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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Ocean Rodeo
Size: 10m, 12m, 14.5m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Light wind 14,5m or 17m kite or allround 10 - 12m kite

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

FLITE HIGH PERFORMANCE LIGHT WIND KITE
The Flite is the lightest kite we've ever made! This translates to an ultra stable kite that won't luff over in the flukiest of winds and practically bounces back up off the water when re-launching. Built with a fun, nimble 3 strut frame the Flite is the world's first high performance, x-over freeride light wind kite.

From the first power stroke you'll know this kite was built for fun. Agile and light in the hand the Flite tracks as if on rails and snaps around in turns. Designed to be looped, unhooked or sent big the Flite will have you out riding when your friends are still tossing the frisbee!

Ocean Rodeo bar

ocean rodeo above bar 2015

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Ocean Rodeo
Size: 10m, 12m, 14.5m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: n.a.
Bar length: 48cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Ocean Rodeo Flite 2015 12m
Name:
Ruben Versluis 
Weight:
75 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
13 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 11 knots up to 13
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
lift
 
GradualExplosive
up wind
 
HardEasy
durability
 
ShortLong
boost
 
SoftStrong
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
kitefinder.com - 28.01.2015 at 11:14 hour
Comments:

Test: Ocean Rodeo Flite 2015 12m
board: Brunotti Virtuoso 2015
Spot: Zanzibar

Ocean Rodeo made a real light kite. Named the Flite. Thin struts and light material. Looks durable and by pumping the kite you get a pretty stiff kite profile.
First impression on the water is that the kite is really light steering and that you don't have to steer the kite a lot. to get power out of it. Lets say an easy handling kite. Just put the kite in one position and go. He will generate by himself the power and upwind performance are great. Other people where on the water with 15m2. Bar pressure is soft and lift is great.
For free riding with less wind and have an all-round intermediate kite the Flite is a good option. For unhooking he is a bit soft, but this kite is designed for the all-round rider that like to kite soon as possible and still wanna have an playful kite. 
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