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 Post subject: New RRD Race board for 2012
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:34 pm 
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http://www.robertoriccidesigns.com/equipment/index.php/kiteboarding/news-kiteboarding-01.html

and this is the wind force requested to start planning
with a RRD K-RACE 70:

13m -> 10 knots
16m -> 7 knots
18m -> 5 knots


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 Post subject: Re: New RRD Race board for 2012
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Surely if you can plane with an 18m in 5 knots, then a 13m will need less than 10 knots? It must be a very inefficient 13m kite and very efficient 18m kite?

Mathematically, the 13 should have 13/18 gives 28% less pull, with will actually be even less noticeable since a smaller kite is faster (normally) and hence can sweep more wind.

And isn't wind force proportional to wind speed squared. 10 knots have 400% more energy available than 5 knots per sq meter of kite sail I would think? This wind range table looks suspect?


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 Post subject: Re: New RRD Race board for 2012
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:51 pm 
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Who have testing new RRD, what impressions about it?


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 Post subject: Re: New RRD Race board for 2012
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:28 pm 
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I've tried the new RRD board due to my Royal board again is delayed ..
nice board, it has good finish. very stiff and impressively fast .. I like it :-)
but I'll just have to try it with the right fins :)


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 Post subject: Re: New RRD Race board for 2012
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:49 pm 
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should have your board soon I bet. already have the Royal boards in the bay area and heard yesterday the RRD boards will start rolling in in March. tons of fun ahead. should have a good mix of Mikes lab, Royal, RRD and NJS on the line this season. Vectors, Tectonics, Rista's.

Keep an eye on Mexico starting March 11 will have all these boards and fins represented there. Prob no NJS yet.


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 Post subject: Re: New RRD Race board for 2012
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:50 am 
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chris-these wind ranges are probably only a guide.my biggest is a 16,but i'd be happy with a 13 as my smallest, and could still have fun in sub 10 knots.

disappointed, theirs no front strap in the new 2012 boards,for when its really light and you can't get on the rail.


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 Post subject: Re: New RRD Race board for 2012
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:55 pm 
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bobbi o wrote:
disappointed, theirs no front strap in the new 2012 boards,for when its really light and you can't get on the rail.


You mean a front strap on centerline? or a centerline strap for your rear foot? I haven't seen any boards with a centerline strap for your front foot.


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 Post subject: Re: New RRD Race board for 2012
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Does one really need a strap if its too light to even get on the rail?


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 Post subject: Re: New RRD Race board for 2012
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:35 pm 
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any news or tests of the North 2012 green edition ?


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 Post subject: Re: New RRD Race board for 2012
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Looks like RRD is way ahead in fast shapes. Again.


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