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by POACHER
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: Impending trade war: Tariffs affecting the kite industry?
Replies: 39
Views: 1975

Re: Impending trade war: Tariffs affecting the kite industry?

Yeah you have to wonder with so much equipment being made in China that something has to give. I was just told that one of my outboard motor suppliers that is made in China is getting a 10% price incrase effective as of August 1st. That's substantial....and it will hurt our company for sure. I'm mo...
by POACHER
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: Impending trade war: Tariffs affecting the kite industry?
Replies: 39
Views: 1975

Re: Impending trade war: Tariffs affecting the kite industry?

Yeah you have to wonder with so much equipment being made in China that something has to give. I was just told that one of my outboard motor suppliers that is made in China is getting a 10% price increase effective as of August 1st. That's substantial....and it will hurt our company for sure. I'm mo...
by POACHER
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Flamer's Paradise
Topic: Impending trade war: Tariffs affecting the kite industry?
Replies: 39
Views: 1975

Impending trade war: Tariffs affecting the kite industry?

As much as I hate politics, I'm curious on how the tariff battle between the US and China will have any adverse consequences for the kite industry?

I'm in the marine industry and the shit is already hitting the fan....

The floor is yours-
by POACHER
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 11 or 12?
Replies: 16
Views: 1017

Re: 11 or 12?

I would vote 11 as well for a filler size. 12 if it's your biggest kite in higher wind areas. People looked at us strange in Texas when we pulled out a 14m..... :lol: My 11m Pivot had more power than many 12m kites I've owned prior. The sizing is very different from brand to brand. Demo ride availab...
by POACHER
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the best RE harness?
Replies: 10
Views: 4098

Re: What's the best RE harness?

I know saving a nickel here and there is a plus, but not at the expense of being uncomfortable or actually in PAIN while kiting. No way. Try as many as you can. Throw down on whatever fits and feels the best. Skimp on something else and thank me later. From my biking days guides and real deal racers...
by POACHER
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!
Replies: 36
Views: 13819

Re: Havent been kiting for over a month..... Dont care!

I can relate Plummetski.....
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(However, I did just buy a new quiver of kites so, I'm jonesing bad to use them...)


Now we've just been nearly flooded with heavy rains so the mountain bike trails are closed and there isn't a hint of wind.

Stupid nature.... :cool2:
by POACHER
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hatteras to get another new bridge......this one sucks.
Replies: 56
Views: 4977

Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge......this one sucks.

Looks like the bridge is happening. https://www.wral.com/judge-clears-way-for-new-outer-banks-bridge/17606156/ So I'm hoping to sneak out on one last trip to the sound this fall before this thing gets built. I'll really miss kiting there....lots of great memories learning to kite with some great peo...
by POACHER
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wash or not wash your kites
Replies: 43
Views: 20154

Re: Wash or not wash your kites

I kited a lake that had kind of stinky water. My new kite then stunk afterward as well.... So I did rinse it in attempt to get rid of the funk. It did for the most part. A quick and easy cheat on drying your kite gear (bar, harness, wetsuit and kite) is that I put everything laid out in our downstai...
by POACHER
Tue May 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone try the LiP Sunglasses (is Zeiss worth the extra $) ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8414

Re: Anyone try the LiP Sunglasses (is Zeiss worth the extra $) ?

I agree that sunglasses are largely an overpriced marketing luxury item but there is a difference between the $10 Fleabay cheapos and a nice pair of Costas/Smiths in my experience. There is also huge differences in the quality of polarization. I bought a pair of $20 floater polarized glasses to kite...

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