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North Rhino 6 9.0m and 12.0m

Postby consumer » Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:50 am

Ridden by someone who isnt a complete kook and not affiliated with any company, hence my name, consumer.

The kite is fucking badass, like AWESOME badass. i've ridden a crossbow 12.0 to compare, and lets just say i'll stick with the classic shape for now,

The R6 is like an R5 but with the grunt when you want it, but RANGE as well. what i noticed is that the kite is so SMOOTH, it does EVERYTHING perfect jumping is amazing, and the smooth delivery of power means great for nowhip. The turning speed is not too fast, and what i really liked is the 9.0 m flew almost exactly like the 12.0, it just turned faster. Great for those of you who hate jumping on another size kite to readjust.

I can't stress how good it's manners are. what a gentleman of a kite. But what an amazing performer. You would wonder how a kite could be better than the rhino5 or vegas, but here it is. It's not a tremendous leap forward in raw performance, even though it is pretty damn good of one.
For 2006 I'd say that the most noticable and important change is North has really improved a kites ettiquette. It makes me more in control of whats going on whereas with other kites im a victim of the conditions, e.g. gusty, shifty, shitty wind.

Ken winner definitely knows his shit.

by the way the black/blue/white color combo is absolutely SICK, love it.

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Postby Dwight » Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:11 am

I got the same colors. I agree.

Camera phone photo of mine.

Gusty wind does not exisit with these kites.
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Postby Mak_Man » Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:49 am

What sizes do are you gonna get Dwight?

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Postby ced31 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:01 am

Can you tell more about wind range, particurlarly for the 9. At the moment, I use the R5 9 and I find the top end exceptional (around 40 kt gust for 80 kg).

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Re: North Rhino 6 9.0m and 12.0m

Postby heffe » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:43 am

consumer wrote:Ridden by someone who isnt a complete kook and not affiliated with any company, hence my name, consumer.

The kite is fucking badass, like AWESOME badass. i've ridden a crossbow 12.0 to compare, and lets just say i'll stick with the classic shape for now,

The R6 is like an R5 but with the grunt when you want it, but RANGE as well. what i noticed is that the kite is so SMOOTH, it does EVERYTHING perfect jumping is amazing, and the smooth delivery of power means great for nowhip. The turning speed is not too fast, and what i really liked is the 9.0 m flew almost exactly like the 12.0, it just turned faster. Great for those of you who hate jumping on another size kite to readjust.

I can't stress how good it's manners are. what a gentleman of a kite. But what an amazing performer. You would wonder how a kite could be better than the rhino5 or vegas, but here it is. It's not a tremendous leap forward in raw performance, even though it is pretty damn good of one.
For 2006 I'd say that the most noticable and important change is North has really improved a kites ettiquette. It makes me more in control of whats going on whereas with other kites im a victim of the conditions, e.g. gusty, shifty, shitty wind.

Ken winner definitely knows his shit.

by the way the black/blue/white color combo is absolutely SICK, love it.


Hey consumer, what were you riding before?

Thanks,
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Postby Dwight » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:16 pm

Mak_Man wrote:What sizes do are you gonna get Dwight?


9, 12, 16.

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Postby Wawando » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:47 am

ced31 wrote:Can you tell more about wind range, particurlarly for the 9. At the moment, I use the R5 9 and I find the top end exceptional (around 40 kt gust for 80 kg).

40 knots??? your wind is different than ours...

About Rhino05 and Vegas05 grunt, it has as much as i want...

R06 must be really sweet if it is as i am imagining.

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Postby evilgun » Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:24 pm

how is it upwind, would you recommend it for a beginner?
thanks , that is a badass looking kite, by the way!

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Postby Dwight » Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:01 am

evilgun wrote:how is it upwind, would you recommend it for a beginner?
thanks , that is a badass looking kite, by the way!


It would be politically correct to say the kite is not for beginners. But, the kite is super easy to use and fly, more so than some beginner kites from prior years.

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Postby Phillipp » Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:01 am

Any problems with the safty system opening by mistake????? I thought it may open when riding blind or hitting it by mistake...

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