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The Amazing 1 Kite Quiver!
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Saturday

I put my Wave runner in the water for the season and decided to take a ride out to kite Island, there was no wind and it was forecasted to be a light wind day so I wasn’t planning on kiting.

I took my gear anyway, along with my friend who just purchased a new light wind kite Contra 14. My friend just wanted to see how his new kite flew and wasn’t planning on riding. I launched him in winds 5-9mph the Contra was stable and stayed in the air in that low wind, he was flying it side to side sheeting it in and out for a bit. (From 2:30 till about 4:00)

I decided to see if my Rampage 9.5 would fly in these low wind so I self launched while he was flying his kite. Well the Rampage stayed up and seemed to have a little power I didn’t think it was enough to ride but I decide to give it a go with my Light wind Skywalker. Well much to my amazement I was up on a plane moving the kite and fairly aggressive I was not staying up wind at all but I was riding both tacks downwind.

Here’s what I experienced 2 kiters me 185 Lbs on a Rampage 9.5 and 135 Skywalker board and my friend 150lbs on Contra 14 riding a Slingshot Glide board, also a light wind board. Both of our skill level is about equal.

I was barely planning downwind both tacks and he could not get on a plane. I find this very hard to believe but this is what happened. My friend was not very happy with his kite purchase. He insisted my kite was marked incorrect. In my opinion the reason I was able to get on a plan was because my kite was much faster than his. So much for bigger kites.  Mike Conroy (NJ, United States)

 

Hightimes
I got mine in last week, after a lot of thinking I decided to order one. (They have a 30 day money back guarantee)

Well I was surprised how this kite performs. I've tried it 3 times, did some unhooked on it, feels like a regular C. It feels a lot like the older Yarga's do nice grunt. The difference is that they have a huge wind range, and that they depower all the way. I've used it in light winds till about 22knts no problem so far. Bar pressure is perfect you can control it easily with one hand. It turns good, feels like a C .  I have a Wakeboard and a skimboard, with these boards this could be a one kite quiver.  It has no pullys and almost no bridles.

PS. Relaunch is quick, the traditional way.
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Great Kite!
What a great kite this is. I been kiting for 4 years and instructing for 2 and I have ridden almost every brand of kite out there. My favorite kite till now has been a 11m Sonic2 so I will compare the Ramp2 to that. The R2 has a bit more bar pressure but still very low and has way, way more bottum end than the S2 which I thought was amazing. It turns faster and jump higher and is very easy to control in the air. Thanks Jonathan for all your help you guys at Windwing are great. See you at the coast soon I am so stoked to get this kite in the waves. Big%20smile Brian Bailey, Canada
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Most impressive kite I've ever flown
Flew the 9.5 windwing rampage II for the first time at Golden Gardens last night, was out from 5 to 7. Several other kiters were out in the marginal conditions on 13-16 meter kites, but most were struggling to stay upwind. It didn't look like people were doing much better at carkeek. The 9.5 with my regular twin tip and 23m lines kept me easily upwind and jumping. I've been kiting long enough to become jaded enough to think a 1 kite quiver is impossible, but I guess I was wrong. The kite easily relaunched when I crashed it (forgot I was on such a small kite when I was looping it). It has a real simple bridal that doesn't look like it can get tangled, so it should be awesome for abusing in some double overhead waves on the coast. Definitely the most impressive kite I've ever flown.   read more...
Rampage 9.5 Review!!
First abit about me. Been kiteboarding since '99 and a sponsered rider with Best for almost 4 years. Known for going huge (50' +) and strapless surfing on just about everything. (surfboard, skimboard, wakesurfer) My heart lies in the surf. I have been a PASA instructor since '01 with 2 schools. 1 is Island Surf and Sail in New Jersey and the other is "The Other Side" in the Florida Keys.
 
Here we go. I got to test the Rampage 2 thanks to Xtreme and boy was I surprised. Awesome!!! The build quality is top notch as WW always is with a very well layed out conopy design. The bag is great as it's strong with many zipper options and plenty of room. Not too much netting which on other kite bags I have found to be a pain in the butt on windy days. Out of the bag the kite is as everyone would want it. No loose stitching or lack of quality or workmanship. The single point inflation is very nice although I have never had a SPI system, it made pumping up the kite quick and easy. Once pumped up, I liked the bridled design as there was no pullies to get stuck and a short front bridle that would be nearly impossible to get stuck on the kite if rolled thru. Rear connection point is direct. Set-up was as easy as anything. Iput the kite up, figured out how I liked the kite tuned and I was gone.
 
The kite is abit lower aspect than I am used to but that didn't let me down. The first session on this kite was a true high wind test. Most people try a kite in lighter winds to get used to it but I like to test kites in high winds to get used to it first. Winds SSW 25-35 mph gusting to 40. Board was a Spleene Rip 134. It did what it was suppose to. Nothing wierd or scary. Super stable. I rode it on a 55cm Best bar as I am used to it. Perfect for me as I love fast kites. Airs were 40'+ off waves wit   read more...
Can't Believe ....
I cant beliveve this kite I can ride it from 18 to 53 mph... the kite feels like a C kite and  loops hareder than any C kite I have flown I love it..

John, kitekid from Southern Oregon
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SYNOPSIS:
This is the absolute best kite WW has ever produced the single best kite I've ever ridden. I'm selling my '06 Waroos as soon as I get the larger Rampage 2..Mike Hourihan Boston, MA

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Mr. High: 11/29/07
I am soooo stoked with the kite...This kite certainly replaces my 12m and 8m. It took me a couple of goes but now i start to know all the adjustments i would definatly say i am getting out in less wind then my 12m C kite would've allowed. Dave Fine N.S.W. Australia
 

No Fuc_ _ way! 12/29/07
...It does appear that this kite could be a one kite quiver for me....My first impression, this is by far the best kite Windwing has produced so far.
Mike Conroy
H Park, NJ
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Surprised
Steve and I got out yesterday in mad winds 25-50 mph I got some video but screwed up the footage with the camera on Steve riding the Bat 10. He put up his Cabrinha Switch Blade 3 8 and was way over powered. I egged him on to put up the Bat 10 and he was amazed how much more depower and control he had. He spent the whole day on the Bat 10 and has put his Switchblade up for sale. He is now a believer of the Opportunist quiver 7 Rampage 10 and 15.5 batwing. Check out the video is Windows based media player. I also met some guy there (Big guy named Chris) from Hood River who knows Bob He was really surprised to see Windwing kites He said Bob had sold him a Rampage but he didn't have them with him the guy was 270lbs and was afraid to put up his 8 m kite. He watched us all day.
 

Nothing Else Come Close
Holy Cow Batman...What a Day...BATWING has Super Powers...Super Natural Upwind Powers!

Saturday morning started off slow. But a good crowd of kiters showed up mid day. I was out on the water first with the Batwing 12 followed by a 14 Rebel and 17 Contra. Our plan was to kite to a group of islands approximately 2 miles directly upwind of our launch. Me on Bat 12 and Spleene 54, another kiter on 17 Contra and Spleene 59, and North Rebel 14 and North 141 board.

From about 12:00 till about 1:00 I was the only one able to tack up wind to get to the Islands, it took me several tacks. Not until after an hour or so did the other 2 kiters join me they couldn’t get far enough upwind.

A bunch of other kiters arrived and were rigging 17 meter kites C and Bows and not having much success staying up wind. The wind picked up later in the day (around 2:00) and everyone put there big kites down and pumped up 10,11, 12and 13 Waroo's Turbo desiels, Switchblades, Contras, Rebels, Vegas, Crossbows. kites, but they we’re not happy with the lulls (powered and than under powered). See Wind graph 10-25mph

I came in around 5:00 and landed the Bat 3 kiters were in shock that couldn’t believe I was riding the same kite all day. This kite has the best upwind reach of any kite I have flown and even not flow comparing to what I saw on Saturday. 3 riders, same intermediate skill level's same boards Spleene doors, all same weight and the Batwing destroyed the Contra 17 and Rebel 14 on upwind reach literally by 2 miles.

This kite has everything you would want in a high performance kite. Incredible range, low end is unbeatable upwind with a door in 10-12 mph. High end super stable and manageable in 25-30 mph. Re-launch Stupid reverse re-launch easy in 8mph (Pull both steering lines). Above 12 mph just pull one line. Jumping- it’s a jumping machine and the glide is in   read more...

Fun Session
I had a really fun sess with the Bat yesterday. Had it for about an hour and can say it's a great kite, Has all the feel of a c type, just pull the bar and go, No waiting, no oversheet no bs.

Windwing has put some serious juice on this design even has some old time scrim on the trailing edge like the old Windwing sails. A fast turner for a 12.0 so much more DEPENDABLE than my Waroo's as far as sheeting.

No waiting, no trimming ,no wierd shit at all just smooth power throughout the range cannot comment on the low end as I was happy on my 9.0 Waroo and went to the 12.0 WW so probably too much kite but very stable no flapping, no inverts, nothing hinky at all and it's better the more agressively you push it
this design IS a winner! imo Blowhard
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Fantastic Batwing 12m
This is an exceptional kite.

It appears to be built like a well made Swiss watch, panel layouts leading stitching, one pump, and several rigging options. Solid bomber proof construction .Very well designed.

Last Saturday I put the kite in the air around 12:00 PM this was a very nice day the winds came up around 1:00 and stayed very steady for the entire afternoon (See Graph) the kite is exceptional stable in light wind with no tendency to Hindenburg or fall out of the sky. It needs around 6mph to stay in the air with very little input. I was able to stay upwind in 10-12 mph on my Skywalker 135 light wind board, soon as the wind picked up to stead 12 I was on my 130 Skywalker tearing upwind.

This kite screams upwind like no other I have flown, it’s really amazing how much further the upwind angle appears to cut.
Up till now my favorite kite was the Rampage 2 9.5 after flying this kite I have a new favorite kite. I have not had a chance to fly it in higher winds but I can’t wait to test the top end.

This is a really fun kite to fly its amazing stable, but fast and responsive at the same time. Relaunch is even easier than the Rampage 2 which was stupid easy to relaunch. Even in light wind under 10 mph pull one rear line and the kite just turns up on it side in relaunch position. This kite really put a smile on my face it’s really fun to fly.

I certainly think there’s going to be a lot more very excited Batwing riders very shortly.  Mike Conroy, New Jersey
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Well Done
This 12m batwing Is very impressive.  Not sure what to say except that it seems to fly really well , jump really well, handle gusts really well and turn really well.  I wouldn't know what to do if I had to make a better kite.   Dave Fine, Australia
 

Keeping them!
    I got the 12M and 15.5M and fly both Yesterday ,and the wind was frist 17 -20 drop to 14-17 and back to 17 -20   I am 60kg board 120x39.
     Frsit out the Bat 12M, bar pressure was light, turning speed is fine for the 12M ,it jump high and foatly the power from the kite is very smooth and the kite is very stable in the air. When the wind drop to 14, I took the 15.5 out. The pull from the 15.5 is powerful and when the wind back to 17 -20, I got some nice high foatly jump. I had to pull the depower strap all the way when the wind hit 20. So the 15.5 for me with 2 board, as long as the kite stay in the air 7 to 8 knots (have not try yet) to mid 20 .
        The kite looks and fly great  and i am keeping them, can't wait for the Batwing 9m. Joseph Ng Vancouver, Canada
 

BAT 12m REVIEW
The kite is certainly unique in design and has a couple of features not commonly found on other kites. The design feature I am most impressed with on this kite is the ability to depower without the use of pullies or fifth lines.... Munteruk Sydney, Australia
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Can't Wait... - Sunday, June 01, 2008
Just returned from denmark. had some very nice sessions on the Bat! I have used it in very light winds with a 140x44 board and from session to session i liked it better.

My favorite setting for very light wind is the 4th knot on the pigtail of the backlines. Frontlines setting is big air.This way the kite turns quicker and i can get the best out of it by working it up and down.

The 12 has the wingspan of a 14m bow kite and for that size it turns very fast. It works fine with a 50cm bar but i also found that a bigger bar (i used 54cm) gives you some extra juice in light winds. Next time i will try a 60 cm bar :)

In light winds i had the smallest kite on the water along with one other 12m bow kite (core rio) and some 14 and 16 kites and i was upwind of most other kiters most of the time.

It is very stable in the air, even if the wind is not kiteable the bat can easily be relaunched and stays in the air. In marginal conditions the bat can be easily oversheeted and then stalls. To prevent a stall all you have to do is sheet out and it regains stability.

The bat is a great kite, has smooth and linear power delivery. If you edge harder the kite gets very fast and flies close to window to pull you upwind like crazy.

It has a great bar feeling.  I haven't  flown a kite yet which feels more comfortable. Light bar pressure, quick turner, you always know what the kite is doing without looking.

Jumping is very easy. Not difficult to get the right timing. The bat pulls you up high and long. The Rampage2 pulls you up faster the bat is more gentle. I haven't tried the bat in higher winds though.

After 3 sessions i won't trade the bat for nothing! Can't wait to spend more time on the water with my new toy!

Another Batwing First - Friday, May 30, 2008
Another Batwing first at Rush Lake, Utah yesterday evening after work...........8-20+ winds from the South/SW made for some challenging conditions but no problemo for the BW 15.5 and Misfit 146 combo.  Stayed up wind quite easily while others were challenged though they were on 13m Bests and shorter boards.

Definitely love my BW as it really seems to eat up wind variation. Jacob Busianis from Best was quite surprised to see my large board and kite combo, that I could hold down the Batwing with such a large board given the gusts that we were experiencing.  I mentioned the great depower-ability of the Batwing as the reason.

Given the fact that I live in a state that has variable wind with pretty gusty conditions at times (both Winter and especially Summer) I do rely on the depower of my kites to get by, especially with the large Batwing.

As always, thanks in advance for the advise and guidance on my WW's and kiting.  The more I use the Batwing, the more I really love that thing and given the improvements you are making to the bridle for 2009, it is only going to get better!!!  I am having a hoot on the water and am looking forward to seeing you guys the week of July 21st.

Graig in Utah
 

Awesome! - Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Well, here it is :  The 12m is awesome, but way to much power for me and my riding style.  I let some guys try it out and the one kid, who needs to be sponsored, made it look unreal. Huge jumps, old school, heart attack - style. Was real cool to watch. Amazing power, sick hangtime and for the size pretty darn quick.

For me, I need a 9m just my style of riding. If you are looking for a kite with sick power and easy use, go get a Bat Wing. Real kick ass stable kite, all you want and expect from a kite. and it' s only a 12m, not a 15m hunk of ...

I need a 9m for what I do, but all I can say is: Windwing: well done. ! If you get the chance, try it out.

Aloha Fabs
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The 9m Batwing was able to go upwind better in the same wind. As many know the Waroo will often flap a little in the wind and lurch in gusts. The Batwing in comparison was very solid and I could tell had a bit better grunt during transitions and downloops. Robin Tigar, OR
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