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Short Review Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 6.5 / 9

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:36 am
by pim
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 !

Re: short review WAINMAN HAWAII rabbit 6.5 / 9

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:55 am
by BBQFish
Can you put these Rabbits on top of eachother without it getting messy?? :lol:

Re: short review WAINMAN HAWAII rabbit 6.5 / 9

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:15 pm
by pim
i think you will see them multiply like rabbits for sure !!

Re: short review WAINMAN HAWAII rabbit 6.5 / 9

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:01 pm
by Cvaradero
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!!

Re: short review WAINMAN HAWAII rabbit 6.5 / 9

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:18 am
by smilekite
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.

Re: short review WAINMAN HAWAII rabbit 6.5 / 9

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:22 am
by smilekite
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

Re: Short Review Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 6.5 / 9

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:38 am
by jimm1909
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

Re: Short Review Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 6.5 / 9

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:12 am
by travelerphotography
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

Re: Short Review Wainman Hawaii Rabbit 6.5 / 9

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:58 am
by Chooch
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.