Alot of the people writing about this brand on here are directly linked to the brand. I am sure they are well designed and will suit some people, but they are not miles ahead of the other brands - as some people like to make out. For me personally I would stick to the larger brands who do more testing and R&D on their products. I cannot believe that the number of hours that goes into testing and developing Epic is the same as that which goes into Slingshot, Naish, BEST etc.CNDKiter wrote:I registered just to make this comment, I get annoyed when there are only + comments about kites and not realistic reviews.
I think you are a bit over sensitive. I said they are probably well designed kites but no kite will suit everyone. I then said personally I prefer to buy from the bigger brands.Oldnbroken wrote:UKSurf - You can go from thread to thread and slag Epic kites, if that is your thing.
Hello ShredThaGnar,I was thinking a 12m screamer. I have a 9m renegade and an infinity. I weigh 165lbs. Do you guys think thats the right size to fill my quiver? Also, has anyone replaced the 3 ring on the front lines of the Xtend bar with a swivel attachment? I was looking at replacing it with naish's or SS's swivel. I say this because when I loop my kite or do rolls my front lines always twist and I can never untwist them from the chicken loop. Dumb idea or brilliant?
Again we make sure that all our kites comes ready to use once you take it out of the bag and set it up for the first time. I never had a hard time unhooking the SCREAMER compare to the JUDGE or the RENEGADE. Some times if some one is using a SCREAMER or a RENEGADE or a JUDGE but on another bar then you will need to do some minor adjustments on the lines by moving it by 1 or 2 knots or by pulling the "Depower Strap". For example last time I was on some one's RENEGADE 11 kite (3G II) but the person had a 2010 XTEND EPIC bar on it. So I had to pull the depower strap in order to trim it to be able to unhook so the kite doesn't back stall. So in few words if you mix things up then you will need to do some minor adjustments on the lines or pull the "Depower Strap".Poster: CNDKiter
I have been flying a 12m 3G Screamer for the last year. Great kite for jumping, poor for unhooked. Sure it has pop, any kite will give you pop if you load up correctly. I noticed an immediate difference when I tried a proper wakestyle kite. I am switching to SS RPM for this reason. The other downer for the Epic, is the bar and chicken loop. Besides the bar being low quality the loop is way to small for hooking back into. The actual chicken loop tube material is a smaller diameter then other brands and the small loop quickly get a kink in it leading to an oval shaped CL that is stupid for hooking back in. Since I'm ranting I'll also mention the Epic swivel does not work. It is much easier to follow every back roll with a front roll. Besides the bar quality the kites are built awesome, super durable. Obviously the hang time of the screamer is amazing also but my riding style is moving on.
I registered just to make this comment, I get annoyed when there are only + comments about kites and not realistic reviews.
I hope Dimitry will get the bars up to spec and make a more competitive open c kite instead of defaulting every one to the Judge.
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