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New RRD Race board for 2012

Postby bobbi o » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:34 pm

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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Re: New RRD Race board for 2012

Postby ChristoffM » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:37 pm

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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Re: New RRD Race board for 2012

Postby MoscowKite » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:51 pm

Who have testing new RRD, what impressions about it?

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Re: New RRD Race board for 2012

Postby HenrikBaerentzen » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:28 pm

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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Re: New RRD Race board for 2012

Postby stefaans » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:49 pm

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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Re: New RRD Race board for 2012

Postby bobbi o » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:50 am

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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Re: New RRD Race board for 2012

Postby davesails7 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:55 pm

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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Re: New RRD Race board for 2012

Postby ChristoffM » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:54 pm

Does one really need a strap if its too light to even get on the rail?

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Re: New RRD Race board for 2012

Postby pouch » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:35 pm

any news or tests of the North 2012 green edition ?

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Re: New RRD Race board for 2012

Postby ELLINAS » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:37 pm

Looks like RRD is way ahead in fast shapes. Again.


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