Jump to content

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple!

Sign in to follow this  
Martin Lark

RRD Newsletter, Religion MK9

Recommended Posts

forums_20181018_01.jpg

 

The first thing that comes to mind when Religion MK9 is mentioned is SURF.

 

As the first kite manufacturer to make a kitesurf specific kite, RRD knows a thing or two about wave kites. There are not many kites out there that can drift like the new Religion MK9, allowing you to ride the wave instead of being pulled by your kite. The new Religion MK9 is the epitome of the perfect kitesurfing kite.

 

With a new deep and long leading edge in the small sizes, the Religion MK9 now has more range and control in strong, gusty winds, more depower, and has also increased the kites upwind ability. The new shape not only improves the speed and reaction time but also allows you to kill the harness pressure when bottom turning and lining up for a big vertical turn on the wave or for more control during your strapless freestyle maneuvers.

 

Since its first introduction, this kite has transformed together with the evolution of riding waves with a kite.

 

 

Voice to the experts

 

forums_20181018_02.jpg

 

Kite designer Werther Castelletti about the Religion MK9;

 

"The MK9 has undergone only minor changes compared to our most successful wave kite, the Religion MK8. The large sizes, 9m up to 12m, remain virtually the same while the smaller sizes, 8m down to 4m, have a revised leading edge and again the addition of a pulley. These changes on the smaller sizes allow the kite to self regulate in stronger conditions, which makes you hold on comfortable in stronger winds. Next to that it increases the wind range, and provides more hang time for those who still like to send it!"

 

forums_20181018_03.jpg

 

Ralph Boelen, Ranked 5th in the GKA Kitesurf World Championship, about the new Religion MK9;

 

"The Religion MK9 totally increased its power/depower skills, which brings a perfect comfort to just set the right speed and precision on the wave and be ready to hit it exactly where you want, this also make it a great kite for gusty sessions. Unlike most fast turning surf kites on the market, the Religion MK9 still maintains that signature pull and power which helps to get in a few extra turns down the line."

 

forums_20181018_04.jpg

 

An additional, notable feature added to the new Religion MK9, per the request of our top performers in the strapless freestyle kitesurfing discipline, is the front line trim settings that can be found on the bridle. We have added a WAVE SETTING and a FREESTYLE WAVE SETTING. The freestyle wave setting pulls less on the harness, has a more direct bar feeling, de-powers the kite more when needed, and forces the kite to fly more towards the edge of the window which creates more lift! The wave setting is more suited towards purely riding in the surf with less bar pressure and a kite that sits deeper in the wind window, maximizing the drift for when riding down the line.

 

 

‘I like a steep, fast wave’ Ralf Bachschuster about kitesurfing

 

RRD is proud to present you this story about Ralf Bachschuster and his inspring lifestyle as a kitesurfer and shaper living in Cape Town, S.A.

 

 

Ralf about kitesurfing

 

'Kiting is all about freedom and movement and the feel of water. Speed, power and friendship. Loving nature as it is and leaving it as it is.'

 

forums_20181018_05.jpg

 

Click here to go to the web page

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By Martin Lark

       
       
      Watch the 2020 VEGAS in action whilst we talk you through every update, performance feature and overall design that creates the ultimate C-Kite.
       

       
      “It´s the kite I´ve been riding since 2013 and I can´t think of any better kite for me to go big and stick clean, smooth landings.”
      Gianmaria Coccoluto
       
      Overview
      Designed for purpose, driven by performance, the 2020 VEGAS has been sharpened up through almost invisible tweaks. That in combination with the use of new materials, a huge innovation by Duotone Kiteboarding in partnership with Teijin, the VEGAS looks as always, but its crisp feel is inspiring and exciting. Those who know or want what the VEGAS delivers can truly trust the precision and vision of designer Ralf Grösel. Keeping our women freestyle team covering all spots of the podium and industry legend, Aaron Hadlow, on the water and motivated every day is a true testament to the VEGAS. Time to unleash the beast.
       
      What´s new
      New, lighter Trailing Edge wave patch for reduced flutter and TE flutter marks Harmony between canopy tension and structural stiffness compliments the stable canopy for punchy pop and great slack Responsive power release delay  
      Behind The Design with Ralf grösel
       

       
      When developing such a highly tuned performance kite, changing anything affects the others and therefore its nature and in-flight characteristics. The new Trailing Edge wave patterns and 75 gram RipStop materials would have a really positive impact on the VEGAS, but we had to tweak and test the other design features to rebalance and achieve optimum equilibrium.
      read more
       
      IN THE HANDS OF HADLOW
       

       
      As the most specific competition kite the freestyle/wakestyle riders, Aaron Hadlow himself handles the performance testing of the VEGAS. The original C-Kite and King of the Air again sets the tone for the future.
      read more
       
      2020 vegas in a Nutshell
       

       
      This king of the C-Kites is in a league of its own. Riders wanting a pure Wakestyle/Freestyle machine with outstanding mega loop performance, look no further; the VEGAS has it all.
×