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 Post subject: Rap2 6.5 out on a "victory at sea" kind of day
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:28 am 
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Below is link to a short clip of a RAP2 6.5 from today in 20-40+ mph winds at Oceano Ca. Here are two nearby ikitesurf graphs.

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Not spectacular action but it's worth noting that given the wind range today the Rap 2 makes it look (and feel) like moderate wind.

47 seconds of video in Windows Media Video V9 format

720x480 resolution - 8.2MB http://www.freshgale.com/6.5Rap2.wmv

320x240 resolution - 2.9MB http://www.freshgale.com/6.5Rap2_lowres.wmv

Me (165lbs) and another local rider (205lbs) went out on this kite today and it had enough low end to keep both of us going in the lulls. Even at the peak gusts the bar pressure stayed nice and light. This kite is amazingly stable for such a small kite in heavy gusty condistions.

In retrospect I think I would have been fine on the 9m but with a storm from better to be safe.

I'm not ready to give up my "traditional" high aspect kites but the Rap2 was made for these kind of days.


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These condition are what these kites are made for it seems .
Thanks for the post :thumb:


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