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Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:08 am

Woop woop, look's great, can't wait to see the rest of the line!

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Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:52 pm

A few more leaked photo's from Kahana Beach Park Sessions

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Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:53 pm

Something tricky going on with that trailing edge me thinks ????? 8)
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Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:33 pm

any further update on release dates? still sometime in august or does anyone have definite dates yet?
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:46 am

I'm pushing them for an answer and will post on here as soon as i know but I am expecting about 6 weeks to be honest. The first pre-production run has already been completed and delivered to Maui for final approval by the Boss so things are moving in the right direction. Also the new bar is finished but again under wraps until the launch so very the cloak and dagger at the moment, I guess Lou doesn't want everyone copying his designs and inovations again.

It will be worth the wait I am sure.

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Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:20 pm

super excited about these and cant wait to get my hands on my new set, new graphics are niiice. trying to figure out the perfect quiver since the 10.5 will be the sweet spot kite; thinking 12, 10.5 and 7.5 for brazil, caribbean and the states from nov-may. opinions?
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Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:40 pm

If the 2011 9 mtr Smoke is anything to go by (Low end power / top end stability etc) I am thinking a 7.5 and 10.5 as a nice travel quiver for TT riding and 6.25 and 9 for surfboard, or 5 mtr and 7.5 ????? it was much easier when we had S, M, L :lol:


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Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:44 am

Just heard Hannah Whiteley is through to the German PKRA Finals coming 1st in her heat :-)





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Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:11 am

Wainman 2012 Rabbit mark III will be launched at he Florida Kite Show, 1st week in Septemeber, also heard there will be a showing at the PKRA this weekend in Germany.

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Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:41 pm

Bunny Tastic, the full Range ready to roll of the production line and into shop on the 15th September

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Few words from Hydr8 from the weekend.

The bar -

We are not able to release pictures just yet but the new bar is looking very nice, super clean and simple yet very well thought out and practical.
It features an all new full flag out safety system that sits just above the redesigned chicken loop and runs up through the depower line up into a new swivel system that removes twists in the front lines automatically. The depower system runs up and over a pully eliminating wear on the depower line and back into a clam cleat above the bar.
The chicken loop features a built in stainless steel ring for suicide attachment and a removeable donkey pin, the release system is simple and effective similar to the previous model, above the release a newly designed shaped stopper ball locks into the bar when sheeting in meaning the chicken loop stays locked in position when unhooking a huge improvement on the previous bar, the grip is nice, the bar ends are now softer with built in bar floats and the graphics are very bright and vibrant. The bar is a benchmark in simple effective design with low wearing and low maintenence components, its great to see a system that is not overengineered or overcomplicated that works so well.

The kites -

Again we cannont publish any of our pictures just yet but in the flesh the kites are looking incredible, with highly detailed, bright vibrant colours and unique designs they feature a top quality screen print on both sides of the canopy.
The bridle sytems are simple and effective and feature the same multiple attachment options that were very popular in the previous models, beefed up construction on the leading edge, struts and wingtips ensure the kites retain their reputation of outstanding build quality and construction.
The new kites have been refined and tweaked for slightly better performance and some all new sizes have been introduced to the range to suit more riders.

On the Water the kites retain the same fast direct positive feeling and grunty power of the previous models and the new sizes are just as good, we tested every kite from the 7.5m to the 14.5m in variable conditions, as with the previous models these kites will once again take the kitesurfing world by storm.
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Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:32 am

Ok its sept! the cat out of the bag yet? pics the sh1t out of it pretty please! :)
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Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:12 pm

Full release will be at the Florida Kite Show with Lou launching the new kites, kicks off the 7th if I remember rightly, as soon as we have the promo shots I will post them up, its frustrating for us as well as everyone but only a few days to go. We are shipping 21st Septemeber to GB shops so if you have not got a pre order in do it now,

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Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:49 pm

lol no worries! :) was worth a shot! :P
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Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:41 pm

The countdown has began, check this out


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Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:30 am

See the new kites are out, I was interested in the new bar... any info? Cannot see it on the website?
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