

I have a 10 and 14 R07. No problems (yet) If kites are stored the wrong way, there might be a chance of problems. Otherwise the kites especially the 10 are very nice. I had to play with the trim to get rid of the high bar pressure of the 14 and to further improve the lowend of the 10 (1 knot leader down)

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Postby kiterfreak » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:42 pm

I just bought the 14 and waiting till saturday for the first try. I'm sleeping with her (just kidding). I pump it up at the store and agree with charlier. You can not deflate the struts without deflating the LE. It is a well thought design. But I think that deflating the struts will take a bit longer and it may get difficult to fold it at the beach with wind and sand. I will see this saturday

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Problems with the T-valves

Postby Plinky07 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:44 pm

The third time I used my 9 meter kite one of the t-valves broke. I couldn't get a spare bladder, since the kite was just getting in the market. I changed the bladder for one of the Rhino 06, which was the only one I could find. That was the end of the 2-pump system, since those bladders do not have the T system. The worst part is that another t-valve broke after that, I had to do the same thing all over again. I think that the shape of the valve does not resist the preassure of the main bladder. Don't think that I over pumped the kite or anything and I didn't even leave it in the sun for long. May be it was just bad luck!
I got it all repaired. I had to pump the struts bladders individually. Other than that the kite is really great...


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