Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Powered on my R2 20m or go smaller

forum for kitesurfers


fat blokes can fly
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 906
Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1999
Gear: Ozone Edge 7, 10, 13, 17.
Best Kiteboarding RP 52cm Bar, 22m lines.
Shinn Bronq 136 x 42.
Flyradical S 128cm.
Brand Affiliation: None

Powered on my R2 20m or go smaller

Postby fat blokes can fly » Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:29 pm

:D Hi, after much help from this forum i purchased a rhino2 20m+bar(which has been modified now) put my own lines on have now got it roughly tuned to how it should be.

:roll: Question is should I go out fully powered when possible to gain max height/hangtime or should I go out on my 12.2airush lift?

Is the r2 20m a good jumper :o ?

Also do you have any advise on line setup/tuning of the lightwind beast?

:thumb: thanks alot :thumb:

Fat blokes can fly

Guest

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 16, 2003 10:23 pm

come on help me out!

please!
:oops:

Dwight
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3247
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: Florida
Gear: Any
Brand Affiliation: None

Postby Dwight » Wed Apr 16, 2003 11:16 pm

Use equal length lines measured bar to kite.

How much wind you use it in, is up to you. The kite can jump as high as any 12m kite. That is huge by anybodys standard. The hang time will be more than your other kite.

toyletbowl
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2694
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Olbrich, Governor Nelson, Tenney, Burrows and McDaniels.
Favorite Beaches: Olbrich on SW and McDaniels on a SSW.
Sheboygan when it blows hard on a NE.
Style: Waves, Twin tip and Foilboards.
Gear: Whatever is available.
Brand Affiliation: Cabrinha, Slingshot, Blade, Axis, NP Surf, Liquid Force, Ozone, Mystic. www.kiteridersllc.com
Location: Madison, Wi. USA.
Contact:

Postby toyletbowl » Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:32 am

had a blast the other day on my r2 20m with a small twin tip. easy to jump and just about flew on it's own when it was parked. great lift in even marginal winds.

User avatar
anthonyd
Frequent Poster
Posts: 258
Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2003 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Gear: North Kites
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: South Africa

Postby anthonyd » Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:26 am

Fat bloke,

I concure with Dwight. I have been out on my 20m when a gust has hit me. My mate on his 14m told me it was really really big!! (The jump that is!)

I way prefer riding my 20m R2 than my 16m R1 in winds up to 18 knots. At least the 20m depowers, untill recently I thought the R1 depowered.

Stick with the 20m and learn to use your edge to slow down and drive the kite to the edge. When you finally cant take it any more then drop down to your 12m.

Hardcave1
Medium Poster
Posts: 188
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: Out front of my house at Brighton, Brisbane
Favorite Beaches: At home
Style: Old school
Gear: 2001 underground twin tip, 2013 North Rebel
Brand Affiliation: North
Location: Australia

Postby Hardcave1 » Thu Apr 17, 2003 9:52 pm

Hi Fat
Try and stay out on the R20 if you can as like everyone says it will jump high but with hang time. Board plays a big part when your cooked on the R20 as you need good edging to get the big jumps. The 12.2 is a great jumping kite as well but without the hang time and would be a lot easier to use to get the same jumps. But I rather stay up their.
Alex.

User avatar
Kiteboarddog
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 825
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Houston, TX USA

Postby Kiteboarddog » Thu Apr 17, 2003 11:10 pm

It seems like a RII 20m, 14m, then 10m would be a good quiver.
I currently have a RI 16m, 12m and RII 20m and the 16 is almost useless in this quiver.
The 16 was my favorite kite.
Joel

User avatar
Kiteboarddog
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 825
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Houston, TX USA

Postby Kiteboarddog » Thu Apr 17, 2003 11:11 pm

It seems like a RII 20m, 14m, then 10m would be a good quiver.
I currently have a RI 16m, 12m and RII 20m and the 16 is almost useless in this quiver.
The 16 was my favorite kite.
The Air rush 12.2 is actual 16 correct?
if so stay on the 20m
Joel

fat blokes can fly
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 906
Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1999
Gear: Ozone Edge 7, 10, 13, 17.
Best Kiteboarding RP 52cm Bar, 22m lines.
Shinn Bronq 136 x 42.
Flyradical S 128cm.
Brand Affiliation: None

Postby fat blokes can fly » Sat Apr 19, 2003 1:00 am

:thumb: Hey Guys just had my first really good session on my 20mr2 12knots + 3-5knot rip in our fast moving creek(wind against tide).

Great session kite was a good boy fast stable, great hangtime. Biggest thing i was pleased with was that when i managed to get dialed into the timing of everything was that I nail a few board off moves thanks to the extra hang time.
Man was i smiling when I came off the water! :D

Hardcave1
Medium Poster
Posts: 188
Joined: Tue Dec 10, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: Out front of my house at Brighton, Brisbane
Favorite Beaches: At home
Style: Old school
Gear: 2001 underground twin tip, 2013 North Rebel
Brand Affiliation: North
Location: Australia

Postby Hardcave1 » Sat Apr 19, 2003 1:49 am

If you want to get a bit more speed then reduce the line length down to 25m. Because the R20 has so much pull the shorter lines don't kill the bottom end to much.
Alex


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], BigZ, Bing [Bot], jeromeL, oonniilo, sflinux and 28 guests