RRD Kite replacement.

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Longwave
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Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:19 pm

Does anyone can let me know which Switch kite might replace an RRD obsession 9m MKVI(2014)? Nitro comes in 8m and 10m , Element comes in 9m but it is probably not as powerful as the Obsession. Thanks.
Faxie
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Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:24 pm

Bridled freestyle.... go for the Element ;) Can't go wrong ;)

And the low end of the EV2 is very good. Don't have to worry about that :D
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Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:19 pm

+ 1 for Element V2
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Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:48 pm

RRD 09m. if we are talking about Power I would have to compare with NitroV2 08m. size...but NitroV3 is out there with all improvements and without any doubt if you have to choose a Kite equivalent size would be NitroV3 08m. I have Nitrov3 and ElementV2 and Element it has not the power comparing with Nitro,if you want to have power in Element you would have to buy ElementV2 11m. in relation with the RRD 09m. power...
Years ago I was testing RRD Religion and RRD Obsesion but nothing compares with the hang-time,power,turning speed that NitroV3 has....
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Longwave
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Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:00 pm

The new Obsession MKVI 9m is a very fast turning kite with a very good low end and my wife loves it BUT there is a big safety issue with the RRD bar system. As I fly Methods V2 I know how good and safe the Switch V2 bar is (even if the grip is not the most comfortable around). My wife is not much into freestyle but she likes the quick snappy and dynamic feel of the RRD. I can see the Nitro 3 matching her needs better than the element but I am a bit concerned to get an 8m...
Longwave
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Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:23 am

I can add that the Method V2 11m doesn't have the power of the Obsession 12m so if the Nitro 3 has about the same power (for the same size ) as the Method V2 then the Nitro 8m won't work as a replacement for the obsession 9m.
Thoughts?? Advices??
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Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:02 am

Longwave wrote:I can add that the Method V2 11m doesn't have the power of the Obsession 12m so if the Nitro 3 has about the same power (for the same size ) as the Method V2 then the Nitro 8m won't work as a replacement for the obsession 9m.
Thoughts?? Advices??
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About Nitro3 in 08m. if you test one you won't want to hear about Rrd anymore...
Nitro3 has much more power than Method2...I don't know who told you that Nitro3 has the same power than Method2 but sure that he/she doesn't tested Nitro3 to feel its power...
If you want to change your quiver with better power,higher jumps and hang-time your kite is Nitro3...What you have to do if you want stronger emotions then buy it in 10m. size and go out there with strong winds...then you will know what is the nearest thing to heaven...
...So what I think you're looking for is Nitro3 10m. that will work as a replacement of your Rrd 100% sure...
I hope that you find your perfect size to replace your kite...I can only say that Nitro3 is the best kite I've had it ,and the cheapest prices that you can't compare with the abusives prices of the other brands... ;)
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RRD 09m. .................1040Euros(in 10,5m. size would be 1100Euros)
SWITCH NITRO3 10m. ....743Euros ( and Life Time warranty and Money back if you don´t like the Kite...!!...)
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Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:44 am

Obsession is way more powerfull than element. It's a fast and powerfull kite, very nice for old shcool but don't like it for unhooked freestyle.

Element is fast but not very powerfull, feels and fly better for unhooked tricks.

Didn't fly the nitro but if you are more in sent jumps than unhooked, nitro will be, I think, closer to the power of obsession.

Obsession is a very good kite for old school and advanced freeride but I disagree marketing saying "freestyle". Maybe it's because in freestyle I read unhooked :D

By the way, I would love testing nitro3 but they are not on the beach around here... and I just completed my element quiver with 2 combat so I will not buy another kite soon :lol:
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Faxie
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Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:21 pm

The Passion is their freeride kite...but maybe the Element is more comparable to the Vision.
Longwave
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Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:28 am

Obsession/Nitro and Element/Vision that makes kind of sense. Thanks .
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