Today I tried Brian's GLK 2015 Ocean Rodeo 17 M flite kite and was impressed by it's flying abilities. The kite didn't feel like a big kite, lightest of bar pressure, quicker then expected pivots, short bar throw, the slightest bar movements caused a precise kite movement. Great for doing downwind carving. Great upwind and downwind performer. I used it while others were on 12 M kites and still felt comfortable with it. I didn't vary from the fully depowered mode the entire time, plenty of power.
I liked the 17M OR but not sure I would purchase it. Maybe a 15M would work better for me on lighter days.
Après ski again with Jerry and Craig this time at the Schoolhouse Grille.
|17M Ocean Rodeo Flite Kite|
Ocean Rodeo's Mako Duke Board
TOW: 4:00 - 7:30
Gear: Again demoed the Mako Duke directional board and the Ocean Rodeo 17M flite.
Once the wind picked up I got down to the default 11M and 140 board.
Water Conditions: Warm, normal chop
Weather: A delightful mid-80s and sunny
Wind: 10-25 from west mainly
Highlight: Demo of a 17 M Ocean Rodeo Flite
Schooled: Big kite riding and Directional board heel and toe-side