RRD Obsession MKVII - Freestyle/Big Air/Freeride
The Obsession is our iconic kite that embodies power/de-power ability/ fast turning speed and huge hangtime, all in one package. It’s been our best selling kite since day one from it’s introduction, manily for its versatile range of use and its real fun, spontaneously sportive feeling in your hands thanks to a light bar feel and a very quick response to the bar inputs. It jumps great, keeping you in the air longer than you could expect, and still keeps its easy depower feel when a stronger wind gust hits the kite.
This is why the Obsession is also highly appreciated by riders who use strapless surfboards to do freestyle tricks or jumps on flat water. Its special wide range of use behaviour comes from a moderate aspect ratio and swept back tips design, creating a very constant amount of power even in very gusty winds. Its “Sheet-and-go” power delivery makes it also a perfect light wind machine, with great freeride performance potential, reaching top speed runs and great upwind legs.
The Kite can be selected with three options:
1 - Kite and bag only.
2 - Kite, bag and bar and lines
3 - Kite ,bag, bar and lines and pump.
This year we have slightly changed the foil profile of the Obsession and made it a bit flatter throughout the tip area, enabling the kite to be turning faster and also be more efficient to flying into the wind window. Every panel of any inflatable structure, from the struts to the leading edge, is built with a special heavy duty stitching system. The stitching areas are internally reinforced with a stripe of adhesive dacron, creating a solid base for durability. All the exposed areas, like tip ends and leading edge seams that are subject to abrasion, are reinforced with a woven Kevlar/ PU fabric to prevent wearout. Our single pump inflating system tube is covered with a soft PVC.
protection to prevent possible damage from plastic parts while folding the kite, and the inflating tubes are fixed to the kite through a neoprene sock, locked into place with velcro.
A dacron leech reinforcement progressively wider from the center strut towards the tips, follows the fatigue line, being higher on the tips, and also reduces potential fluttering after long time use. The triangle tip ends for the attachment points of the back lines spread their load avoiding tip distortion, keeping the right bar presence feel and increasing the lifetime of the kite. All the bridle attachment points are reinforced with a soft PVC external protection and and internal double adhesive dacron patch, to increase durability. The new bridle pulleys are now fully made with marine grade stainless steel and can each stand a load of 400 Kgs.
The Obsession MKVII offers an unsurpassed level of performance in the largest variety of use.
SIZES: 5 • 6 • 7 • 9 • 10.5 • 12 • 13.5 • 15
Its so simple - All RRD kites fly on the Global Bar
The Global Bar V6 has been further simplified to make Kiteboarding easier, safer and longer lasting. RRD have taken all unnecessary parts out and created a full lean and smart control bar that works with water and sand.
The version 6 of a great bar with a great history of performance and reliability. We have taken out any unecessary items instead of adding them, to make every component more functional. Simply put : “you cannot break what does not exist”. A bar is your cockpit in the water, not on the road or inside an airlplane. Everything must be there at your fingertips and must work instantly when you really need it.
No marketing gimmicks, No 3D videos to impress you behind the screen of a computer. A simple bar that works. Everyday. For long time.