soul19 wrote:The thing with Epic kites is that they have this unique power delivery that takes a few rides to get dialled into! These kites produce a lot of low end grunt power that may take a few riders by surprise at first but it is easily manageable. Other sports that I have been involved with all required time to dial into the nuisances of that particular piece of gear. It was different from what you use to ride but with a few sessions it would all make sense and just feel right! Epic kites are just like that... Once you get a proper feel for how the kite behaves than it allows you tap into that performance and you become a better rider for that. I get bored with cookie cutter designs that feel no different than what I have been using and know that riding becomes stagnant because of this! It seems to me that the above review is badly flawed in that it was done with a badly detuned bar! I don't care what kite is being tested but at least make sure everything is as it should be! Epic makes fun kites to fly but so does every company! The question falls to what kite company makes the kites you want to ride! For me, at this time, I find that Epic kites suit my riding style! I need my kites to have that low end power with that direct steering and I find that in these kites. I have taken the time to get dialled into that Epic feel and it works for me!
Hard on me? Oh my dear Dimitri, being one of your avid supporters I've seen so much from you and your dogs lately that you'd have to push a lot harder to make it at least noticeable.Dimitri M wrote: And please stop riding EPIC kites.
P.S. I hope I was not to hard on you.
alexeyga wrote:Dimitri, speaking about "wrong decisions", if my memory serves me well - back when you were showing 4G bar's protos - you were told by numerous people, including my-self that the trimmer is already isn't that easy to reach on 3G bar, so it's kinda silly to put it even further.Dimitri M wrote: Concerning having to stretch to reach the Depower/Power strap. Well you can't make every body happy. Last year some people were complaining that the throw was too short. So I decided to make it 20 cm longer this time for better depower. But then the Depower/Power strap is a little higher for people with short arms. But again we sell these Depower/Power straps extension for you to add on if you have problems reaching the straps. Or you can save some money and do what my 11 year old son does. Very easy just by pulling the CL grey line will bring the straps closer to you, so you can grab the Power/depower strap. (see picture bellow)
So again try the kite before making the wrong decision. Reviews are good but again as you can see people might get very confused from different reviews.
You've responded by ridiculing such suggestions with one of your typical videos:
Only to end up with this: And you seriously expect people to shell out 20$+SH for YOUR mistakes?
Is this how EPIC takes feedback from riders?
Once again Mr.alexeyga like I said before it is very hard to please every body at the same time. Why do you think EPICKITES is doing so well!!!! That is probably because I listen to our customers and kiters by using all the media necessary so I can get in touch with them by sharing ideas on the next product. I don't see any other kite companies owners using this type of media such as the Kiteforums, FaceBook, Youtube, Twitter, travels, demos, emails and so on... in order to involve the kiters with the product.Hard on me? Oh my dear Dimitri, being one of your avid supporters I've seen so much from you and your dogs lately that you'd have to push a lot harder to make it at least noticeable.
Which being said, I'd gladly stop riding your gear, but there's one little problem - it is unsaleable. I suppose a lot more (than you think) people know what Epic is all about and nobody wants your crap. And like you've pointed it out - I'm way too cheap to simply give it away for peanuts (like most "happy" ex-Epic riders do). So as such - you'll have to endure me for a good while longer unless you want to buy it all out in order to shut me up???
P.S. You should really consider going into politics, as you have that unique gift of saying a lot of bull crap without actually saying anything and while totally ignoring what other people are telling you.
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