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 Post subject: 2012 RRD obsession help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:08 pm 
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I have ridden RRD obsessions for a few years now and love the speed and fast snappy power..

Currently have the 2009 12m, 2012 10.5m and 2011 9m...

I weight 82kg ride a 134cm board. Now I really like the 2009 12m but am thinking or upgrading to 2012. The short time I rode my 10.5m 2012 it struck me they are slower and less grunty than the 2009 but jump and float better. My concern is - is the 2012 obsession 12m really good low end like the 2009 and does it turn almost as fast ??

thanks


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 RRD obsession help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:28 pm 
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i have à 2010 obsession 9m. it's the best kite I've ever owned in the 11 years I have been kiting.
was out today and the low end and speed is amazing. I will ride this kite until it falls apart.


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 RRD obsession help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:11 pm 
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yes the 2009 and 2010 were essentially the same kite with colour changes... the 2011 is when it changed more,

anyone riding the 2012 12m ??


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 RRD obsession help
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:32 am 
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I ride the 2012 RRD Obsession 12m. its a pretty fast kite considering its size. I love this kite, wouldnt trade it for anything. huge boost and hangtime, medium bar pressure. unhooking in this thing is great. I highly recommend it. :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 RRD obsession help
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:45 pm 
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cottiPR wrote:
I ride the 2012 RRD Obsession 12m. its a pretty fast kite considering its size. I love this kite, wouldnt trade it for anything. huge boost and hangtime, medium bar pressure. unhooking in this thing is great. I highly recommend it. :thumb:


I agree with CottiPR.

Check your private messages.


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 RRD obsession help
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:57 pm 
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I own the 2010 obsession 10.5m, it has a good windrange, but ugh, I am so glad I bought a new kite, because this kite has bad construction and I don't like the light bar pressure and the quality of the lines. Anyways I had a great time with this kite, my first kite, but I am mostly influenced by the fact that the strut on the far right had a huge leak (I think it is in the connection from this strut to the main bladder).

Did they improve the quality of the kite in the 2011 and 2012 models?


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 Post subject: Re: 2012 RRD obsession help
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:26 pm 
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The Obsessions have steadily been getting more power year over year. I'm now riding a 7 in conditions where I used to ride 9s.

There is an adjustment in feel to the from the 2009 and 10 obesssions to the 2012, but I feel the speed is in the same ballpark.
-Jeff


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