The Diablo is Ocean Rodeo's fastest, most exhilarating kite they've produced yet, and they admit it's probably not for everyone. However, they also believe that those good enough to appreciate its speed, handling and finesse will love it. The speed of the kite makes it ideal for kiteloops, and sending for huge hang-time. Designer Russ Harrington paid ample attention to the safety elements of the kite, too - there's a huge depower range in each size, and the curved wing-tips actually allow the centre of effort on the kite to move forward upon depower, not backwards as with more traditional designs. This gives a great balance to the kite. It's fifth-line compatible and also combines with OR's fantastic punch-out safety system.
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