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Re: Best Gear 2019 - any experiences?

Postby ronik » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:57 pm

Is it mean that the Best has returned? Still waiting for my Best board! Do you know who should I contact now in Europe?

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Re: Best Gear 2019 - any experiences?

Postby Best-Kiteboarding » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:27 pm

We would love to tell you how great the new Roca is but we guess you would not take it from us. We don't pay for reviews, yet we encourage anyone who got a Roca in the last few weeks to share their honest opinion here.

There has been some sort of a review on our FB page:
https://business.facebook.com/watch/?v=516110202245592

You have to click on view comments and then look at the replies to the comments to get to the review.

There have also some reviews on a german forum

http://forum.oase.com/showthread.php?t=174945

Use google translate to make sense out of it if you don't happen to speak German.

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Re: Best Gear 2019 - any experiences?

Postby betonklinker » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:14 am

Received Roca v3 last week, it took 10 days for delivery. So, this weekend i tested Roca 14m and 12m. I already own TS 8 10 and 12. Owned the Kahoonas before. Not affiliated with Best, i just ride their kites.

First impressions:

Not much canopy fluttering in the air.
Build quality looks good.
Notably higher bar pressure than TS
Tighter (pivot) turning circle than TS
Better low end on 12 Roca than 12 TS
Flies forward in wind window.
Could upwind on 14m in 10-11knots @68kg
Tried couple of jumps and jump transitions, didn't do loops yet.

I will further test TS 12 and Roca 12 and then decide which one to keep/sell.

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Re: Best Gear 2019 - any experiences?

Postby obojarski » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:02 pm

Any other reviews on the Roca V3 by chance?

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Re: Best Gear 2019 - any experiences?

Postby richrips » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:08 pm

betonklinker wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:14 am
Received Roca v3 last week, it took 10 days for delivery. So, this weekend i tested Roca 14m and 12m. I already own TS 8 10 and 12. Owned the Kahoonas before. Not affiliated with Best, i just ride their kites.

First impressions:

Not much canopy fluttering in the air.
Build quality looks good.
Notably higher bar pressure than TS
Tighter (pivot) turning circle than TS
Better low end on 12 Roca than 12 TS
Flies forward in wind window.
Could upwind on 14m in 10-11knots @68kg
Tried couple of jumps and jump transitions, didn't do loops yet.

I will further test TS 12 and Roca 12 and then decide which one to keep/sell.
How did you get on with all your Best kites? Particularly interested in the 12m sizes. Any more feedback would be great!

Many thanks, R


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