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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: Eleveight
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

Allrounder

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The RSeries is the ideal kite for performance riding in all styles and conditions. Its versatile crossover character adopts to the rider's preferences, enabling him or her to boost big airs, throw spray of the lip of a wave or even land handle pass tricks.
We placed the turning axis of this four-line kite at its shoulder to create the perfect balance between powerful tip turning and a pivotal center turning. This results in smooth turning velocity with a good amount of grunt. Perfect to initiate big air jumps and old school tricks.
A medium to high aspect ratio ensures you have a good lift/drag ratio. The RS provides a grunty pull and when triggered, it will take you up to massive heights. The design ensures that you sail down gently as the kite easily catches you. Even in choppy waters or gusty wind, going upwind is easy. The combination of bridle set up, sweep and aspect ratio ensures a wide wind range, stability and a position in the wind window that pulls you upwind.
In short, the RS is a very agile but stable performance freeride kite that guarantees fun!
Make sure to look up our E/8 Trusted Quality section for more information on the many features and quality aspects of the RS.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: Eleveight
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 22m
Bar length: 47cm-52cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Eleveight RS series 2018 14m
Name:
Barclay McFadden 
Weight:
150 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
1.5 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 11 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
14m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
up wind
 
HardEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kitefinder.com - 20.03.2018 at 01:53 hour
Comments:
WHAT A MONSTER!!!

Coming from a 2017 Ozone Zephyr 17... this thing has so much more power and response. Review I posted on kiteforum.

lright, trying to contribute where possible. I use this site all the time so I plan on reviewing all new gear.

Just rode the RS14 for the first time... love it, super meaty!

I was looking for a third, low wind kite for my quiver (my other 2 are hybrid c's), and after trying a number of other kites, I tried the RS14 and felt like it was ideal for the type of conditions I'm looking for.

There is a lot of power. When you sheet in the power is immediate and significant. I believe it's good for beginners since it's a bow and bombproof, but coming off an NV and Zephyr, this kite is faster and more dynamic so should be able to keep intermediate and advanced entertained.

Flys middle of window, I believe makes a decent wave kite but not designed for it. Super steady. Very easy relaunch.

So the biggest surprise for me is it's ability to boost. In 18 kts I hit a small wave kicker and shot up 30 ft... that is ridiculous. Also, coming down felt like I was in an old folks home elevator. Basically a top end freeride kite.

Overall I highly recommend.

Pros
Boosting in light wind!
Bombproof
Responsive
Tons of power
Excellent quality
Value
Attractive

Cons
Bag could be a little bigger
Faster than the Zephyr which is held in the highest regard, but a 14 with 10 ft extensions... not as fast as hybrid c. I guess i'm asking for the impossible. 
4 kudos - +

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Eleveight RS series 2018 09m
Name:
AtaoRide 
Weight:
75 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
18 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 40
Number of test sessions:
15 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
up wind
 
HardEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
boost
 
SoftStrong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
lift
 
GradualExplosive
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 15.03.2018 at 18:41 hour
Comments:
One of our favourite kite for 2018...  
2 kudos - +

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Eleveight RS series 2018 12m
Name:
Dariusz 
Weight:
82 
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
20 
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
up wind
 
HardEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
lift
 
GradualExplosive
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 11.11.2017 at 09:56 hour
Comments:
One of the most allround kite I used ever 
5 kudos - +

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