*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 267 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 27  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: EH OV (Ovando) - Update
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:00 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:29 pm
Posts: 344
Not everybody likes/wants one pump scott..


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: EH OV (Ovando) - Update
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:49 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:56 pm
Posts: 2387
RDM wrote:
Not everybody likes/wants one pump scott..


keen observation, but willing to bet there is a sizable number that do! Having flown the EH's for sure enjoyed them, but once you've only had positive experiences with one pump kites, the thought of going back to pumping at times fussy individual struts would do my head in!! :wallbash:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: EH OV (Ovando) - Update
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:20 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2002 1:00 am
Posts: 1801
Location: Cape Cod, MA USA
biggins wrote:
forgot to mention the depower strap is quite nice with a pull for depower and a "lift up" for more power. Better imo than the below bar set up since they sometimes jammed up. Haven't used the depower yet of course with a 7m, but it's quality. 7m has great low end, but I really would like to try out the 11m soon for us "heavier guys" I think the 7m could be a one kite quiver for the under 70kg folks though...I'm still working on my gut. ;)

j


Sounds great. I wonder what the top end is like on the 7?

I look forward to your review on the OV 11.

Ed


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: EH OV (Ovando) - Update
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:29 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:07 pm
Posts: 292
Like ScottM i'm also spoilt with the one pump. With about 1 year experience i am looking for a light wind kite as well (10-13 knots) taking into consideration that my technique is not as good as an intermediate kiter. I have a 10 m Cab which I am only able to take from 14 knots off. For the past 2 months looking for a suitable light wind kind (me: 50 kilo's).Anyone a suggestion? The website of EH says that the Ovanda is only for experienced kiters (must be a reason for that). The other types on his website look like ordinary bow kites. mmm puzzled :baby:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: EH OV (Ovando) - Update
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:11 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2004 6:56 am
Posts: 3751
Location: Kailua, Hawaii, currently riding EH and OR kites (2013 Razor rocks!)
ScottM wrote:
RDM wrote:
Not everybody likes/wants one pump scott..


keen observation, but willing to bet there is a sizable number that do! Having flown the EH's for sure enjoyed them, but once you've only had positive experiences with one pump kites, the thought of going back to pumping at times fussy individual struts would do my head in!! :wallbash:

Gee.. I don't think I'll try one because they don't come with pink pigtails...... after having flown a kite with florescent pink pigtails, I realize how convenient it is to see the pigtails from afar. Saves me at least 30 seconds from having to walk up to my kite just to check on 'em. Yup, gotta have pink pigtails or I wouldn't even dare to consider it.... :cheer: :duh:

:rollgrin: :baby: :rollgrin:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: EH OV (Ovando) - Update
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:28 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:04 pm
Posts: 712
nomorebikinis,

at your weight, you probably won:t need a big kite, ever...have you tried a light wind board? They make a HUGE difference in light winds, and are easier to swap out than a kite, big kites kind of suck imo. just take two boards to the beach and swap out as winds increase/decrease.

btw, I didn:t find anything difficult about the ovando, but I wouldn:t suggest it for a total beginner I suppose.

j


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: EH OV (Ovando) - Update
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:40 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2002 1:00 am
Posts: 1756
Location: Miami @ 6" Flat Butter!
biggins wrote:
Hi,
I'm not affiliated with EH kites, buy all my kites/boards like everyone else and recently purchased a 7m Ovando.
I was waiting until I got to test it in good winds before posting.

j

Nice review :thumb:

How that compares to the 8m Pulse2 than,
as far as low end, steering speed and reverse relaunch :?:

DrLightWind


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: EH OV (Ovando) - Update
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:06 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:04 pm
Posts: 712
DrLW,

Honestly, I sold the Pulse pretty quickly so didn:t ride it all that much...wasn:t really to my liking. Turning is much faster on the Ovando, never relaunched the pulse so don:t know, and low end is better on the Ovando. but that:s just my opinion...my buddies love their Pulses, so horses for coarses I guess. really just different kites.

j


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: EH OV (Ovando) - Update
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:43 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:39 am
Posts: 544
nomorebikinis wrote:
The website of EH says that the Ovanda is only for experienced kiters (must be a reason for that).

I think they are saying that it's not a nice stable park and ride truck.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: EH OV (Ovando) - Update
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:15 am 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:56 pm
Posts: 205
Location: Cabarete, Dominican Republic
gbleck wrote:
nomorebikinis wrote:
The website of EH says that the Ovanda is only for experienced kiters (must be a reason for that).

I think they are saying that it's not a nice stable park and ride truck.


Not a truck but more like my car 450HP Impreza STI rally car... super stable, fast and predictable but needs an experienced rider...

E


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 267 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 27  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group