violinistapazzo wrote:Hi, someone has some experience or feedback about the Rrd Obsession 15m?
Some recent reviews?
Are you asking about 2013 or 2014?
My 15 just came in but it's been cranking so haven't tried it yet.
There is a real difference from the 12m or the 13.5m? Does it have the delta grunt dragging you downwind like a truck with heavy bar pressure?
Is going to be good for high jumps and old school? Good hang time?
I really couldn't find anything interesting about it on the web...
I have a 2012 13.5 and I know it was definitely different from the 2012. The 13.5 allowed me to kite in some light winds and upwinded exceptionally well as long as the lulls where not incredibly long. In higher winds, 15-20 mph it was great for boosting. I used to focus a lot on boosting but now I've gone with playing around on the surfboard and it allows me to spin 2-3 times with the surfboard in hand if that gives you any indication. I've taken the 2012 15m out as well in light winds and mid teens and had a blast. If you are experiencing lots of bar pressure, you ought to tune your lines. I only feel a lot of bar pressure when I'm at the high end wind speed for whichever size.
The hang time is definitely there if you fly powered up or lit. If you are kiting towards the low end, I think it serves best as a freestyle performer. Where I'm from the wind tends to increase quite a bit every down so I do freestyle early on, if I don't want to switch kites when the wind picks up, I just boost. The smaller sizes definitely boost really well. Feel free to PM me if you have other questions. I'll try and get a concise review soon on my 12 and 15.