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Er Presidente
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North Rhino 2008

Postby Er Presidente » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:49 pm

is it already available in US?
has anybody tried it yet?

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Re: North Rhino 2008

Postby Oooops » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:50 pm

It's been in Oz for a couple of weeks now. Review here:

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/topi ... C_ID=35171

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Re: North Rhino 2008

Postby Dwight » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:00 pm

Oooops wrote:It's been in Oz for a couple of weeks now. Review here:

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/topi ... C_ID=35171


I think the reviewer was wrong to dismiss the Rhino for wave riding. The Rhino is super powerful. You don't wave ride with a 12m. Use the 9 or 10 and consider the fact that this kite is completely stall and backside proof. You cannot make this kite fall. This makes it my favorite wave riding kite.

It has the power to get me out of trouble ON DEMAND, and it won't come down no mater what you do on the wave. So just surf and forget about it.

Then when you're in the mood to boost. It will put a huge smile on your face.

10m, one kite quiver. Don't waste money on more sizes.

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Re: North Rhino 2008

Postby bordy » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:00 pm

Hi Dwight,
Some questions about the low-end of the new rhino08..
I owned a rhino07 12 meters and now I own a rebel 08 12 m.
In the place I live the wind is often 11-15 knots...
I love the low-end of the rebel.. in my opinion slightly better of the low end of rhino07 ( because of the lighter weight of the rebel..)
What about the low-end of the rhino 08? even better than rebel 08?
Do you really think the 10 meters rhino08 can replace a rebel08 12 meters ? :?: :?: :?:

Thank you :bye:

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Re: North Rhino 2008

Postby Dwight » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:22 pm

bordy wrote:Hi Dwight,
What about the low-end of the rhino 08? even better than rebel 08?
Thank you :bye:


Yes


bordy wrote:Hi Dwight,
Do you really think the 10 meters rhino08 can replace a rebel08 12 meters ? :?: :?: :?:

Thank you :bye:


Yes, but if you ride wind that light all the time, I'd probably ride a 12m anyway.

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Re: North Rhino 2008

Postby flipper231 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:09 pm

hey guys... ok bought one, end of season prices do make sense whereas 2009 Rebel price is a bit out of my league. So I bought the 12m for those 15-17 knots winds with lulls at 10knots and gusta at 22-25 knots. Since this is all within the kite's range I am sure it should handle it and I may go for a 9m to handle those 25 knots with gusta at 30 to 33 knots and lulls around 15... Yess some of us are stuck in those conditions, no waves, 3 foot chop fresh water. So I will give the 12m a good run for the money and see how well it stays in the air when it goes from 10 to 20 knots in 2 seconds, and drops to 12, 20 seconds later... I heard the Rhino was pretty stable, we will see.

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Re: North Rhino 2008

Postby Wetstuff » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:54 pm

I try almost everything .. and I've had at least one Rhino in my truck for years. Of the four I have at the moment, the 2008 14M is my very favorite. I'm about 190lbs - don't try anything fancy anymore (I won't take the beatings any longer..) ..but - I love to jump - and this kite is like a hang glider ..it is soooo floaty and easy.

I make the hopeful assumption that I get a wee-bit better each session, but this 14 seems have something (Mmmm!?) that my other kites do not have. I learned many kites ago - "A New Kite will make me better!" is Bullsh/t ..but, unlike a couple of others I have, this one is not holding me back.

j i m

...and I am sure there are other kites that do the same exact thing for other people.

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Re: North Rhino 2008

Postby Wetstuff » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:02 pm

.........and! I just got back from 2 hours of about 15-18kts and had another great session. The water was dark green/gray with small witecaps. The only thing half wrong: I could not avoid bumpy water. I have learned to like speed and when you're smashing chop - it's just not as fun and timing is difficult. There was just too much open fetch and I didn't have the time to kite up the bay.

I had two 12's with me ..and usually I would have put one of them up because smaller kites are faster, but the R-14's 'Up Button' is just too seductive. Fly it up - pull down on the bar ...and take off. You can land fast or slow ..take your pick. You can keep it up and cruise ...or bring it down to about 5 meters off the deck and wrestle the sh/t out of it with a deep edge. I does not seem to have any specific bad habits. I haven't found any anyway...

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Re: North Rhino 2008

Postby Tweaky » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:48 pm

anyone flown the 08 12m Vegas/Rhino/Rebel back to back?

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Re: North Rhino 2008

Postby clydesdale » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:31 pm

north rhino prices are a bit silly vs. other companies. even shops don't discount much on older rhino's. i know someone will respond you get what you pay for but spare me, unless the kite lets me shit gold bars and date jessica beil. until prices come down ill look elsewhere.

p.s. at least a few kite co's will go poof in this economy.


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