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Packing up the North Rhino

Postby Er Presidente » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:38 pm

It's such a pain..anybody knows clever ways to pack it smaller? shall I remove the battens at the wing tip?

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Re: Packing up the North Rhino

Postby Puetz » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:11 pm

hey dudes,

I've had the 16m for a while now and this is what I have found. Just roll the kite from one end to the other but fold over the tip battens parallel to the roll. Then fold the entire kite in half or even thirds. Put the fucken thing in the bag and bingo your done. You don't get bigger than the 16m and it is easy enough. By the way if that fails, just stuff the fucken thing in the bag and be done with it, work it out next time, the kites aren't that dainty and a little stuffing won't hurt them.

cheers for now,


ps I'm starting to like my Rhino 08 16m, good old grunt for the big guy!

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Re: Packing up the North Rhino

Postby Jurriaan » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:35 pm

I have resolved the problem on my Rebel 12m by packing my kites in a hurry a couple of times. Result is that all the battens are broken.

I took them out, don't feel a big difference flying the kite, but it sure packs a lot easier!

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Re: Packing up the North Rhino

Postby Oooops » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:36 pm

Not sure about the new Rhino, but the I resolved the packing issue with my 08 Rebel 12m simply by packing the traditional way (i.e. roll from each wing tip towards the centre strut, keeping the leading edge fairly lined up as you roll, then fold loosely in half lengthwise (place one roll on top of the other roll..). Finish by folding twice widthwise from trailing edge towards leading edge. End of with a nice clean package and battens don't get in the way when folding.

Before that I used to always roll from one wing tip towards the dump valve at the other. This may be good for getting rid of air in the leading edge bladder but I found that the battens would get in the way when trying to fold.

Worth a try with the Rhino...

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Re: Packing up the North Rhino

Postby 5score » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:36 am

This works for my 2007 Rebels, and should work for 2007 Rhinos.

1. Starting at the end away from the dump valve, roll so that the tip batten and first rib are parallel until you get to the first rib.

2. Then, roll along the leading edge until you get to the dump valve.

3. Weight the rolled portion of the kite with a sand bag or your board. Move around and roll the tip batten parallel with the other small rib up to the dump valve.

4. Fold in a "Z". If you rolled the tips right, there should be an easy fold between the LE battens and the tip battens.

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