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magic%20Ed
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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby magic%20Ed » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:14 pm

Ditto for the Engine harness!

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Westozzy » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:02 pm

Zephyr, a crazy fly cruiser pro and the 9m dice. :D

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby MACTNKA » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:52 pm

Pat love Duke hybryd Harness and a $15 banshee Epic skimboard. It's epic;)

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby SalmonSlayer » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:54 pm

1968 wrote:The Ride Engine Custom harness. I bought it because I like the idea. Never expected it to be that good. Super happy with it...


me too

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby BudhaNl » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:59 pm

Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit is the absolute #1 for me this year. Don the suit at home, drive to the spot, on the water in 10 minutes, get off the water & in the car, suit's dry when home. Just awesome.

Other purchases that are also very good but not just that season-extending and easy:
  • F-one Trax 8 (to replace a 6 that went AWOL, returned after 6 months :o but is no longer usable)
  • F-one Signature 6'0, my first foray into surfboard-waveriding, lovin'it even though I'm still learning to adjust to it

The Park 2014 6m hasn't been on the water yet, sure it will be great as an addition to the 2012 Park 8m & 11m.

Come to think of it, I've invested a LOT again this year into kiting. Totally worth it for the fun of it though 8)

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Séb » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:53 pm

Axon WTF 5'6" surf that i love for LW and up to about 20 knots. Core XR3 8m that I really like for big air in high wind or for strapless surfing. I could also add the Spex Amphibious glasses, ugly look but great functionality! I wish to get an Engine harness for 2014 :P

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby naishdude » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:35 pm

switchkites method v2 9m 7m 5m
Switch controllerbar V2
Airush compact wave 5"6
Airush Sector 60 V4

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby POACHER » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:41 pm

Flysurfer Cronix 12, Hyperflex Playa HZ jacket, and Nobile NHP.



Just acquired a Cab Contra 15m this fall that I haven't even flown yet. Wasn't available to demo, so I just took a shot. So far all the reviews seem great. I'll find out soon enough on vacation.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby buzzz » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:31 pm

Have to agree ...

1. Cabrinha Contra 2014 17m - amazed with this kite ... never had so much power ...

2. Ocean Rodeo Mako King (2013) - this board is so much fun (especially for bigger guys). It is home in waves and choppy water, yep, also great fun in flat water...

I have to also add my 2014 10mtr swtichblade - what a beast for a smallish kite ! love it...
and the 2014 12mtr switchy - mr reliable
(both much better than the 2013 switchy's imo, and also better than the 2012's as well)

have had 8 outa a possible 9 straight days kiting here ... pretty stoked
Merry Xmas & I hope u all have a windy New Year ! :thumb:
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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Faxie » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:32 pm

Very happy with my Switch Element 7m. Needed a kite for the big windy days, and got this baby just in time for the Autumn. Most used size at the moment :jump:


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