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RRD Obsession (2010)

Kite Details

Manufacturer
Year
2010
Sizes
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
  • 10.5
  • 12
  • 13.5

The only SLE kite in our line. Solid proven performance. Solid power, "silly" manoeuvrability, perfect to ride unhooked. The Obsession 2010 is based on the fantastic success of the 2009 model with a revised shape, tips width and profile and outline design. The result is an even more stable kite, faster in the big sizes and slower in the small ones, with and incredible amount of power and easiness to ride “unhooked”. The new trendsetter in speed and progressive smooth power in all areas of the flying window. Perfect for kiteloops and power moves, great for every serious kiteboarder.

User reviews

Average user rating from: 1 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
6.9
Performance 
 
7.0
Build Quality 
 
7.0
Control Bar 
 
5.0
Depower 
 
7.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
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Details
 Wave
 Freestyle
 Wakestyle
 Freeride
 Race
 Light Wind
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RRD Obsession (2010) 2011-08-29 14:37:53 LoloABe
Overall rating 
 
6.9
Performance 
 
7.0
Build Quality 
 
7.0
Control Bar 
 
5.0
Depower 
 
7.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
Reviewed by LoloABe    August 29, 2011

Good and stable, not to a power machine

I tried the Obession during one long and cold session in central California, with sustained 18-20 knots and some decent waves.

The kite is well builded with a quality close to the market standard, though the one-pump system overall did not convince me. The kite has been washed in the waves a couple of times and nothing happened, this demonstrated good material and structure.

I liked a lot how the kite reacted during jumps, it´s very stable and it keeps you in the air for a long and nice time. It allows smooth and soft landings, while it guarantees good boost in the air too.

The kite is fast and turns well and smoothly, transitions are also smooth. The only negative point is the low end and the overall power. With 16-18 knotes I´m used to my Waroo 9 in full crazy power, while the Obession 10 had a sort of nice gentle pull.

The bar was nothing special, the safety was ok.

If you look for a good and stable kite that´s your choice, but if you expect power and good low-end I would go for something else.

Details

Suited Styles
  • Wave
  • Freeride
Sizes used
10 and 8
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