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Royal Era Update

Postby Er Presidente » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:56 pm

I keep hearing that there will be an update on the Royal kites and bars
does anybody have additional info or pics?

I own 3 ERAs and i love them. Such a significant upgrade from my previous Cabrinha 07 bows.

I also like the bar a lot now. I changed the defective spring and the safety works very nicely.

The only thing i dont like is that the mini 5th line (which in reality is a 4th line) after using the kite maybe 20-30 times need to be changed. This is something that has to be fixed with the new bar.

Anybody from Royal can give us some updates?

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Re: Royal Era Update

Postby Brent4336 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:12 pm

With a bunch of suppliers to choose from, the era is still my favorite kite to fly.

It looks like Royal has been working hard on both the gear and the service sides of the equation.

The addition of Tyburski as a north american point man was a good move.

I hope these guys can make a go of such a fickle hype driven market as I think their product has serious merit. The industry is certainly better off with them in it.

Both the kites and bar have seen changes since the first ones hit the market.

Covered LE seam, beefed up bridle line/attachment, multiple bar tweaks with options for a longer depower throw etc.

Nothing major... basically refinements to a very nice kite.

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Re: Royal Era Update

Postby KEISER » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:15 pm

the new bar has quite a few upgrades and is very nice. more information on kites and boards will be released in early spring most likely. the new product is killer and aims to please for sure.

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Re: Royal Era Update

Postby Dr. Bording » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:15 pm

I too really like my ERA's. Just got a new addition to my quiver before ging to brazil with some slight changes. Kite flies the same so I'm really happy.

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Re: Royal Era Update

Postby spoetnik » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:10 pm

Check this picture from the newspage on royalkiteboarding.com
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Look like a new bar to me!!

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Re: Royal Era Update

Postby Wetstuff » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:32 pm

Probably one of the most balanced, predictable kites I've owned. (the14M) Backfilled my quiver with 06 Rhinos for more shock & awe.

j i m

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Re: Royal Era Update

Postby singlemalt » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:04 pm

Yes, that is one of the prototype bars that is floating around. Very cool and nothing like the previous bar. Like Chris said, more info will be released soon!

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Re: Royal Era Update

Postby airsurfer » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:52 am

will it still have the front line kill through the bar? I really like that feature.

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Re: Royal Era Update

Postby KEISER » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:46 pm

an upgraded version of that.

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Re: Royal Era Update

Postby GAZZABA » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:15 am

My first full quiver of kites has been with Royal. I have had many kites before but not a full quiver by on brand. I have a 14M,10M, and 8M Era. The kites are awesome and I don't really have anything bad to say. The kites pull a common characteristic through all sizes, they fly like C kites with additional depower. They don't like to fly de-powered beyond a point and all boost higher and turn faster than other kites in the range.

It seems people complain most about the bar, I don't have anything bad to say. The bar is a bit thicker than most and is great. the bar has the iron-heart release which is one of the best release systems. the bar has a secondary saftety that runs though to the chicken loop to a front line.

I hope royal improves but does not change.

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