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Should I buy these kites? (new rider)

Postby mcurcio1989 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:32 pm

A friend is selling his gear and buying new he offered to sell me (he is putting them up on craigslist next week) his 2009 best 13m waroo stealth edition with a new bladder and in good condition, 2010 best 9m bularoo in great condition with little use, and a bar and lines for both for $800. I have seen both kites in use, rode the 9m, inspected both, and I trust the seller.I live up in ohio so its a little tricky to find good deals and these seem like a great deal for a new rider looking to get into the sport on a budget. I weight 170lbs and these seem like good sizes for my area. I have about 5 days to make up my mind and at this point I think I am going to pull the trigger but I thought I would ask if you all have any concerns about this deal as I am so new to the sport.

Also he spent about two hours helping me learn to ride (I had just taken an intro course in cocoa beach) and gave me loads of info and advice so even if it is not the most incredible deal price wise I don't mind.

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Re: Should I buy these kites? (new rider)

Postby Dimitri M » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:05 pm

Yes this is a great deal mcurcio1989. Get these kites and then once you get better in kiting invest in something newer and better.
Good luck. :thumb:

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Re: Should I buy these kites? (new rider)

Postby C Johnson » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:41 pm

yeah that's a pretty good deal and good kites to learn on.

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Re: Should I buy these kites? (new rider)

Postby john a » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:02 pm

yes ;)

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Re: Should I buy these kites? (new rider)

Postby panchito » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:13 pm

Dimitri M wrote:Yes this is a great deal mcurcio1989. Get these kites and then once you get better in kiting invest in something newer and better.
Good luck. :thumb:


Yeah , another :thumb:

Regards

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Re: Should I buy these kites? (new rider)

Postby Billy B. » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:35 pm

Great deal....But the guy some beers for the two hours you spent with him also...at a kite school that 2 hours would have cost 400 dollars.

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Re: Should I buy these kites? (new rider)

Postby sfpete » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:30 am

Don't know why everyone is going crazy. It's a DECENT deal for older stuff.

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Re: Should I buy these kites? (new rider)

Postby piccio » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:32 am

it is old stuff ,shuld be around 600 650 no more.if bar is very good condition you can reach 700

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Re: Should I buy these kites? (new rider)

Postby eightsmileys » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:52 am

Check ebay.co.uk, ebay.de or ebay.com i believe you can get a better deal...since he is going to help you out it sounds like a solid deal as you will have support which is more important in the beginning!

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Re: Should I buy these kites? (new rider)

Postby mcurcio1989 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:48 pm

Well I bought them and they are in the mail. I have been keeping an eye on eBay for the past month or so and I have not found any deals even close to this price. Even so, I really wouldnt be upset if I paid a little more than there worth for the reasons I already said. I feel better buying gear that I have seen and used and from a trustworthy seller.


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