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Rapture2 16.5 first impression

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Rapture2 16.5 first impression

Postby kiterfreak » Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:59 pm

This kite ROCKS, the feelling is really SMOOTH through out the window.

The wind was light so I rig it using the low wind settings at the wingtips. I needed to shorten the back lines using the knots under the bar floats and also tight another knot in the rear pigtails.

Going upwind was ridiculous. Everybody was doing the walk of shame because of the light wind except me. Bar pressure is NONE. Turning?, the same as my RageII 17, so was great for me. Very stable in the air. Depower?; well, what can I say,WW are the experts. Jumping?; I'm still learning to jump so no opinion here.

It came with the tubing for the one pump system. But I prefer pumping each struts since these tubings give me no confidence that in a crash the may pop out.

In summary, I love this kite. Can't wait for a good wind day.

Thanks and congratulations WW for a great kite design.

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Postby pdqmach26 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:28 pm

What bar were you flying it on?

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Postby BiteMe » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:38 pm

Sounds like a good low wind test for the 16.5m. Can you give some more details on wind speed, water (chop, flat), board size, and your weight?

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Postby knut » Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:46 pm

How is the lowend compared to the RageII 17?


Thanks,

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Postby kiterfreak » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:14 pm

I was using 2006 CC bar. My weight is 200 pounds. Sea was chopy. Wind around 10 to 12 mph. Board either LF WLF 130 or North Dragon L (138). It has a couple mph better low end than the RageII 17m.


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