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Laughingman
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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Laughingman » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:00 pm

SalmonSlayer wrote:
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


Both my wife and I are also extremely happy with our Ride Engine harnesses.
Although we are equally as happy with all the gear we bought this year
Xeon Laluz board
Epic spartan board
2 - 2014 Cabrinha bars
5m Epic Renegade 3G prototype
7m Epic Renegade 3gll
9m, 11m and 13m Epic Renegade 4g

I also purchased a naish ATB bar but that was for a back up bar which is a work in progress as I am not done modding it completely, although I have used it a dozen times now and I am getting close to how I want it. Once I am done the only original part will be the bar handle and the lines...lol. This was expected so not upset.

I have to say after years of mistakes, I finally made good decisions based on research, testing and finally knowing what works good and what doesn't.

One thing I am on the fence on is the WeatherFlow wind meter.... As of yet my own read has been more accurate then the meters read....

All in all a good year for purchases but the ENGINE harness far exceeded my expectations and was the most surprising improvement to my gear.

Happy holidays
Pete
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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby jplmain » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:46 pm

Core 19m Edge. Best light wind kite I have owned. Whats unbelievable is larger wind range then you would think. Can relaunch in 7 knots.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby cleepa » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:31 am

Board Riding Maui Clouds. At 185-190lb, I never thought I would get so much use out of a 5m kite. Never thought I would find a quiver of kites that I find so much more fun than anything else!

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby blu » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:23 am

9,11,15 Ozone Edge's and new v2 Switch Bar
new switch bar works great and is clean and simple design :thumb:

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby William Munney » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:17 pm

2011 Crazyfly Raptor Pro. Very comfortable ride in chop, great upwind performance and soft landings.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby tripman » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:45 pm

Laughingman wrote:
SalmonSlayer wrote:
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


Both my wife and I are also extremely happy with our Ride Engine harnesses.
...
All in all a good year for purchases but the ENGINE harness far exceeded my expectations and was the most surprising improvement to my gear.

Happy holidays
Pete


Same for me, absolutely loving my Engine harness. The other gear elements are just renewal due to wear and tear but no big change. That harness is the real deal. Been on for the last 4 months.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby SupaEZ » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:38 pm

jplmain wrote:Core 19m Edge. Best light wind kite I have owned. Whats unbelievable is larger wind range then you would think. Can relaunch in 7 knots.


"Core 19m Edge".......................interesting hybrid :thumb:

Our best purchases...Core Riot XR3 19m2 and 17m2 .....plus North Nugget 2013

My friend 14Toeside best purchase for 2013 was the Ozone Edge 19m2 and his Nugget

When we both ride together on our Nuggets at my beach we always have so much fun !!

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby plummet » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:00 pm

A common theme seems to be a red engine harness!

I'll have to put it on my list for when my harness wears out.

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Xeon Laluz, 2010 OR Mako Wide 150, Mako Classic 150, Jellyfish Custom surf board quad fin 6'
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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Laughingman » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:03 pm

plummet wrote:A common theme seems to be a red engine harness!

I'll have to put it on my list for when my harness wears out.


I wouldn't wait, every day that you wait will make you a day older when you do finally get to experience ENGINE..... :rollgrin:

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Captain_East » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:37 pm

The 2014 Switchblade 12m and Shinn Monk Forever .. such a beautiful cocktail for a sunny Egypt


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