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Naby
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Lattitude kites

Postby Naby » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:52 am

I noticed recently some Lattitude kites at a low price on e-bay. I am looking for a first kite. Money is an issue right now so I was wondring if those kites were worth anything or not. Could I learn on one of those and get a better kite later on or is it money down the drain?

So, has anyone had any experience with Lattitude kites?
Thanks

Jan

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Re: Latitude kites

Postby HawaiianKiteboards » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:49 am

I tried the Glider 10 last year, it is forgiving, a little slow, good for beginning and cruising.
It has a one pump system and a good bar and lines.
For $ 300.- on eBay incl. shipping I think it is a great deal.

Last month I tried the 2009 Prelude, and it put a huge smile on my face...I teach with it because it flies super smooth and relaunches effortless.
And I use it because it boosts really well and handles a wide wind range. I also enjoy the light feeling in the waves.
1 kite does it all, really. :surf:


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Re: Lattitude kites

Postby bodnsay » Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:48 am

Doesnt look too bad, And 300$, wow? I would give it a try

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Re: Lattitude kites

Postby HawaiianKiteboards » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:57 am

The kite on the video is the Prelude, this one is $1050.- incl. bar and lines for a 9 meter.

The Glider can be found on eBay new for $300 incl. bar and lines, it is last years model for beginners to intermediate riders.

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Re: Lattitude kites

Postby TommyDuotone » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:25 pm

my room mate bought the 12m glider(was also limited on cash). He likes his and is progressing well. Can't beat the price.

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Re: Lattitude kites

Postby ten90six » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:48 pm

I just bought the 10m Glider last week with 139x42 board total for my first kite and board I figure for a total of $550 for all new gear I couldn't go wrong. I havn't flown it yet but it looks like a nice quality kite and the board came complete and is super light weight. Now all need is the lessons and I will be good to go!!

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Re: Latitude kites

Postby HawaiianKiteboards » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:45 am

ten90six,

when selecting a school be sure to consider that most kite schools are sponsored by kite manufacturers and if you take lessons with off brand gear it can easily happen that the lesson will turn into a sales pitch.
I recommend to take the lesson with the gear the school provides, the instructor is used to it, that way your lesson will be more productive.
I can assure you that it will be easy to switch to the Glider once you have mastered the first few rides in a school.

Aloha, Reinhard

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Re: Lattitude kites

Postby eldadgold » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:12 am

got to try them out.
they are pretty good kites and for the prices they sell on ebay it's a really good deal.

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Re: Latitude kites

Postby ten90six » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:26 pm

HawaiianKiteboards wrote:ten90six,

when selecting a school be sure to consider that most kite schools are sponsored by kite manufacturers and if you take lessons with off brand gear it can easily happen that the lesson will turn into a sales pitch.
I recommend to take the lesson with the gear the school provides, the instructor is used to it, that way your lesson will be more productive.
I can assure you that it will be easy to switch to the Glider once you have mastered the first few rides in a school.

Aloha, Reinhard
Thanks for the input, Yeah, I figured I would leave my gear at home to avoid the whole pitch.

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Re: Lattitude kites

Postby earlyrider » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:05 pm

Doesn`t look to bad. I´ve never seen one at the beach, seems not to popular, but the price is hot!


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