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Eleveight RS review

Postby bmcfiv » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:44 pm

Alright, trying to contribute where possible. I use this site all the time so I plan on reviewing all new gear.

Just rode the RS14 for the first time... love it, super meaty!

I was looking for a third, low wind kite for my quiver (my other 2 are hybrid c's), and after trying a number of other kites, I tried the RS14 and felt like it was ideal for the type of conditions I'm looking for.

There is a lot of power. When you sheet in the power is immediate and significant. I believe it's good for beginners since it's a bow and bombproof, but coming off an NV and Zephyr, this kite is faster and more dynamic so should be able to keep intermediate and advanced entertained.

Flys middle of window, I believe makes a decent wave kite but not designed for it. Super steady. Very easy relaunch.

So the biggest surprise for me is it's ability to boost. In 18 kts I hit a small wave kicker and shot up 30 ft... that is ridiculous. Also, coming down felt like I was in an old folks home elevator. Basically a top end freeride kite.

Overall I highly recommend.

Boosting in light wind!
Tons of power
Excellent quality

Bag could be a little bigger

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Re: Eleveight RS review

Postby john a » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:33 am


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Re: Eleveight RS review

Postby Bartolo » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:39 pm

Nice boosting and looping also in smaller size, I think 7m...

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Re: Eleveight RS review

Postby downunder » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:22 am

well, as someone else noted, it might be bigger than the actual written size, depending on how you look at it :)

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