I have a RippEHr 12M 2006-2007 still alive after Vietnam, you wouldn't believe but I was out on 33 knots my weight is 72 kilos only, but was afraid to jump in such conditions because it has enormous jump height even in light wind (freestyle bridle). But to jump high on it you have to be an expert, wave riding is not so easy because I am not used to waves so was eaten by 4 meter waves a couple of time mostly because i was sometimes faster then the kite so lost tension on lines and yeap under 4 meter wave
Some guys told me that this is because of the wind shadow near the beach, so maybe and a lack of experience in wave riding.
The other thing when I bought the kite I wrote a letter to Eric Hertsens and he answered, no way it can happen if you write to Pete Cabrinha or Robby Naish, thats the pluses of a small company. You get an exclusive kite. And here are the minuses of a small company the BAR - is china shit!!! Complete shit it came from 2003 I think no way you can compare it with North or Naish they also made in china but they have quality. I can't understand it because the customer is holding the kite throught the Bar, so in his hands it has to have perfect look and feeling. By the way the feeling is really good throught the shitty bar very light pressure.
The other is NO 1 pump or 2 pump,instead you are getting 6 pump from 2003. Some say it is a better pressure and that usually PROs have kites with 6 pump
so when somebody asking me what am I doing so long I am just saying I am a PRO
So please Mr. Hertsens make a carbon fiber stick with a best quality rubber and thats it, and the bag a piece of crap, just switch 2003 to 2008 or 2009 and I will buy a brand new Rippehr
P.S. 1 or 2 pump please.