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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Ocean Rodeo
Size: 08m, 10m, 12m, 14.5m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

Alltound riders, who like floaty jumps and hydrofoil riding. The big sizes are famous light wind kites

Designer goals (manufacturer text)

The lightest kite we’ve ever made.
Regardless of size, the Flite offers riders an explosive, dynamic kite designed to make you feel and ride like a hero, even in the lightest of winds. Tight, snappy turns with big lofty jumps and forgiving kite loops make the Flite truly the world’s only high performance light wind kite. Small sizes of Flite offer incredible freeride performance and are ideal foil boarding kites for light wind foil sessions!

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: Ocean Rodeo
Size: 08m, 10m, 12m, 14.5m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Green & Yellow
Bar length: 52cm
Line length: n.a.
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

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Ocean Rodeo Flite 5G 2017 12m
Name:
Andrey 
Weight:
75 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
up wind
 
HardEasy
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
boost
 
SoftStrong
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
lift
 
GradualExplosive
drift
 
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price quality
 
PoorGreat
kitefinder.com - 26.04.2018 at 06:14 hour
Comments:
Love the kite. I was looking for something like Bandit, to be friendly, fast, looping machine. Looked at few videos on the Web, committed and bought, and bulls-eye! I have Bandits 8/10/12 (2016/17). My Flite 12 is certainly faster than Bandit 12, and almost as fast as Bandit 10. Bandit being probably the fastest big brand, this says something, right? They attach the steering lines at the very end of LE, and it pays of for turning speed. Don't know why other brands don't do that. And it's remains stable. All other stuff is cool too (relaunch, upwind, etc - not sure why we even have to review this, all allaround kites now are cool).
Overall, it's a bit more aggressive than Bandit, due to its higher aspect (just my visual, never actually put one over another :). It boosts higher, glides better. But it's still friendly, loops nicely, doesn't jerk you like crazy if you put it slightly deeper into power zone.
 
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