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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:44 pm 
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Wawando wrote:
Hi Trant!

Why shouldn't r05 suit new school? It seems perfect to me. I am not a newschool performer but the required characteristics are all there, no?
- 5thE is PERFECT to re-hook (grab 5thE & hook at the same time) or for when you missed a handlepass ;-)
- Turns on a dime
- Depowers as hell
What is missing? Jumps too high? I can live with that ;-)

Maybe it depowers too much so hasn't enough constant pull? You can adjust that by trimming.

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Wawando,
I was just breezing through the review forum and came upon a comment of yours"grab the 5thE&hook at the same time".Would love to know what you mean as i am about to start trying un-hooked moves for the first time.
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Wawando wrote:
Hi Trant!

Why shouldn't r05 suit new school? It seems perfect to me. I am not a newschool performer but the required characteristics are all there, no?
- 5thE is PERFECT to re-hook (grab 5thE & hook at the same time) or for when you missed a handlepass ;-)
- Turns on a dime
- Depowers as hell
What is missing? Jumps too high? I can live with that ;-)

Maybe it depowers too much so hasn't enough constant pull? You can adjust that by trimming.

See you!



Wawando,
I was just breezing through the review forum and came upon a comment of yours"grab the 5thE&hook at the same time".Would love to know what you mean as i am about to start trying un-hooked moves for the first time.
b.


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Trant wrote:
I bought a Rhino V 16m on Saturday

My abilities = Been kiting for nearly 2 years and I'm just learning double front rolls (i.e. I'm pretty bad ;o) )
I'm 200-210lbs (90-95 kgs)

vs Fuel : Rhino turns faster again and is much easier to depower in the gusts. Fuel rides quite fast but is definitely set up for "New School" which is just not what I'm doing.



Hi Trant, any view on upwind ability, low-end power, and feedback from the bar compared to fuel 17? Thanks.


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I had a R5 16 and I changed it for a R5 18. The 16 is very bad under 15 kts (for my 80 kg). I found it closer to a 14 than a 16. The upper end is not far from 25 kt (gust).

Now I have a 18 which is better in the low end but a bit slow compare to 16. The high end is good too (22-23 kt gusts).


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Helpful info ced31, thanks. Do you find the kites go upwind fairly easily compared to others you may be familiar with?


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I find going upwind is easier and awesome when you are in the top end. In the low end, I find that it is not as good as another 4 lines kite. I think it is due to the "Y" too short done by the front lines. This "Y" makes you loose power in low winds.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:39 pm 
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Interesting. I wonder whether that is general thing with 5 line kites using a Y connection.


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