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Anybody Reviewed the new Reo v6 yet?

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Created by Jhana 2 months ago, 5 Aug 2021
Jhana
WA, 91 posts
5 Aug 2021 9:47PM
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Anybody Reviewed the new Reo v6 yet?

COL
NSW, 532 posts
6 Aug 2021 12:18PM
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Has anyone heard anything about it yet, I for one am expecting a big improvement from 3 years ago.

dafish
NSW, 1579 posts
7 Aug 2021 8:29AM
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I have two that have landed but are sitting on a shelf in my garage. Have not had the wind yet to try them out. However, due to lockdowns and such, we just got back from an epic trip to Thredbo. Couldn't not have asked for better snow (for Oz) and no crowds. No lift lines, just smiling happy shiny people.
Might have a chance to get out next week, but won't report on the kites until I have at least three sessions with them under my belt. V5 was so good, I don't really know what I would have wanted them to change, except going to the new fabrics.

Murf1
WA, 252 posts
8 Aug 2021 2:58PM
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look fwd to reviews! - havn't upgraded for 3 years
could only see new materials as a real change haha might wait for this

olyowl
WA, 35 posts
8 Aug 2021 3:22PM
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Very keen to hear anything about the V6. There is very little to no info out there on them.

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 860 posts
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9 Aug 2021 5:00PM
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I've had 2 customers call and give very positive reviews one from WA and one from mid NSW coast. My 3 local mates all very decent strapless riders have now tried the 10M demo I have up here.
All of them say its smoother, much smoother than their V5's, turns quicker than V5, has more bottom end and better upwind and heaps more stable with better drift.
They have all said the same things, so I'm assuming it must be true.
I'm temporarily broken and cannot kite sob sob.

mazdon
1167 posts
9 Aug 2021 4:04PM
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olyowl said..
Very keen to hear anything about the V6. There is very little to no info out there on them.


guess what, its smoother, much smoother than the V5's, turns quicker than V5, has more bottom end and better upwind and heaps more stable with better drift.

Ozone kites aus said so, so I'm assuming it must be true

dafish
NSW, 1579 posts
10 Aug 2021 9:08AM
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Chances are tomorrow might provide some wind for testing. I will put up both v5 and v6 10 meter kites see how true this might be. This is the only real way one can compare. Often people have ridden their kites almost to death, or at least stretched their canopies somewhat, and when the crispness and joy of a new kite comes out all one can think about is how much better it is than their older kite. And while the new claims might be true, there is always a tiny bit of bias when a new kite arrives.
Sorry to hear you are broken Steve, hope you heal soon.

breeezeofchange
VIC, 4 posts
7 Sep 2021 7:32PM
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Purchased a 7m Reo v6. Second Reo (have a 12m v5) and have flown friends v5 previously.Flew in cross-off conditions at Torquay. I was a little overpowered, friend was lit on his v6 Reo 6m. Both came off the water with big smiles on our faces.

Super smooth, super predictable. I'd say a little more bar pressure than the v5 but in my tight session window I hadn't adjusted for 'offshore' setting.

Negatives? Like most new kites the bag isn't really big enough (my old F-One 5m Bandit bag is heaps bigger than this 7m Bag).

Hopefully will get on the water again soon for a more thorough test.

dafish
NSW, 1579 posts
8 Sep 2021 8:24AM
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Hi all, I have flown the new V6 6 meter twice and only had one session on the 10 so far. Man, I am loving the 6 on my foil. I can't compare it to the v5 as my other 6 was a v4. What I can say is that it does generate more power. I went out first day in about 18 knots which normally would be fine, (did have a small front wing on my foil), and had a great session, albeit fairly rusty, and the kite was super smooth. Zero fluttering, super stable canopy. Smooth to loop which is what I always expect from a Reo. However the real surprise came the following day when I went out in about 14 to 16 knots and then the wind dropped right out to 10 to 12 knots. The 6 was still plenty to keep on going, in fact I never felt like I didn't have enough juice. With that added bit of power a few swoops of the kite was always enough to power through the lulls. Looks like that will be my biggest kite to foil with now. I would normally jump on the 8 when it hits about 14 knots as my Peak4 5 starts to be a bit much.
The new inflate system is a winner, pumping a 6 up takes seconds. No more reaching over to straighten out a hose connector to a strut to inflate it. Not a deal breaker, but it was what it was.
I won't comment on the 10 as I didn't have my surfboard on me and there were no waves, so I jumped on the twinny for a while in about 20 knots. All I can say about it right now is that it's super smooth and even less flutter in the turns than the V5. Can't wait to get out into some waves with this kite.
Build quality looks and feels fantastic. I don't think any wave rider would be disappointed with the Reo v6.



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