therein lies the rub.SalmonSlayer wrote:Just make sure you know what you are buying.
u said it.tautologies wrote:Personally I think used gear is fine, but a beginner will not be able to properly discriminate
edt wrote:because they have absolutely no idea what is going on when they start.
I don't really care much about these folk, and prefer they take up another sport. We all start sometime and its our individual responsibility to study and learn how a kite works, what it means to tune it, stall it, the mechanics of flying, steering, powering, depowering, relaunching, and safetying it. What it means to trim a kite and then know enough to learn how all those things feel on our own in a field somewhere before you start doing it all while swimming.edt wrote:But what you don't hear about are people who buy old gear, have no idea how it works
a vintage guitar wont kill you because it lacks a quick release i dunno if it's a good metaphor buying a used kite is more like buying a used parachute than a used guitar, or a used climbing rope, sure you can save a lot of money on a used parachute (only used once!) but your knowledge level should really be higher than beginner, compared to that it does no harm for a new guitar player to buy a vintage tele because he likes how it looks.Starsky wrote: Im sure on guitar forums you don't hear much from the guys who never learned to tune theirs either, and rightly so.
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