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« on: April 07, 2010, 02:55 PM »

Roks....
   I see from a different, non Premier Kites website, they have come out with some new color variations such as Golden and Rainbow. They look great but does anyone know if these are built of the same quality as the old Premier Renzas...? ya ya I know....not at all like the very originals but....

Steve...can you get these?
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 03:20 PM »


These are made by Premier and yes I can get them.  Drop me an email.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 06:01 PM »

I know the appeal of the roks is all that area to decorate! But I have never flown one... Embarrassed From what I've read, they seem stable, as in park and enjoy. Am I mistaken?
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010, 06:32 PM »

Once you adjust the bridle and and tension the upper and lower spars for the wind condition at hand, let her rip.

Stable? Yes...stable as a ROK. 





Sandy footprints courtesy of moronic beach walkers who can't see a Big Black kite lying on the sand.
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010, 06:51 PM »


Sandy footprints courtesy of moronic beach walkers who can't see a Big Black kite lying on the sand.
Thanks for the answer!

About the sandy footprints, I feel your pain! Cry I had to yell at people who were about to walk right into my lines about 15-20' in front of me. Huh What is it about a beach where people just stop paying attention to their surroundings? On second thought, I drive in heavy traffic quite often Angry and I'm starting to believe that some people are never aware of their surroundings! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010, 07:40 PM »

Rok's can be stable or slightly unstable, like said above you can tune them for both so you can anchor them or fight them. They'll never spin like a fighter though, just "Rok" a bit. You'll usually bow the lower cross spar more then the upper to increase stability. The Premier Rok's are pretty nicely made for the price, we have 4 or 5 ourselves.

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 07:53 PM »

Cool...I might just have to try one soon.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 08:28 PM »

Anyone know why the bridles on the Premier Roks are like the length of Highway 50?  Most other Roks seem to be much more conservative with the bridle cord.

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 08:43 PM »

They are long, long bridles load the spars less due to the lower angles, maybe a reason? On Edo's all those long bridles increase stability but Rok's don't have that many bridle lines, maybe they just felt it's more traditional?

After getting the bridle cut on one of ours and doing a quick field repair thus making it shorter I felt it actually flys better, haven't bothered to go back to stock.

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2010, 02:30 PM »

Mostly I strip the stock bridles off and put on my own kind.  You can tune it, so it pulls like a truck or a light pull which will fly just about overhead and not so dang long where you have to daisy chain it Wink

Man I like those new Eagles, wish I still had the old original.

Why is it when you sell a kite, you want it back soon after?
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