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Dimitri M
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Gear: SCREAMER 7/9/12/14 for Free Style. Not to forget the SCREAMER 10 LTD for my one go kite.
SURF 8 & 12 for the waves. RENEGADE 6.5 and 9 for all around kiting. And some times I use my son's JUNIOR PRO 4 when it blows 45+ for the waves.
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Re: EpicKites (3rd Generation. 3G kites)

Postby Dimitri M » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:59 am

Hello guys,
This is one of the many emails I get and wanted to share with you this email I got this morning from a customer.
(The only thing I did not paste was his name in order to keep him anonymous)
Hi dimitri,
I have received the kite a few days ago, it looks great, really quick shipping, and excellent service.
I must say, evan though I had a million and one questions to ask you before the transaction, you always had an answer for me, and very quickly as well.
Your service is top notch, keep up the great work, don't let the haters tell you otherwise!
This is definitally not the last time i will buy from epic, i can assure you i wont be as hard of a customer next time.Can't wait to try the kite.
Cheers,

P.S. We are almost done with the EPIC ATTACK #4 movie. :allbegood:

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Re: EpicKites (3rd Generation. 3G kites)

Postby alexeyga » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:54 pm

Just had a chance to do a quick spin on my buddy's Renegade 13m LTD after spending the day on my C4 12m. First thing to note - 13LTD has a ginormous top end. The conditions were fairly gusty 15-24, so most small-a$$ed riders were on 9-10m kites, but being on 200lbs-side of things, we've judged that it's better to be a bit over than a tad under and the owner never really felt like switching on the 9 during the session. Neither have I felt ovepowered when I grabbed it for a test. And that is after a few sessions on Cape Cod when my buddy on the 13LTD was among the last people to come out from the water when the wind died.

For the rest I felt pretty much the same as I did about the Renegade 9m - awesome do-it-all kite. Very light in the air, very forgiving and stable with the turning speed that is just right and the bar pressure being light. Back to back with my C4 though I felt that it lacked feedback on the bar and it takes a bit more rider's input to boost high, but it's easier to land those big jumps on the Renegade without being too surgical.

The only real con that I can note is that I took the 13LTD for test after applying some sunscreen - thus my hands were quite a bit greasy which never was an issue up to date with any bars that I had/have. Turned out that the older Epic (Blade) bar is one slippery mofo!!! Hopefully the foam on the new bars has a little more grip.

All in all, this is the kite I'd recommend with my eyes closed to a beginner, a wave rider or an average Joe looking for a solid all-around kite. Great job Dimitri!

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Dimitri M
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Kiting since: 1998
Style: MY OWN STYLE :-)
Gear: SCREAMER 7/9/12/14 for Free Style. Not to forget the SCREAMER 10 LTD for my one go kite.
SURF 8 & 12 for the waves. RENEGADE 6.5 and 9 for all around kiting. And some times I use my son's JUNIOR PRO 4 when it blows 45+ for the waves.
Just try the EPICKITES and you will see for yourself.
Brand Affiliation: Owner of EPIC KITES
Location: OUTER BANKS (NC) USA. Owner of EPICKITES
Contact:

Re: EpicKites (3rd Generation. 3G kites)

Postby Dimitri M » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:32 pm

Hello Mr.alexeyga and thank you for all the input on the RENEGADE 13 LTD. Just to make sure was this the R13 ltd or the R13 ltd v2? Because the v2 has been improved from the last version of the R13 ltd which gives it better pop and better up wind capability.

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Re: EpicKites (3rd Generation. 3G kites)

Postby alexeyga » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:37 pm

Dimitri M wrote:Hello Mr.alexeyga and thank you for all the input on the RENEGADE 13 LTD. Just to make sure was this the R13 ltd or the R13 ltd v2? Because the v2 has been improved from the last version of the R13 ltd which gives it better pop and better up wind capability.


I'm pretty sure it's the V1, though neither me or the owner ever felt there are any issues with the upwind ability... :thumb:

Cheers,
Alex

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Dimitri M
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Kiting since: 1998
Style: MY OWN STYLE :-)
Gear: SCREAMER 7/9/12/14 for Free Style. Not to forget the SCREAMER 10 LTD for my one go kite.
SURF 8 & 12 for the waves. RENEGADE 6.5 and 9 for all around kiting. And some times I use my son's JUNIOR PRO 4 when it blows 45+ for the waves.
Just try the EPICKITES and you will see for yourself.
Brand Affiliation: Owner of EPIC KITES
Location: OUTER BANKS (NC) USA. Owner of EPICKITES
Contact:

Re: EpicKites (3rd Generation. 3G kites)

Postby Dimitri M » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:43 pm

Once again Mr.alexeyga, thank you for your time. Don't take me wrong the RENEGADE 13 LTD v1 is an incredible kite like you said, but we knew we could make it better. So the v2 of the R13 ltd has been improved. If you get a chance try the v2 RENEGADE 13 and let us know what you think.

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Dimitri M
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Posts: 4556
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1998
Style: MY OWN STYLE :-)
Gear: SCREAMER 7/9/12/14 for Free Style. Not to forget the SCREAMER 10 LTD for my one go kite.
SURF 8 & 12 for the waves. RENEGADE 6.5 and 9 for all around kiting. And some times I use my son's JUNIOR PRO 4 when it blows 45+ for the waves.
Just try the EPICKITES and you will see for yourself.
Brand Affiliation: Owner of EPIC KITES
Location: OUTER BANKS (NC) USA. Owner of EPICKITES
Contact:

Re: EpicKites (3rd Generation. 3G kites)

Postby Dimitri M » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:42 am

Getting ready for battle with the new prototype SPARTAN v2 board.

P.S. Made in Greece.
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Dimitri Maramenides we are SPARTANS...jpg

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L0KI
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Re: EpicKites (3rd Generation. 3G kites)

Postby L0KI » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:45 am

Will I have to wear hardboots with the new Spartan? :wink:

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Re: EpicKites (3rd Generation. 3G kites)

Postby Kirok » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:54 am

Dimitri M wrote:Getting ready for battle with the new prototype SPARTAN v2 board.

P.S. Made in Greece.


Are you dressing up to try to jump over a pier again? :wink:

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Re: EpicKites (3rd Generation. 3G kites)

Postby KiteCulture » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:35 pm

The board graphics for the v2 are looking really amazing. Totally top notch. Awesome stuff.

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Re: EpicKites (3rd Generation. 3G kites)

Postby L0KI » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:10 pm

I like the looks of the new Droid proto Dimitri has been testing.
I want one!!


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