windsuks wrote:Just received this from one of our instructors "to be"
whilst he is doing his BKSA Instructor Training Course here in the UK
Used the 2 renegades in a land exercise.
The best graphics out there.
Really high quality all round(lines, pulleys, bridles)
We then laid 5 different bars out Epic f.foil. F.one. North and one other.
Ben, the instructor referred to the epic "this is in my opinion the perfect bar" he liked the feel of the bar, solid, strong and effective QR, flagging on the single line, perfect to teach on as it has the stopper ball.
Lots of interest in them.
I think that this kind of post sums up perfectly why people get a little irritated by the Epic posts.
Windsucks is an Epic dealer in the UK, he has a financial interest in pimping these products. Even I am surprised that he can say, with a straight face that the Epic bar is the perfect bar. It's not even the best bar compared to the bars mentioned in his post. Put the Epic bar next to the North bar for example, a complete novice could see the clear difference in the quality, the North bar is far superior in every way. Look at a year old Epic bar and you will more than likely see a worn, shredded grip, lots of wear on the depower (if it's not been replaced), rust running from the screws going into the bar and bent up floats.
The Epic gear is good, for the price. It's not a premium brand. Why the Epic marketing bandwagon tries to compare their products with the main companies is a mystery to me, why not market it for what it is. Mid range priced and mid range quality. A little bit of honesty wouldn't go amiss from these companies from time to time. Windsucks posts just cheapen the whole image of what seems to be a decent small kite company.
As for the kites being the best looking on the market, if you like kites that look like a child has designed the graphics then I suppose you would like them. Having said that mine has a green bunny on it!