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#21 Watty

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

We have a few sets available for the raffle at the West Coast Rev Clinic this weekend. I will also have a set that anyone is welcome to try out. I haven't tried them yet myself, but this weekend will be a good chance to see how they do.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

Must have the precious!
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:16 PM

We'll have a few sets of these to give away as prizes at the West Coast Rev Clinic this weekend. :)

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:05 PM

OOOOHHHHHH, I am in it to win it at WCRC.............. :sign_kitelife:
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

Just to clarify - THIS IS MY BEACH. :kid_devlish:

There will be a smallish fee for the clinic's use - OH ... SAY one set of Race Especial rods?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:32 PM

I'm thinking a set would be a great donation to the new guy.....Posted Image
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:12 AM

So jealous of all the WCRC goers!!

Will the Race SPL rods ever be available in Rev 1 size? They would go great with my Zen.......

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:25 AM

Skypuppet, we'll have a bunch of these here for you to check out. I may be able to do something for your Rev1, let me know. I also have a special goodie that will be here for our local bunch to look at. :)

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:01 PM

Thanks Kent! I appreciate it, we'll speak on it tonight homie Posted Image
Posted ImagePosted Image WOOT WOOT!! I can't wait to see what you're bringing to show us!!

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:05 PM

I had some time on these rods today. I ran them in a fullvent b. Heres my opinion thus far. The rods feel a bit lighter than 3 wraps. They are more flexible than 3 wrap, and stiffer than race rods. The nice thing is that the bounce back into place in a fashion similar to race rods.

So in a phrase, they are like a 3 wrap race rod. my only gripe is how light they are. I like having a bit of weight to throw around.

Bear in mind I have only spent time with them in full vent in appropriate wind. I do have plans to try them in a mid vent and a full sail.



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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

I had some time on these rods today. I ran them in a fullvent b. Heres my opinion thus far. The rods feel a bit lighter than 3 wraps. They are more flexible than 3 wrap, and stiffer than race rods. The nice thing is that the bounce back into place in a fashion similar to race rods.

So in a phrase, they are like a 3 wrap race rod. my only gripe is how light they are. I like having a bit of weight to throw around.

Bear in mind I have only spent time with them in full vent in appropriate wind. I do have plans to try them in a mid vent and a full sail.



What you have described sounds strikingly simmiliar to the Green Race frame.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

What you have described sounds strikingly simmiliar to the Green Race frame.

That is what I was thinking!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:25 AM

The difference is in the way they flex. The green rods are slightly absorbant or squishy. The SPLs have more of a tendancy to snap back into position. I think they feel more like race rods than the greens do.

Testing on my full sail today in light wind. I will be writing a full review on Kitelife and i will post a link here once it is up.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

Just finished my review of these rods on Kitelife Magazine:
http://www.kitelife....-race-spl-rods/

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

Thanks Watty...you made things clear Posted Image

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:33 AM

I myself like them in a mid vent in terrible bumpy wind, just my two cents.... Thanks Watty..... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:00 AM

Just finished my review of these rods on Kitelife Magazine:
http://www.kitelife....-race-spl-rods/



Great article Watty!

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