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Wainman Hawaii Launches RG 3.0

On August 5, 2014   |   By thekiteboarder.com

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Wainman Hawaii announced their 3rd generation Rabbit Gang series kites this past weekend, along with the launch of abrand new website. Since first being introducedtothe market 6 years ago, Rabbit kiteshave earneda steady following. We look forward to testing thenext evolution.

From Wainman Hawaii:

During the rigorous design process of the new RG 3.0 kites and bar, it was our priority to continue development of this legendary product to achieve the same result as in the past. No matter if you are a seasoned Rabbit rider or a potential new one to the gang, when riding the RG 3.0 kites you will be ensured the best session of your life.

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Upon completion of our intense R&D phase of this new series, we are extremely stoked and excited with the result. We are confident our hard work and efforts have paid off and the result is another top-notch product from the Wainman Hawaii brand, which is about to take the market by storm.

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RG 3.0 kite series Specifications & Features

  • 7 proven and versatile sizesthat overlap perfectly to meet the needs for virtually every wind condition and rider: 5m, 6.25m, 7.5m, 9m, 10.5m, 12m and 14.5m
  • All new graphical scheme:unique, exciting and a head turner as always. The Rabbit characters have been streamlined and matured from previous generations (1.0 and 2.0) to appeal to a wider audience and potential customer base.
  • Re-designed profiles and improved construction and durability of the kites
  • Improved flying characteristicsproviding enhanced hang-time, agility and aggressiveness while maintaining even better stability and power in the air
  • Reduced weight of the kitesproviding streamlined aerodynamics resulting inimproved low end capabilities
  • Refined kite settings(stock, upwind, downwind, single) that covers the full spectrum of riding styles and provides the perfect blend of feel and performance for every riding style: from classic freeride to every day freestyle to incredible wave sessions!
  • Single point inflation systemcalled RAF (Rabbit Air Flow): allows for fast inflate / deflate of the kite. This is a result of specifically designed air flow channels, as well as a multiply pump system, which provides an even distribution of air pressure in both leading edge and struts. NOTE: multiple point inflation RG 3.0 kites (same system as in 1.0 and 2.0 kites) will be available in the next production.

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RG 3.0 Kites updated DNA

Similar to the prior Rabbit kite series, each size has its own unique profile shape anddesigned individually in order to provide a similar feeling and maximize performance- this is the same for the RG 3.0 kites.Listed below are the most important improvements and changes that each of the gang members have undergone:

  • Bunny the smallest one in the rangehas always been very likeable, with almost no weakness. Therefore it only needed slightly lower bar pressure and improved lift and upwind capabilities;
  • Gypsy one of the favorite and very respected membersin the gang since day one, has received same functional changes as Bunny, making it a perfect tool for a solid wave session or strong wind TTs blast off days;
  • Mr. Green a newer member that joined the series in the 2.0 release, but rapidly gained popularity and respect.With a redesigned and different shape compared to his predecessor, the 3.0 Mr. G has much lower bar pressure and considerably improved lift and hang time. Combined with the new graphical scheme, it can be a dark horse in the whole RG 3.0 series;
  • Smoke the most popular and probably the most preferred kitein the range: a perfect kite for many riders. Boasting improved upwind and lift performance, which, combined with the new and improved bar may make it solid contender in many best kite contests
  • Punch probably the best freestyle kite in the series, now has even better upwind and lift, which will undoubtedly make it an instant favorite for many riders
  • Boss the most important and respected gang member, has undergone the most significant changes and improvements making him the potential perfect big kite. A huge wind range, excellent bar pressure, superb lift and hang time and great turning speed makes it almost a one kite quiver for a free ride, freestyle or wave session. Wait until you try it!!!
  • Big Mama proven to be a great light wind kite for the bigger riders, she is now even better!After shedding some weight with a new construction, the wind range has improved with the same lift and upwind capabilities. She is now a perfect fit even for regular guys and girls who not want to ride in light breezes but actually perform all regular tricks or have a wave session.

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RG 3.0 Bar – Specifications & Features

Continuing on the success of the innovative Carrot Bar kite control system, we focused on quality, material refinements and ease of use to provide riders the perfect fusion of safety, simplicity and superb feel in flight. Reducing and replacing both hard and heavy components with extra soft, durable and protective materials, have enabled us to offerone of the safest, robust, and ergonomic bars in the industry:

  • All new components/molds:bar shaft, centerpiece, chicken loop, quick release, buffer, bar-ends
  • Thinner bar shaft with new ergonomic comfortable gripprovides supreme handling efficiency
  • New precision engineered metal center piecefor an even better fit of the buffer into the bar shaft
  • New harness loop systemas a result of its unique shape and constructionproviding abundant stiffness and ease of use when hooking inafter riding unhooked
  • New Quick Release (QR)with additional side crimping eliminates hand slipping and provides better grip
  • Reduced size of QR and buffer has enabled aconsiderably shortened distance between harness loop end and bar shaft.This provides more comfortable steering, as well as easier reach of depower trim line
  • Increased durability of the depower main linesection by double slicing the line and tightening the PU tube
  • Simple, though innovative, dingy guythat eliminates the risk of losing it, as well as allowing it to move it aside without taking it off perfect for unhooked and hooked in riding
  • New (reduced sized) shaped bar endsprovides better steering quality while using the appropriate density and hardness of the plastic to provide excellent but durable bending performance
  • New bar ends provide significant ease of use when winding up kite lineson the bar due to the deeper and additionally crimped bar-ends

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RG 3.0 Kite Bag

At Wainman Hawaii we take pride in every detail and aspect of design to ensure the most comfortable, functional and quality products thats separate us from the competition – the all new redesigned RG 3.0 kite bag is a testimony to our philosophy:

  • All new ergonomic design of the entire bag
  • Unique graphical scheme, colors and styling
  • Updated system of kite bag opening and kite storage
  • Lock-up pocket for the bar
  • Premium quality materials

RG 3.0 – PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF!

Innovative. Exciting. Performance. Head Turning. Safe. Durable. Magical. Classic. a few words that have been used by our team riders, test riders and the development team to describe the Rabbit Gang 3.0 series kites. It takes time to improve on a solid product that we are so passionate about, that we believe in. We have absolutely no doubt that you will be as enthused as we are with the improvements, performance, attention to detail and complete RG 3.0 package that separates us from any other competitors product in the kite industry today.

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