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matth
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Gear: 8m,10m, 12, EVOS, 15.5 Switch Helium, 12m Flite. Shinn Monk 32x 41, Monk 37x44, King Gee,
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Prodigy??

Postby matth » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:26 pm

Who's flying them and what do you think. Some reviews make it sound like a beginner kite, whatever that is. And most others say it's a great all around kite, and pretty good wave kite. I also have read its good in gusty wind and depowers really well, all attributes I really like. I have a 12m Flite and love it, But I was thinking Prodigy for the high wind days..7m and a 9.5.

madworld
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Local Beach: Northern California.
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Gear: Ocean rodeo Prodigy.
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby madworld » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:56 am

I have them and love them, best all around free riding kite, lots of range, very stable, works in waves etc etc Bla Bla . :rollgrin: :rollgrin: :rollgrin:

I have 18 years of kite-boarding experience. Good from beginner to expert to old man. :thumb:

adamj2281
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Style: Surf mostly, some freeride
Gear: Ocean Rodeo Razor 8m, Prodigy 12m, Roam 7m and 9.5m
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby adamj2281 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:50 pm

I had one, and it's a good all-around kite, decent booster, works really well in gusty conditions. I've since switched to the Roams just because I'm 95% of the time on a surfboard. I've only flown the 14.5m Flite, but the Prodigy has a similar feel. I would highly recommend it for smaller sizes to soak up gusts, it's great for that, better than the Razor and certainly the Flite.

matth
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Favorite Beaches: Wing, West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog
Style: Freeride
Gear: 8m,10m, 12, EVOS, 15.5 Switch Helium, 12m Flite. Shinn Monk 32x 41, Monk 37x44, King Gee,
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby matth » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:00 pm

sounds good thanks..

matth
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Style: Freeride
Gear: 8m,10m, 12, EVOS, 15.5 Switch Helium, 12m Flite. Shinn Monk 32x 41, Monk 37x44, King Gee,
Mako Duke
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby matth » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:12 pm

Thanks for reviews on Prodigy.. sounds like it would do the job.

I just picked up a Duke and have to say it is a fantastic surfboard for me. I have owned others and nothing has come close to the smoothness of this board. Just eats chop and messy waves like no other IMO. Love it!!!

adamj2281
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Style: Surf mostly, some freeride
Gear: Ocean Rodeo Razor 8m, Prodigy 12m, Roam 7m and 9.5m
Ocean Rodeo Mako Duke/Jester
Nobile 2HD
Brand Affiliation: Ocean Rodeo
Location: Charleston, SC

Re: Prodigy??

Postby adamj2281 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:07 pm

matth wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Thanks for reviews on Prodigy.. sounds like it would do the job.

I just picked up a Duke and have to say it is a fantastic surfboard for me. I have owned others and nothing has come close to the smoothness of this board. Just eats chop and messy waves like no other IMO. Love it!!!
Agreed, I will always have the Duke in my quiver, I ride a more traditional shaped surfboard if the waves are decent or spaced out well, but always go back to the Duke. Jester is fun as well.

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Re: Prodigy??

Postby alford » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:08 am

matth wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:26 pm
Who's flying them and what do you think. Some reviews make it sound like a beginner kite, whatever that is. And most others say it's a great all around kite, and pretty good wave kite. I also have read its good in gusty wind and depowers really well, all attributes I really like. I have a 12m Flite and love it, But I was thinking Prodigy for the high wind days..7m and a 9.5.
Matth, why not stay with Evos?

matth
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Style: Freeride
Gear: 8m,10m, 12, EVOS, 15.5 Switch Helium, 12m Flite. Shinn Monk 32x 41, Monk 37x44, King Gee,
Mako Duke
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Re: Prodigy??

Postby matth » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:24 am

alford wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:08 am
matth wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:26 pm
Who's flying them and what do you think. Some reviews make it sound like a beginner kite, whatever that is. And most others say it's a great all around kite, and pretty good wave kite. I also have read its good in gusty wind and depowers really well, all attributes I really like. I have a 12m Flite and love it, But I was thinking Prodigy for the high wind days..7m and a 9.5.
Matth, why not stay with Evos?
I'm keeping the Evos to share with my son who is taking up kiting, they are 2016 and I love them. I just want to build a second quiver and really like OR kites.

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Brand Affiliation: Ocean Rodeo

Re: Prodigy??

Postby zig zag » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:41 pm

Great all rounder.. the president of Ocean Rodeo rides these everyday!

I've flown them for over 6yrs now and they weren't even around when I took lessons flying a Razor!

its a set and forget kite.. in the gusty conditions it soaks up and drifts well! my favorite is the 7m for those windy days over 35knots!

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Re: Prodigy??

Postby SENDIT! » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:25 pm

Disclaimer: I sell these and many others...

Matth,
Last year I had the Flite 17/12/8 combo and have now shifted to the 17/12 Flite and 9.5/7 Prodigy. I flew the CRAP out of my 9.5 while I was in the OBX a couple of months ago. I have always liked that 9.5 Prodigy anytime I've ever been on them in the past. I don't know why I waited so long to finally get them. They eat the gusts up like snacks. I've not gotten out on the 7m yet, as I mostly plan to use that when we're been advised to evacuate. :lol:
At any rate, don't let the "beginner kite" description from someone else throw you off. It's got plenty of performance to offer! :thumb:


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