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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Wainman Hawaii
Size: 05m
Type: SLE
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Storm kite for advanced riders

Designers goals

Natural strength
BUNNY, by its nature, is strong and rigid. It has what it takes to survive and excel in higher winds and rough surf. The extra-reinforced construction makes it a great tool in demanding conditions, and his friendly character will give you all the confidence that you need to charge when the going gets rough.

Gusty winds
In many kite spots in the world, when the wind gets cranking, it is often gusty and inconsistent. Due to the turbulence created by the air hitting the shore, the wind can vary wildly. Wind conditions that go from totally overpowered to marginal in just a few seconds can cause even the calmest riders to lose their cool. In order to keep you looking cool, instead of like a tool, we made sure BUNNY can handle such situations quite well. The design of BUNNY is calculated to allow it to depower with just a short move of the bar. This, along with great low-end power and famous RABBIT swing provide a rider with the momentum necessary to handle lulls between gusts. 

Waveriding
Surfing with a kite is one of the most amazing feelings to be had outside of the bedroom. And when the right conditions occur at your spot, you want to be equipped to seize the moment to its fullest. BUNNY has great turning ability, and reacts directly to your inputs, so you can choose where on a wave you want to be instead of it choosing for you. When rigged to the DOWNWIND setting on the front bridle (RABBIT USER MANUAL) it flies downwind by itself so all downwind wave turns can be done with the kite in a right position. Bombproof construction and solid LE gives this kite the best chance possible of surviving

Jumping
Where is the real fun in kiting? It is catching air! No matter if you can already throw the sickest ones or you’re still working on jumping over surfboards. What matters is the feeling. The key is the sensation of flight. When it is really windy, not everyone has the guts to even try. With BUNNY it is different. Because you have your partner in crime with you, the confidence is there to just hold the edge, pop the kite from the bottom of the window and blaaaam! A good friend never lets you feel afraid. A true wake style bro.

Quick tuning
To perform well in waves and have power to spare for jumps, a kite should turn quickly. But it also has to be stable on course and very predictable. Both beginners and advanced riders really appreciate such combination for their needs. By turning quickly BUNNY creates a beautiful extra pop that can pull you out of the water like being shot out of a cannon. And for those who want a bit slower steering when the wind picks up, BUNNY can be slowed down by easily changing the position of the back lines to the SLOW position on the kite tip (RABBIT USER MANUAL).

Up wind 
Whether you want to shred more waves, get more jumps, or just enjoy a great day of free riding, you want the ability to come back upwind fast. BUNNY was designed to not let you down at this point. Even when the wind is getting lighter it still plays all the angles to bring you back to where you started.

Direct and light barfeel
BUNNY, like all other Rabbits was designed to be steered with a direct feel on the bar that lets the rider control the kite with great precision and instant reactions. In the air, BUNNY feels very solid and stable which is the effect of his well-engineered construction.  All the above, plus light pressure on the bar, in both hooked and unhooked positions makes this kite so sweet!

Power controle and Rabbit barBUNNY is a powerful kite but its energy can be controlled very well and even shut down immediately when needed. Instant and quick depower is a great skill of this kite, and as soon as the rider lets go of the bar, the pull of BUNNY stops.  BUNNY, like all RABBITS, should be used with the original RABBIT BAR that was designed very precisely to match the characteristics of these kites.  Together, they work precisely and provide a very wide range and depower with no stopper balls or other complicated features. Pure simplicity that let’s you explore your limits with confidence.

Automatic relaunch
In order to provide maximum comfort and confidence, all RABBITS re-launch almost automatically. Because of their round shape, when they fall in the water they have a tendency to land on their sides and travel to the edge of the window, re-launching with very little effort from the pilot. And in the event that the kite crashes and submerges the leading edge, a firm pull by the pilot on one of the back lines will turn RABBIT around where it will re-launch again, without swimming to it! RABBIT BAR is equipped with specially coated back line/ leader lines with re-launch balls that make the process very fast and easy on the hands.

 

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Wainman Hawaii
Size: 05m
Type: SLE
One pump: No
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: Depends on kite size
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

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