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Rippehr v5 Review ?

Postby horaciolyon » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:54 am

Hey, anyone of you had tried the EH Rippehr, I’m looking for a high wind kite and I’m interested in it but I haven’t found any recent reviews. I liked the Ovando very much but apparently for really high winds the Rippehr can be a better alternative (more top end). What do you think?

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Re: Rippehr v5 Review ?

Postby panchito » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:37 pm

I don´t think they are out yet ... but if you can´t wait go for the 09 Rippers .... I´ve got an 9 & 6 for our Tarifa east winds and they are fantastic kites for high winds .

I have not found the top end of the 6m yet ...... 40 knots and I still had half trimer left over...



PS. 73 kgs on a 134 x 42 board

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Re: Rippehr v5 Review ?

Postby lemeouttahere » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:19 pm

Rippehrs do love a bit of wind!!
The new rippehrs hold on a bit longer, eg a new 10 feels similar power wise to the old (checkered canopy) 9m.
Top end for me on this is high twentys(kts) I weigh 67kg and ride a 129.
As for higher winds iv heard rumours of a 7m Rippehr, that would be the bad boy high wind toy!
There isn't a lot of bar throw, kite is managed better through board control. Ideal for my short arms! Can't stand being bent double reaching for a bar!
All in all great kites, does take a while to get use to them but well worth it!

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