Hello KLK and thank you for posting your thoughts. You are the one that mentioned the name of these 2 companies not me. Sorry but it was 12:55 am when I post this so here you go I hide it better now. Let me know if you like this version better.Long time reader, first time poster.
Firstly Dimitri, if you are going to blank out the names of kite companies that your "customer" has "sent" you please try to blank them out properly as we can clearly read the name of North and Liquid Force. The fact that your "customer" has singled out two of the most established companies both of which produce some of the best equipment I have used in 11 years of kiting makes me wonder about the validity of your "customer's" email and identity.
There are a number of Epic riders at my local beach so I am familiar with the products. The kites seem great although bridal wear does seem to be a problem (easily fixed I know but irritating if your kite is out of action). The bar is terrible. I have seen the new one, and whilst the chicken loop is improved greatly the rest of the bar continues to look cheap and nasty. Poor foam which was already pinched and chipped, nasty non marine grade screws which already show signs of rust. The last thing I want to see when I'm hanging onto a kite in 30 knots is a bar with rust. As you have brought up North in your "customer's" email you may want to take a look at their 2013 bar which is light years ahead of the new Epic bar and sets industry standards in quality and safety.
This is constructive criticism, Oldnbroken you needn't bother replying to this post. As far as I'm concerned you have no credibility as you are clearly in the employ of Epic.
Dimitri, please feel free joining the "learning to read Club" along with your pall OldBroken. I have never said that ALL your kites are inverting or jellyfishing. The only thing that I have ever said was that this particular 9m Renegade of by buddy's has an issue. And it was getting worse over time. Nothing more, nothing less! Since 9m is one of the most used kite sizes, if there was a design problem - I'm sure we'd have heard a lot more about these inverting. Hence i've contacted you regarding that issue. And like i've told you in e-mail, i've personally made sure that the kite is pumped up rock hard, and I've personally checked all owner's bars - if the lines are all equal. Maybe the bridal got stretched, maybe there was something going on with the canopy - I don't know and guess what? Your "Epic" support wasn't of much help either!Dimitri M wrote:alexeyga
Once again, we never had any problem with any EPIC kites inverting or jelly fishing. If I had problems I would never put them on the market. This only happens when your kite is not pumped properly. All EPIC kites Leading Edge need to be pumped hard at least (10.5 psi) in order for the kite to perform the way they are suppose to perform. Some people pump the kites to 6 psi which works but the best performance will be around 10.5 psi. But something to remember. If you pump it that hard and you plan to try new tricks and crash the kite a lot, then make sure to leave the "elastic" off on the "Inflate" valve in case your kite falls hard on the water. I am sure you don't want your LE to explode.
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