Review for Ocean Rodeo One 2007 14.0 LW Times tested:
10kn to 16knGood:
overall bar pressure
Overall I am very pleased with this kite. I'm been able to replace my 16m C and 12 m C with this one kite. The 14m is perfect for my local conditions. (10-15 kts)
The kite itself is bomber construction and looks great. I wish the deflate valve was a bit bigger. Also, the hoses the connect the leading edge to the struts in my case were too long, causing them to pinch off while trying to inflate. I have seen the same kite with perfect hose lengths. Not sure what the deal is there.
It's very fast turning except on it's bottom end. Consistent pull through the turns which is awesome.
It does need rear line tension to fly so that makes for a little more bar pressure than i'd like. I'm talking just while riding, it takes a bit out of the arms.
Depower is great. But since it is a rear line flyer, once you loose tension on the back lines it will just drop out of the sky, especially in lighter winds.
Overall i like the kite, but i think it's for a bit more advanced users. I think a newbie may have troubles flying it due to the need to keep back line tension.
I've not flown any other brand of this style, so i have nothing to compare to. Everything here is in relation to what i'm use to with my C kites.Rider Profile
Weight (kg): 61-70
Preferred Water: Flat
Preferred Power: Good
Preferred Kite Size: 14.0
Most Used Kite Size: 16.0
Preferred Board Style:
Preferred Board Size: 131-140
Brand Affiliation: Normal Customer
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