Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Short Review Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 6.5 / 9

Find reviews of kites, boards and accessories


User avatar
pim
Medium Poster
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:33 pm

Short Review Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 6.5 / 9

Postby pim » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:36 am

little update on the kites , had some time on it now and i am
realy impressed !! had a sesion yesterday was out on the gypsy
25 / 30 knots lots of power and very predictable ,
my friend was out on a 9 crosbow and he was supprised i had power enough
with such a small kite ( before the sesion he said , you are going out with
this small kite?!? )
ride it on the frond med setting and the back fast setting for now, will
experimend a bit . quality is gread and i realy like the simplicity of the kite
and the bar !!! first time a swivel that works .
ride them 90 % of the time with my rawson quad ( gread board but thats another story )
the kites are very good for waveriding , very fast if you put them on the fast setting
bar pressure is just right ,enough to feel where the kite is . you can trim the kite
to be ultra fast and if you put them on the slow setting they are gread for wake style .
overall realy happy with the kites !

bought them from www.skybanditz.com , gread service and free shipping !

BBQFish
Frequent Poster
Posts: 296
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:57 am
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: Holland
Favorite Beaches: Bergen, Cumbuco, Capetown, Maroochydore
Style: wave
Gear: North Rebel 2013 9m2 & 7m2
North Kontakt 6.0"
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: short review WAINMAN HAWAII rabbit 6.5 / 9

Postby BBQFish » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:55 am

Can you put these Rabbits on top of eachother without it getting messy?? :lol:

User avatar
pim
Medium Poster
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:33 pm

Re: short review WAINMAN HAWAII rabbit 6.5 / 9

Postby pim » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:15 pm

i think you will see them multiply like rabbits for sure !!

Cvaradero
Medium Poster
Posts: 187
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:57 pm
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: Varadero Town
Pond Road beach NL, Canada
Favorite Beaches: Varadero, Cuba
Pond Road Beach, NL, Canada,
Style: Wake-style/Freestyle/Surf
Gear: OR
Location: Canada

Re: short review WAINMAN HAWAII rabbit 6.5 / 9

Postby Cvaradero » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:01 pm

hey pimp any pics you can show??

i think Lou and Franz know what they are doing, i will like to try their product, i am interested in their boards an 12m and 9m kites. what about the bar?

cheers!!

smilekite
Rare Poster
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:07 am
Kiting since: 2004
Local Beach: North Wales, Whittstable
Favorite Beaches: Rhosneigr, Seco Island, Hayling Island, Boracay
Style: freerider
Gear: kites: WAINMAN, boards: Cyclone 6" surf board, Shinn Pro 132 x 41
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: short review WAINMAN HAWAII rabbit 6.5 / 9

Postby smilekite » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:18 am

Hi there,

I have a bought 2 Wainman Rabits. the Gypsy (6.5m) and the smoke (9m), no need for the 12m boss for me really.
they are amazing kites, super quick, amazingly grunty. As an all round kite it is what I have been looking for, great for surfing due to its speed in the turns, and insane for unhooking (a real old school grunty pull to it).
Wainman has bought the excitment and idea of kiting being an extreme sport back into the World so I thank Lou.
I found a great review of them at

http://www.kiteverde.com

take a look.

smilekite
Rare Poster
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:07 am
Kiting since: 2004
Local Beach: North Wales, Whittstable
Favorite Beaches: Rhosneigr, Seco Island, Hayling Island, Boracay
Style: freerider
Gear: kites: WAINMAN, boards: Cyclone 6" surf board, Shinn Pro 132 x 41
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: short review WAINMAN HAWAII rabbit 6.5 / 9

Postby smilekite » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:22 am

Cvaradero wrote:hey pimp any pics you can show??

i think Lou and Franz know what they are doing, i will like to try their product, i am interested in their boards an 12m and 9m kites. what about the bar?

cheers!!



Lou hasn't got any of the boards in production yet. As for the bar it is the ea\siest bar I have ever seen very simple to use and in line with the rest of the kit, looks super pimp (have seen pictures of all the Wainman kit at

http://www.kiteverde.com

jimm1909
Rare Poster
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:16 am
Kiting since: 99
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Short Review Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 6.5 / 9

Postby jimm1909 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:38 am

pim wrote:little update on the kites , had some time on it now and i am
realy impressed !! had a sesion yesterday was out on the gypsy
25 / 30 knots lots of power and very predictable ,
my friend was out on a 9 crosbow and he was supprised i had power enough
with such a small kite ( before the sesion he said , you are going out with
this small kite?!? ) Luxury Hotel Honolulu
ride it on the frond med setting and the back fast setting for now, will
experimend a bit . quality is gread and i realy like the simplicity of the kite
and the bar !!! first time a swivel that works .
ride them 90 % of the time with my rawson quad ( gread board but thats another story )
the kites are very good for waveriding , very fast if you put them on the fast setting
bar pressure is just right ,enough to feel where the kite is . you can trim the kite
to be ultra fast and if you put them on the slow setting they are gread for wake style .
overall realy happy with the kites !

bought them from www.skybanditz.com , gread service and free shipping !


sweet thanks for the information. i was wondering this exact same thing.

i guess ill check out skybanditz.com

-jim

travelerphotography
Rare Poster
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:55 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: I live here on Oahu, Hawaii so I kite Kaneohe Bay, Kailua and Mokuleia.
Favorite Beaches: The lakes by my cabin in Pilot Point, Alaska. I also like Cayman Islands, Aruba and Hatteras.
Style: Surf, Skim, Wake
Gear: LF and Cabrinha
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Short Review Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 6.5 / 9

Postby travelerphotography » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:12 am

Hey, I was wondering how these kites are for beginners. I havn't flown one yet but I am thinking they might be good for my students. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Also, I'm doing a lot on the snow AND on the water and was looking for a little info on their snow performance, ie snow relaunching etc.

Traveler
www.DesertWindKiteboarding.com

Chooch
Frequent Poster
Posts: 363
Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:52 am
Kiting since: 2006
Favorite Beaches: Chapin Beach, Cape Cod MA
West Dennis Inlet, Cape Cod MA
Puclaro, Chile
Anywhere in the Gorge or Oregon Coast
Style: Wakestyle/Strapless Surf Skim Wakeskate
Location: Gorge

Re: Short Review Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 6.5 / 9

Postby Chooch » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:58 am

The kites relaunch great on the snow. Best part is that they will revers relaunch when the wind is super light....its a must have feature for LEI's on the snow.

I know there are some schools using the Rabbits for teaching. A great kite for newbs cuz you can set the kites to slow with heavy bar feedback and the construction is bomber for those hard crashes.


Return to “Reviews”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest