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Save ~35% on Last Generation! Limited Stock Remains

Ships from USA for North American orders.

This 3 strut design is our easiest kite to fly yet. With supreme stability and a massive wind range, the Prodigy will have the keenest beginner to the seasoned Freerider all smiles from the start. Boasting superb power delivery and in flight stability, the Prodigy makes for the ultimate Freeride kite - hugely forgiving, large wind range, smooth turns, and effortless big air and hang time.

The Prodigy's short length bridles reduce the chance of bridle tangles while delivering steering input even when the kite is highly depowered making tricky landing / launching conditions more manageable. Like all Ocean Rodeo kites the Prodigy features the Direct Depower bridal configuration, designed to fully roll over the kite in the event of an ejection or total depower, providing maximum possible depower.


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Rating Prodigy 9.5 Review
Just got back from Maui. On the light days I got to ride the 9.5 prodigy ( I am 6'3 and 200lbs) both on the north and south shore. Review is below. Kite is incredibly smooth, and very stable in the air. Turns very well. If i was to compare it to other kites I would say it is like one of the newer best kahoonas (but supercharged) mixed with a f-one bandit. The kite has great stable pull, very elegant drift down the line of a wave (waves werent huge though since its summertime), and boosts incredibly well. It ate up the sometimes very gusty conditions in maui, and always let me down super smooth of big lofty airs (either with or without a loop). Also it can turn on a dime if you want it to, but if you just want to cruise around looking at the clear water under you then it will never EVER move. Kite literally never lost its stability, even on one of the craziest days I had there, (was something like 40 knots and super gusty the day the trades came back, and I was on a 5m prodigy and strapless surfboard). I love my 10 m ocean rodeo razor, but i am ashamed to say it didnt come out of the bag on the trip because the prodigy was such a fun smoothy kite. (razor will still have its days, but for the conditions I was in, the prodigy was the call). Very nice kite for glide tricks (like hand drag/ dark slides) because it keeps you in the air for a while. Did I mention it jumps incredibly well? Last thing is, one of the stronger days I didn't have my 7m but we wanted to do a little photoshoot, so I put up the 9.5 meter and it held down SUPER strong winds (35ish) without doing the flaring out thing that the waroos tended to do back in the day. On any other kite i think i would have felt like im getting my guts ripped out, but this was fine. Kite can be flown very overpowered, and also has great low end (for my weight probably about 16-18 knots). Probably my favorite kite I have ever flown.
Reviewed by: † from houston texas. on 7/17/2013
5/5
Rating Ocean Rodeo prodigy -- happy customer
After reading reviews on the OR site and elsewhere, I bought a 7 m prodigy to replace my old high-wind kite. After 3 sessions on it, I was so happy with it that I went to my local shop, bought a 12, and ordered a 9.5 Ė and I previously had no intention of getting more new kites! Iím an experienced and competent but not particularly talented kiter. I put a high value on predictability, ease of use, and safety. I kite in cross-on ocean conditions and in sounds. 180 lbs. I have owned a number of different Ocean Rodeo kites Ė Rises, a Cypher, a Razor Ė as well as very good kites from Epic and Ozone. Iíve used the 7m Prodigy in winds from lulls to around 20 to gusts up to the mid-high 30s with no trim line pulled in, both with a Mako 150 and a North Nugget, and I had more fun and was more relaxed than Iíve ever been in winds in the 30 mph range. The kite does pretty much everything I want it to. It pivot launches easily, and it's ridiculously stable and easy to fly. What people have written about turning is accurate Ė small bar movements produce little movement, but when you crank the bar the kite turns just fine. It keeps power through turns with no effort. It is great in huge gusts, jumps easily with soft landings, and is just flat out fun and relaxing in gnarly conditions. The most amazing thing to me is how much easier it is for me to switch feet on a directional after a jibe -- it's like you are holding onto a fixed rope. It's so easy it doesn't seem fair. Iíve used the 12 just once in conditions that ramped up considerably just after I launched so that I was significantly overpowered. I pulled in 12-14 inches of trim line and felt comfortable and totally in control. The kite felt fine in the gusts and a little gutless in the lulls, but it stayed stable and I never got the feeling of being close to the edge that I usually get when Iím that overpowered. Overall these kites are fun, relaxing to use, and inspire confidence for me. Itís true I only have 4 sessions on these kites, so maybe this review should be treated with caution. But these are my favorite kites ever by a significant margin, and have me more excited to go kiting than Iíve been for a while.
Reviewed by: † from NC Outer Banks. on 6/29/2013
5/5
Rating Windstar recreation
12 m prodigy, smooth steady kite. Good low-end and retains its great turning characteristics at the high-end. Great jumps no surprises. Better low-end power and turning characteristics than the 2013 switchblade in lighter winds.
Reviewed by: † from Kelowna. on 11/25/2012
5/5
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