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EH Rippehr, bow or ultra flat?

Postby dirkydiggler » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:51 am

Not being familiar with the brand EH, I had to check up on the kite. Is this kite a 2nd gen bow or the new Bruno design? A few photos made it look too flat to be a 2nd gen bow, and some didn't look like the ultra flat.
I couldn't find many shops that carry the brand and few pics.
Any help?
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Postby Bozo » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:08 am

There is only one 2ng Gen (ie ultra flat)bow being produced at the moment and that is by Wind-X

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Postby tenebaum » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:22 am

I wanted to post this question too.... now that dirkydiggler has already post it.....

was googling photos for the rippehr but can seem to get some pictures thats close to bruno's photos on his website....

anyone who has a rippehr, can you get some shots... i notice, from the pilot's view, you can see almost all the struts....
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Bruno's Prototype on the 2nd generation bow
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WiND-X 2nd generation Monsoonz Bow
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Postby tradewind » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:32 am

very flat pure bow , EH does produce in smal numbers and updates a line like the ripper each time eric thinks he found a better cut , so there have been a couple more versions than two already -some pics tomorrow :bye:

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Postby EricHertsens » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:01 am

goto URL:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric_herts ... 425430831/

to see of our current and older designs, our latest proto's are ultra flat and super high AR.

The ripper is flat and high AR
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new proto, 6.5M ultra flat in 15 knts, 65kg rider
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Ripper 12 black and new ultra flat 6.5 Eze kite (proto) same rider can use both same wind
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Postby tenebaum » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:34 am

Thanks Eric!

Got this photo from http://www.seattlekitesurfing.org/forum ... ight=windx

a wind-x kite taken from a similiar angle as EH's....

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I believe that they have the same type of flatness.... but from Eric's pictures, its hard to see if the kite has a concave TE?

You can see the concave TE on this picture....

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but in my opinion, both EH and Wind-x came from the same concept and it has been tweaked by both Eric of EH and Edmund from Wind-X and should cater to different riding styles but with some features that might just cater for all!!

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Postby Bozo » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:00 am

EricHertsens, just to clairify when you say your new proto's are "ultra flat" does that mean they are of the new bruno design with the spaces between the struts and canopy?

Just making sure.

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Postby Experimental player » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:39 am

Hey Bowzo
Thats a good point. Theres been a few kites like this.
JN was first werent they? Hopefully they put 5 patents on it!! or 7, 8,9 depending on how many struts.

Im lead to believe the leading edge rolls further around when inverted :lol:

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Postby max » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:58 am

just a comment about the rippers....and Bruno's design....i believe the following to be correct...though please correct me if you know better....


EH designed his flatter SLE high aspect Ripper before Bruno started designing the ultra flats...


Wind-x has designed their kite based on Bruno's ultra flat design...


and Erics new flatter than rippers proto in the pic does not have the space between the ribs and the canopy....

this material joining the strut to the canopy was originally seen in the JN kites and i think Bruno developed the same idea separate to JN but after it had already been done...

the idea is to help prevent the nosedive and subsequent inversions...

having said that....the rippers i have ridden for over a year now have never showed signs of inverting and though i never ride them at the very top of their wind range, i have caused them to float backwards in the window after a serious crash with no ill effects at all....

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Postby HelldogBE » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:18 pm

tenebaum wrote: I believe that they have the same type of flatness.... but from Eric's pictures, its hard to see if the kite has a concave TE?
the ripper2 seems to have a straight TE, would love to test it!


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